Bored of Indian egg dishes? Try out these ‘egg’licious dishes from around the world

First Published Dec 1, 2020, 4:58 PM IST

We bring you a clutch of somewhat lesser- known egg recipes; they make for healthy, filling breakfasts, but can be equally turned to a wholesome lunch or dinner.

<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that almost every culture in the world has its own variations of egg. This is certainly true of India, with an almost unsurpassed variety of egg recipes — bhurjee, the inimitable Eggs Kejriwal, masala omelette, and the vast range that the Parsi community offers i.e. poro, akoori, par eeda.</p>

It is a truth universally acknowledged that almost every culture in the world has its own variations of egg. This is certainly true of India, with an almost unsurpassed variety of egg recipes — bhurjee, the inimitable Eggs Kejriwal, masala omelette, and the vast range that the Parsi community offers i.e. poro, akoori, par eeda.

<p><strong>Çilbir:</strong> Although this recipe pairs two somewhat startling ingredients — poached eggs sitting on a sea of garlicky yoghurt —their marriage is rather delectable. Creamy, buttery, moreish, cilbir is one of Turkey's favourite comfort foods.</p>

Çilbir: Although this recipe pairs two somewhat startling ingredients — poached eggs sitting on a sea of garlicky yoghurt —their marriage is rather delectable. Creamy, buttery, moreish, cilbir is one of Turkey's favourite comfort foods.

<p><strong>Shakshuka:</strong> Although this recipe pairs two somewhat startling ingredients — poached eggs sitting on a sea of garlicky yoghurt —their marriage is rather delectable. Creamy, buttery, moreish, cilbir is one of Turkey's favourite comfort foods.<br />
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Shakshuka: Although this recipe pairs two somewhat startling ingredients — poached eggs sitting on a sea of garlicky yoghurt —their marriage is rather delectable. Creamy, buttery, moreish, cilbir is one of Turkey's favourite comfort foods.
 

<p><strong>Huevos Rancheros:</strong> Here's a classic Mexican breakfast dish that is exceedingly similar to shakshouka. At its core, huevos rancheros is a dish of eggs and tomato salsa, served over corn tortillas. A delicious breakfast, it can be made even more invigorating by the addition of beans, avocados and cheese.</p>

Huevos Rancheros: Here's a classic Mexican breakfast dish that is exceedingly similar to shakshouka. At its core, huevos rancheros is a dish of eggs and tomato salsa, served over corn tortillas. A delicious breakfast, it can be made even more invigorating by the addition of beans, avocados and cheese.

<p><strong>Omurice: </strong>This Japanese egg preparation consists of soft-scrambled omelette that is draped over fried rice and drizzled with sauce. The omelette is lightly cooked, in order to keep its belly soft and full of creamy curds; it is then slit open over the rice, so that the insides ooze out and dress the rice. &nbsp;</p>

Omurice: This Japanese egg preparation consists of soft-scrambled omelette that is draped over fried rice and drizzled with sauce. The omelette is lightly cooked, in order to keep its belly soft and full of creamy curds; it is then slit open over the rice, so that the insides ooze out and dress the rice.  

<p>All these recipes are scrummy and finished in the blink of an eye. Runny, creamy, crunchy, savoury, these dishes are easy enough to make for yourself, and elegant enough to impress guests. The names are intriguingly fresh, but the flavours are familiar and comforting — these are the eggs you didn't know you craved. &nbsp;</p>

All these recipes are scrummy and finished in the blink of an eye. Runny, creamy, crunchy, savoury, these dishes are easy enough to make for yourself, and elegant enough to impress guests. The names are intriguingly fresh, but the flavours are familiar and comforting — these are the eggs you didn't know you craved.  

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