Eggs Kejriwal



Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and eggs are my favourite breakfast. There’s really nothing like a nice wholesome breakfast of egg to give you a good start for the rest of the day. Today I’d like to tell you about Eggs Kejriwal that first appeared in my blog

Since then my blog has undergone a revamp but my recipe for the eggs remains the same.

To make the perfect eggs Kejriwal you will need two thick and large slices of bread. The way it is made in Mumbai Clubs, the bread is sourced from the nearby Irani bakeries which start stoking their ovens before the crack of dawn. The bread is then sold as hot loaves and sliced as per individual requirements – delicately thin for crisp toast, and thick for toast that has to be dripping with butter.

So to get down to the recipe, get together

  • 2 thick slices of buttered half toasted bread
  • 2 eggs fried sunny side up
  • 2 tablespoons grated Amul cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped tomato
  • finely chopped green chilli according to one’s propensity for pungent food
  • finely chopped fresh green coriander
  • some oil for cooking

What to do

If you are using a non-stick fry pan ( which is ideal) just add a dab of oil to prevent the toast from burning at the bottom. Gently lay the fried eggs on the semi-toasted bread and sprinkle the onion, tomato, choppped chillies and coriander. Spread the grated cheese on top, cover the pan and reduce the heat. Keep on the heat till the cheese just melts and serve piping hot.

Then as you dig in below the melted cheese, out will pour the gorgeous yellow yolk which goes perfectly with the crunchy yet soft toasted bread.

Eggs Kejriwal like you will find in my original blog post was the invention of one Mr. Kejriwal who as it turns out did exist. I infact got a comment from one of his grand nephews who acknowledged the fact that his Uncle was the inventor of this dish in all Mumbai clubs especially since he couldn’t eat eggs in his household of staunch vegetarians.

These eggs are typically Mumbai and best eaten in one of the Mumbai clubs on their huge spacious verandahs while watching the rain fall by. But of course that’s not essential  – they are equally appreciated on your dining table and not only at breakfast time but also as a quick but substantial snack any time of the day!

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