Anda Keema Ghotala is a popular street food dish of Surat which has gradually over the years become part of street food culture of other cities like Mumbai and Pune. It is best enjoyed with butter roasted soft Pav.
One of the aspects of blogging that I like the most is the interaction with the viewers and readers and getting recipe requests from them. While some requests are of popular and well known dishes that our viewers want us to make, some requests are for lesser known recipes but which are very close to me and I have pleasant memories associated with it. Recently I received this recipe request from my dear viewer turned friend Mrs. Alka Suley, who shared with us that her son has asked us to make Anda Ghotala on our YouTube Channel.
Anda Keema Ghotala is not as popular as some other egg recipes like –Omelette or Bhurji, but it has its own fan base. Anda Ghotala is known to have originated on the streets of Surat and then it gradually made its way into other cities. While earlier it had limited its presence onto street food menu, Anda Ghotala has now increasingly become part of restaurant and café menu’s. There are now several café’s and food carts in Pune that boast of this unique egg preparations in their menu.
Anda Ghotala is indeed a delicious option for anyone (read bachelors) who are low on budget and are seeking for a low-cost filling option for satisfying their late evening hunger pangs.
Make this delicious meal for your family for your weekend lunch or dinner and serve it hot with some roasted Pav. Tell us your feedback about this recipe in comments section below.
- 2 Eggs and 3 Boiled Eggs
- 1 Large=90 gms Onions-finely chopped
- 2 Medium sized=125 gms Tomatoes-finely chopped
- 2-3 tbsp fresh Coriander leaves-finely chopped
- 1 Green Chilies-finely chopped
- 1-tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- ½-tsp Cumin Seeds
- ¼th-tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1-tsp Kashmiri red Chili Powder
- 1-tsp dry Coriander Powder
- 1-tsp Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
- 1-tsp Chat Masala Powder
- Cooking Oil
- Heat 3 tbsp Cooking Oil in a Pan. Add Cumin Seeds in Oil and let it splutter. Now add chopped Chilies. Add chopped Onions and fry on medium-high heat. Fry until Onions become soft.
- After 5 mins Onions become soft. Now add Ginger-Garlic paste. Add some chopped Coriander leaves and fry for couple of mins. Fry until we get rid of raw flavor and aroma of Ginger-Garlic paste.
- We have cooked Ginger-Garlic paste for 2 mins on medium heat. Now add chopped Tomatoes and some Salt and Mix well. Lower the heat. Now cover the pan and cook tomatoes on reduced heat.
- Tomatoes become soft in 5 mins. Now add dry Spices-Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder. Add dry Coriander Powder, Pav Bhaji Masala Powder and Salt to taste. Cook Masala on medium heat. When it begins to become dry add some water and continue to cook.
- Mash the tomatoes with ladle as you continue to cook the masala. We have used only basic spices in this recipe. The wonderful thing about street food is how the vendors create magic with same spices and ingredients.
- We have cooked Masala for 7-8 mins and Oil begins to ooze out. Add some more water. Now, we will grate boiled eggs and add to the gravy. Grate with medium sized holes.
- Mix the grated eggs. Mash the bigger pieces with a ladle. Lower the heat and add one raw egg and mix well. Gravy becomes thick by raw egg. Add some more water. We have added total 1 Cup water in gravy. To make this Gravy more flavorful, we will add Chat Masala. Cover and cook on reduced heat.
- Take a pan. Heat Cooking Oil in Pan. Crack open an egg on this pan. We will cook a full fry egg on this pan. Add Salt, Chaat Masala and some chopped coriander leaves. Take Oil from sides and put some Oil on top.
- We have cooked Anda Ghotala for 5 mins covered. Now add full fry and mix. Mash well with a ladle and mix well. We have used eggs in 3 forms- boiled, raw and a full fry.
- This gravy must be thick as we are going to relish it with Pav. Now add chopped Coriander leaves and mix. Remove from heat.
- Ghotala means confusion. This Ghotala of flavors is really delicious. Anda Keema Ghotala is fun to relish with roasted Pav.