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3 Fascinating Things You Can Do With Eggs

There is no better source of inexpensive, healthy protein than an egg.

It is also a rich source of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. On days you are in a hurry and fail to have a healthy meal, a quickly rustled up egg breakfast will take care of most of your nutritional requirements. Not just omelettes, you can actually make a variety of delicious egg recipes. Try them out!

1. Egg Salad Sandwich

Ingredients
Bread Slices – 4 Eggs – 2, hard-boiled, finely chopped
Mayonnaise (or Butter) – 4 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes – 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Pepper Powder as per taste
Ghee as required

Optional
Tomato – 1, sliced
Spring Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Red Onion – 1, sliced
Lettuce Leaves – few, chopped

Method
– Mix the eggs, mayonnaise, red chilli flakes, salt and pepper powder in a bowl.
– Spread this on 2 bread slices.
– Top up with the tomato, spring onions, red onion and lettuce leaves.
– Cover with the remaining slices.
– Heat a tawa over low flame.
– Place the sandwiches and apply little ghee around the edges.
– Cook for 30 seconds on each side and remove.
– Serve with french fries.

2. Potato and Egg Salad
Ingredients
Potatoes – 500 gms, boiled, peeled, halved (or quartered)
Eggs – 2, hard-boiled, peeled, grated or finely chopped
Mayonnaise – 4 tblsp
Dijon Mustard – 1 tsp
Spring Onion – 1, chopped
Sun-dried Tomatoes – 2 to 3, finely chopped (optional)
Green Capsicum – 2 to 3 tblsp, finely chopped (optional)
Pepper Powder as per taste
Coriander Leaves – few, chopped
Salt as per taste

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Method
– Add the potatoes to a large bowl.
– Add the eggs, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, spring onions, tomatoes, capsicum and mix well.
– Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Mix well.
– Garnish with coriander leaves.
– Cover and keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
– Serve.

3. Masala Scrambled Eggs
Ingredients
Eggs – 8 to 10, beaten
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Ginger Paste – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tblsp
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped

To Serve
Bread Slices – 6 to 8, toasted

Method
– Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium flame.
– Add the cumin seeds and turmeric powder.
– Stir-fry for 30 to 45 seconds.
– Add the onions and saute for a minute or two.
– Add all the other ingredients, except, eggs and stir well.
– Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
– Reduce flame to low and add the eggs.
– Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
– Then using a spatula gently scramble the eggs until they are cooked.
– Remove and serve at once with toasted bread.

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