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Adam Bennett's Asha's egg curry with basmati rice recipe

Adam Bennett's Asha's egg curry with basmati rice recipe

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Paired with fragrant basmati rice, Adam Bennett’s egg curry is a delicious dish ideal for weekend lunch for all the family. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare and 35mins to cook
  • 416 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 350g Charlotte potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 pinches turmeric
  • 140g basmati rice
  • ½ garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped into a 1cm dice
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ tsp garam masala
  • handful coriander
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 75ml vegetable oil
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
Basmati rice can always be swapped for long-grain

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    3g 17%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 43.5g Protein 12.3g Fibre 2g


  1. Into a pot of cold, lightly salted water, bring the potatoes to boil for approximately 10-12 mins until tender.
  2. Drain and set aside to cool. Ask your helper to remove the skins and help them slice it into cubes of approximately 2cm.     
  3. Lower the eggs into a pot of boiling water and cook for 8 minutes so that they are just hard boiled. Cool under running water, and ask your helper to peel the eggs. Prick each egg 3 or 4 times into the egg white with a fork - this helps them to absorb the flavour of the curry. Sprinkle the eggs and the potatoes with a sprinkle of turmeric powder.
  4. Wash the rice and add into a large pan. Cover and bring to boil with double its volume of water. Stir occasionally. Reduce to a low heat and cover. Leave to cook gently for approximately 12 mins then remove and set aside.
  5. Over a medium heat, add the vegetable oil into a saucepan. Once hot, carefully fry the eggs until slightly crispy. Remove and reserve into a bowl. Add the garlic to the same pan and fry lightly followed by the onions seasoned with a pinch of salt. Continue to cook for 5 mins until soft.
  6. Add the potatoes and continue cooking until all ingredients are golden brown in colour. Add the gingerand the chilli. Cook for a further 4-5 mins. Return the eggs to the pan adding a pinch of turmeric, bay leaf, garam masala, a pinch of sugar with salt (if needed), and enough hot water just to cover the potatoes.
  7. Simmer for 8-10 mins. The eggs should warm through and the sauce will come together but still remain fairly light.
  8. Divide the curry into bowls and finish with the chopped coriander. Serve with the basmati rice and wedges of lemon.

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If serving vulnerable groups, elderly people, toddlers, pregnant women and people who are unwell, cook eggs until the whites and yolks are solid. 

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