Fried egg wraps served with garlic blistered tomatoes and fresh salad will become one of your favorite breakfast dishes soon. Its fun, fast and fabulous..whats more, its packed full of health and is extremely flavorful.
“Suwadee”!! How you doin’?? (Imagine Joey saying this, and it just might work). Remember F.R.I.E.N.D.S. How I loved and still love that series! So anyhow I am back from my glorious vacation in Thailand..and what an amazing ten days it was!! Missed me??
Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing with you some gems of recipes I picked up from my trip, the authentic Thai ones and of course tons of pics from my travel!!
“Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow mindedness” – Mark Twain.
I doubt there is anything more true than this quote. Once we travel, we go on a journey not just to a certain place, rather we journey to a new world..a world where we are forced to open our minds, leave behind our assumptions, our expectations and just follow our instincts.
To me “a journey is best measured in friends,rather than miles”. The people you meet in the journey, if you are lucky might become your friends, like the couple we met, Peter and Kallis…and their adorable little ukulele.
It was such an invigorating and intoxicating world to me..a language that sounded so foreign yet so lovely..the warmth of the people, the similarities of the Thai culture with the Indian, the temples everything felt like home, yet so alien.
“No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow”.
So it was with us. We came home absolutely elated and relaxed after our island hopping, and even better , we came home just in time to bid adieu to Goddess Durga!
“Ma” was leaving ..and I couldn’t help but dabble in this little watercolor thing one afternoon while BabyD was busy painting some rainbows of her own.
Life.. we were back. School, work, home everything was as we had left it. Strangely, i was living in a state of alternate parallel universe where for those brief,momentary ten days nothing existed. Except that moment, P and babyD.
The sad aftermath of all glorious vacations.. tons of laundry and dusting, vaccuming and dry cleaning!! Goddd…It was all back with a vengeance.
Of course it didn’t help that it was Monday already!! Not feeling quite upto making anything remotely time taking or strenuous, still reeling from the sudden work load, I somehow managed to make this simple thing for breakfast.
To most Indians, who have grown up on egg rolls, this will sound incredibly familiar. To others, lets just say I swapped the traditional roll for a better and way more delicious fried egg with a perfectly runny yolk, added some pizzazz with garlic roasted tomatoes (my latest fave thing BTW), and of course added a bunch of other toppings!
Easy peasy, done in a matter of 10 mins.. 15 if you are slow 😉
Look at it for yourself and be your own judge. Now what can be a better, savory and healthy way to start a Monday than this??
PS: Dashes of sriracha to wake up your eggs..really works!
Hope you are having a great time,
Special Mention: “This recipe is been created for The Urban Spice and KitchenAid India Diwali Contest”
- Whole wheat - 1 cup
- All purpose flour- ¼ cup
- Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
- Oil- 1 tbsp
- Salt- a pinch
- Water- as needed to knead
- Sesame seeds - optional , about 1 tsp
- Eggs : 1 per wrap
- For the Garlic blistered tomatoes:
- Tomatoes - 2
- Garlic cloves - 4 , smashed
- Olive oil to rub on the tomatoes
- Garlic salt- acc to taste
- Smoked Paprika - acc to taste. Can sub with red chillie powder/ chillie flakes if you dont have smoked paprika.
- Cucumber - 1, peeled and cut into match sticks
- Carrot -1 , peeled and cut into match sticks (i usually grate it)
- Onions - 1, thin slices
- Coriander - ½ cup or more, as desired
- Mint Mayo - as needed
- Hot & sweet tomato ketchup - as needed
- Sriracha - a dash
- Black pepper
- Lemon Juice , from 2 lemons (depending on how sour you like it and the size of your lemons)
- Start by making the dough. Mix the flours in a mixing bowl, make a hole in the centre, add the yoghurt and oil and mix, Slowly add the salt, sesame seeds and water as required to knead.
- Knead for atleast 5 mins till smooth and soft. Cover with a damp towel and set aside for 15 mins. You can do this the previous night also, just remember to bring the dough out a good 30 min before you start.
- Next, rub some olive oil on tomatoes, smash the garlic, and roast it in a pan or naked flame. Keep aside, let cool for 2 mins , then cut into four rings per tomato.
- For the topping:
- Put all the veggies in a bowl, add some lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss, keep it aside.
- For the fried egg:
- Heat a pan, add just a tsp of oil. Once the oil gets hot, but not too hot, crack the egg carefully into the pan. Make sure the yolk stays in place. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and smoked paprika on the egg. Fry for 2-3 mins or till it reaches desired doneness.
- For the tortillas:
- Roll out the tortillas thin and about 3-4 inch diameter . Keep the remaining dough covered while rolling out.
- Heat a girdle, fry a tortilla on one side, flip, pour a little oil and let it cook for 30 sec. Flip, fry for another 30 secs and remove. Keep aside in a roti basket or aluminium foil.
- To assemble:
- Take a tortilla, Spread some hot and sweet tomato ketchup on it, add some mint mayo. Place the Fried egg, roasted tomatoes and pile on the fresh veggies. Dress with some fresh coriander , squeeze of lime juice and a dash of Sriracha. Roll up in half like a soft shell taco and serve hot!!!