Monday, July 22, 2019

Egg Devil


Hello Peeps.....Hope you all are doing great and relishing upon the Chaats and Bhajiyas this Monsoon time. Kolkata is yet to receive Monsoon in full swing; nevertheless we're still waiting for it and relishing upon those delicacies in hope of the Monsoon, I think that's how the foodies are always!!!

Chaats, Bhajiyas, Pakodas are all synonyms to Monsoon. We can't even imagine Monsoon with my Elaichi wali Chai and a bowl full of Pakodas. It's so comforting and relaxing to enjoy your evening time with your cuppa and some Pakodas.

Today in this post I'm going to share one of the very famous Pakoda from the hub of Indian Street Foods i.e. Egg Devil. Kolkata is very popular for its street food Egg Devil is one of them. Egg Devils or Egg Pakodas are made by coating the boiled eggs with a spicy potato mixture and then dipping in corn flour slurry, coating in breadcrumbs and finally deep fried until golden brown.

Making Egg Devils is a bit tedious task as it has few steps involved:
  1. Boiling Eggs & Potatoes
  2. Preparing the Potato mixture
  3. Coating the Eggs with the Potato mixture
  4. Preparing the outer layer of the Pakoda
  5. Deep Frying
Believe me if you're a Pakoda lover like me then believe me these 5 steps are nothing when you know the end result. They are enjoyed with some salad, mustard sauce (Kasundi) and piping hot cup of Tea. 

I would like to make a special mention here about the Mustard Sauce (Kasundi). Kasundi is a spicy and tangy sauce prepared from raw mangoes and mustard seeds and is very popular dipping sauce here in Kolkata. You can get it in any local grocery shop but outside Kolkata I don't know whether it is available or not. But availability or non-availability of Kasundi should not stop you from enjoying this delectable Egg Devil. You can still relish it with Tomato Ketchup & salad.

So, without doing any further ado let's begin with the recipe:


For the stuffing:

1. Boiled Potatoes (medium size): 3
2. Onion (finely chopped): 1/2 cup
3. Ginger-Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
4. Coriander Leaves: 1/4 cup
5. Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
6. Red Chili Powder: 1/2 tsp
7. Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
8. Coriander Powder: 1/2 tsp
9. Green Chilies: 2-3
10. Salt to taste
11. Oil for cooking

For the Egg Devils/ Egg Pakodas:

1. Boiled Eggs: 3
2. Salt to taste
3. Breadcrumbs: 1 cup
4. Corn Flour: 3 tbsp
5. Oil for frying


1. Cut the boiled eggs into halves and season it with salt. Keep them aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add the finely chopped onions. Fry it until it becomes soft.

3. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry it until the raw flavor is gone.

4. Now add the chopped green chilies and cook the mixture for a minute.

5. Add powdered spices and cook the mixture for another minute.

6. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and let the stuffing cool down.

7. Once the stuffing is at room temp take a small portion and flatten it on your palms.

8. Place an egg on it and cover it properly with the potato stuffing. Try to keep the shape of the egg intact so that the Egg Pakora resembles an egg.

9. Dip the egg devil into the prepared corn flour slurry and then coat it nicely with bread crumbs.

10. Heat oil in a pan and add the egg devils one by one. Fry them on medium-high heat until golden brown from all the sides. This will take roughly around 6-7 mins.  

11. Once done take them out on a plate.

12. Serve the Egg Devils or Egg Pakodas with salad, mustard sauce (kasundi) and some elaichi wali chai. Enjoy!!


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Veg Mayo Sandwich


Hello my Foodie Friends.......hope you all are doing great. We ladies have one universal problem WHAT TO PACK FOR LUNCHBOX? Whether we're making lunchbox for our husbands or for our kids every morning we face the same issue.

Whether we ladies are working or non-working our mornings are usually very busy. So, if we do some meal planning a night before that can help us in making our mornings a bit smooth. Moreover, making our kids eat vegetables is a very tedious task. We are always in search of new and different ideas of how to hide veggies in their meal so they don't understand and can eat some vegetables.

So, today in this video we'll make Veg Mayonnaise Sandwich which is loaded with veggies and every kid's favorite Mayonnaise. This recipe is very easy to make and just needs 10 mins of your time if you do the prep work beforehand.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Lauki Kofta Curry


Hello my foodie's recipe is all about one of the most healthiest but neglected vegetables from our Indian household and i.e. Lauki or Bottle Gourd. I'm not blaming anybody I myself don't like Lauki that much so I think of new ways to include this healthy vegetable in our diet.

In order to include Lauki (Bottle Gourd) in our diet my Mom used to make Lauki Kofta Curry and I would eat the Koftas even before they went into the Curry. I love this simple Kofta curry recipe although the fritters are deep fried but still I have the satisfaction of including Lauki in my and my family's diet.

Although I'm thinking of buying Appam pan in which we can prepare koftas using few tablespoon of oil until then we have to compromise. 

One of the most important steps in making any koftas is that the water content should be zero. Whether you're making koftas out of chicken, mutton or with any vegetable, water should be removed as much as possible otherwise the Koftas will be ruined.

So, without doing any further ado let's see how to make Lauki Kofta Curry: 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Pav Bhaji


Hello Peeps.....hope you all are doing good and enjoying this monsoon in your respective regions. For us monsoon is yet to come in full swing. 

Being a food blogger and video creator, I relate everything to food. There are some food items which we really enjoy during the monsoon time. If you're a big foodie like me then I guess you can relate what I am referring to. Anyway, what is the one food item that you really enjoy during the monsoon time? For us it is Pakoras (fritters) and Elaichi wali Chai (cardamom flavored Tea).

Coming on to today's post which is a Pav Bhaji; a Pav is nothing but a Dinner Roll toasted with butter and Bhaji is a mixture of numerous vegetables, spices and butter blended together to form a very healthy dish. 

Pav Bhaji can be a very healthy dish if you make it in a healthier manner. Since it has number of veggies you may serve it to your child and they would love it big time. You may add any vegetable of your choice but generally Potatoes, Capsicum, Carrots, Green Beans and Cauliflower are used to make Pav Bhaji. 

Here, I have used combination of Butter and Oil but you can use any one of it or both as per your requirement. So, without doing any further ado let's begin with the recipe: