Indian take-out is ideal for a family or crowd - but it can take a toll on your wallet. If the tight economy has you eating cost-consciously, try these authentic Indian food recipes that taste just as delish as take-out.
Egg Curry and Tomatoes
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut oil
4 eggs, hard-boiled, sliced in half lengthwise
1 onion, sliced
1 green chili, chopped
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic paste
2-inch cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 bay leaves
1 cup tomato, chopped
Salt to taste
Directions: 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry eggs until golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
2. In the same skillet, saute onion with chili, garam masala, turmeric, garlic paste, cinnamon and bay leaves. Mix in tomatoes and some water. Stir over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until a chunky stew is made.
3. Add eggs and a pinch of salt and cook a few more minutes. Serve warm over brown or jasmine rice.