They are most commonly associated with breakfast, but if the popularity of anda bhurji, masala omelette and egg curry is any indication, eggs are an integral part of several regional Indian cuisines. One of the most versatile foods around, eggs are easy to make, cheap and delicious. Scrambled, deep-fried or boiled, these dishes celebrate eggs in all their golden glory.
1. Egg dosa
How do you make a dosa even better? Top it with a fried egg of course. A protein-packed breakfast option in Tamil Nadu, egg dosa can also be spiced up by adding a molaga podi spice mixture on the dosa before cracking the egg.
2. Nargisi kofta
These Mughlai meatballs are made of hard-boiled eggs wrapped in a mixture of spiced keema, fried and simmered in a spicy tomato curry. Many believe that the dish even inspired the classic British dish Scotch egg, a deep-fried hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausages and breadcrumbs.
3. Egg halwa
Though eggs are a key ingredient in many desserts, they are the centrepiece in the andey ka halwa. A sweet version of scrambled eggs, this dessert is mostly made with eggs, milk and dry fruits, though another version in Mysore also uses dry coconut powder.