This creamy egg recipe is on my top ten list for my favourite recipes of all time. Yup. I said it. I am so happy that I stumbled upon this recipe on bbcgoodfood.com. Just look at it:
I made my own curry paste for this recipe. In specific, I made a Tikka masala paste using Jamie Oliver’s recipe. He has a variety of easy homemade curry paste recipes here.

The Taste:

This recipe reminded me of a twist on one of my favourite breakfast meals; poached eggs on toast with warm canned tomatoes. When I added the Greek yogurt, the dark red colour of the curry paste fainted to a pale orange, like a rose pasta sauce. The sauce had the same consistency of whole milk; thick and able to leave a coating on the side of the bowl. The dish reminded me of butter chicken; having a strong flavour from spices but each bite was completed with a sweetened aftertaste from the golden onions, green peas and nutty almond flavour from the masala paste. Like a creamy beef stroganoff, the sauce was the best part of this meal; I did not even notice there were eggs!
It’s about balance  . . . There is a reason why the saying “Spice up your life” exists. Not only are herbs and spices amazing for adding flavour to your meals, they also are beneficial for your health. Turmeric in particular is found in many curry pastes, and there has been research on how its active compound (curcumin) can help with Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, curcumin has been shown to decrease the rate at which plaques on the brain develop, however, more research is needed to clarify the role of this compound. Spices can also have anti-inflammatory properties, aid with digestion and nausea, and have cancer protective effects.
So why not add a little spice in your life? What are your favourite spices and how do you use them?

Overall recipe rating: 5/5 Kiwis