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Curried Egg Salad with Caramelized Onions, Modern Spice

So my son decided to pose with one of his favorite things to eat – EGGS! I hope the Egg Board (I am assuming there is such a thing) is going to take note. :-)

One of my personal favorite recipes from Modern Spice with a gorgeous photo courtsey of Tina Rupp -

Egg Salad - Tina Rupp

Curried Egg Salad with Caramelized Onion

- serves 4 to 6 -

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1/4 medium red onion, finely diced
1/2 medium red or orange organic bell pepper, seeded and finely diced (see Note)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 small green serrano chile, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons hot Madras curry powder
1 tablespoon prepared mustard powder
2 cups spinach leaves, loosely packed

Procedure

1. Caramelize the onions: Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and fry for about 5 minutes until it becomes transparent. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, the sugar, and the pepper and saute for another minute. As soon as it changes color, remove from the heat and set aside until the rest of the salad is ready.

2. In a large bowl, mash the boiled eggs with a fork or finely chop them. Add the diced onion and bell pepper and mix well.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, chile, curry powder, and salt to taste. Mix well. Add the mustard and mix until well combined. Add the eggs and mix.

4. Divide the spinach leaves onto four serving plates. Heap the egg salad evenly onto each plate. Top with the caramelized onions and serve.

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Comments

  1. Eggs and curry powder go so well together. This salad looks gorgeous!

  2. i came here thru the article published about you in the rediff. Congrats!! This Egg salad is a healthy one.. will try it sometime (http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2009/jul/23/slide-show-1-mistress-of-spices-interview-monica-bhide.htm)

  3. Great site.

  4. Looks incredible yet so simple

  5. Ok, this looks great. I love the deviled eggs (as it were) in the book MY BOMBAY KITCHEN

  6. looks so tasteful,I will definitely try this recipe.This recipe is so easy to make so I’m going to add this recipe to my recipe notebook.
    keep on posting!

    seth

  7. Look great indeed.. Nice presentation.. Thanks for the recipe…

  8. This looks great! I usually add curry to my egg salad, but never thought of the caramelized onions.

    Incidentally, there is an Egg Board, at least in India. We just got back from there last week. All during the World Cup, on TV, there were commercials from the Egg Board where a little boy ate an egg sandwich and then squeezed Sachin Tendulkar’s hand so hard he yelped in pain, because apparently eggs will make you stronger.

  9. When I read your sandwich post yesterday, I immediately thought of this recipe. I made this with the curry leaf bread for Sunday sandwiches… it’s one of my husbands favorite recipes. These pictures made me salivate!!

  10. He is such a sweetheart. LOVE that innocent smile:-) Has to be the best kinda egg salad. The fried onions and the powder.. ahh. my lunch next week.

  11. Hi Monica! Your son is handsome and has your smile. These eggs are on my To Do list! Will definitely report back when they have been sampled. We love hard boiled, devilled egg recipes at our house. They are addictive. BD

  12. Lovely egg salad and curry is a must add. Your little one is too adorable.

  13. I could really get into this recipe. I’d probably eat half of it on my own…just saying!

  14. That egg salad looks so elegant on the spinach leaf on the baguette. Lovely! Will have to try this recipe soon.

  15. Bobbi Verma says:

    Looks DEEE-licious! Enjoy reading all of your recipe and dinner posts. Thanks for your words of food wisdom. Your boy is sooo cute. :)

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