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  • Writer's pictureChef Bhumika

Eggs in purgatory

This egg recipe literally translates to eggs in hell, which means it's spicy as hell. But you can obviously change the spiciness to your liking. Like I barely used a tiny amount of red chilly powder. An easy egg dish that can be eaten as a whole meal in itself, you should definitely give this a try!


for 1 person:

2 medium-sized Mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 finely chopped Onion

2 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped

Puree of 2 smallish tomatoes

Salt to taste

Sugar for balance

Mixed herbs

Red Chilly powder


  1. In an open pan, start sweating the onions along with garlic and mushrooms. Add a pinch of salt to draw out moisture from the mushrooms so they will cook faster.

  2. Once the mushrooms are soft, and the onions are slightly golden, add tomato puree and cook it till it loses most of it's moisture. You can also add chunks of tomatoes instead, it will add a lot of textural difference in this dish.

  3. Once the tomatoes have a deep colour on them, season with a little more salt and few crystals of sugar to balance it out. add herbs and give it a taste. Adjust seasoning if required.

  4. Break an egg over the base of tomatoes. If you like you can switch over to a smaller pan to make it look amazing. add a few chunks of the sauce over the white portion of the gg to make it look like it's in purgatory.

  5. Cook on super low flame. I usually don't cover it otherwise the yolk gets covered with a thin film of the egg whites and the yellow doesn't show through.

  6. Sprinkle a little red chilly powder on the egg and serve warm with toasted bread.

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