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Two Easy Indian Breakfast Recipes - Gajar Ka Halwa & Egg Bhurji

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Published November 18th 2012
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I) Gajar Ka Halwa

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Ingredients:

a) Carrots - 1Kg (grated)
b) Ghee - 4 tbsp
c) Sugar - 250 gms
d) Milk - 1ltr
e) Cardamom powder - 1/2 tbsp

Method:

1) Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a deep non stick pan and add the grated carrots. Saute it for 3-4 minutes.
2) Add the milk and mix it well with the carrots in pan.
3) Cook on high heat till all the milk is absorbed by the carrots.
4) Add sugar and mix it. Saute till you see the ghee (fat) pouring out the bottom of the pan.
5) Add the cardamom powder and 2 tbsp of ghee. Mix and cook for a few minutes.
6) Serve hot or cold. Optionally, garnish with grated dry coconut, almonds and cashews.

Gajar ka halwa is one of the favourite home made puddings in India. It is mostly prepared in winters when carrots are in abundance and has also been made memorable through Bollywood as one of the favourite 'Mom's hand made' delicacies that every kid craves for.

II) Egg Bhurji

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Ingredients (Serves 2):

a) Eggs - 4
b) Onion - 1 (chopped)
c) Green Chillies - 2
d) Green Coriander - 10 gms (chopped)
e) Ginger - 5gms (grated or finely chopped)
f) Garam Masala
g) Butter
h) Salt

Method:

1) Heat 2tbsp of butter in a non stick pan on low heat.
2) Break and add eggs directly on top of butter.
3) Add chopped onion, chillies and ginger. Mix well with the (now) semi-fried eggs.
4) Raise the heat to medium and continue mixing as you add 1tbsp of Garam Masala and Salt to taste. Add chopped coriander leaves.
5) Keep mixing and frying till the onions turn golden brown and you could smell the butter on eggs.
6) Turn off the heat and serve with slightly toasted white bread.

Egg Bhurji is one of the Indian Dhaba (food stops on highways) dishes. It is widely popular in Northern and Western parts of India, and is had with tea. Often it serves as an accompaniment to Whisky at night, as it's spicy nature mellows down the drink.
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Why? Easy to cook
Where: At home
Cost: Around 5
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