One might wonder why this title for an egg curry, let me explain. Yesterday night my husband suddenly had a desire to have an egg curry and he asked me do we have some eggs left, and he got an answer ‘yes’. He said I want to do some MIND COOKING, I kept wondering what’s that? As I have mentioned I do keep some chopped vegetables ready in my refrigerator, so he had some handy chopped onions and green chilies to use. I helped him in the kitchen by chopping some tomatoes and boiling the eggs. While cooking he explained me what he meant by MIND COOKING.
The mind suddenly conjures up a taste that it wants to eat. Once a desired taste builds up then head keeps working trying to put together a cocktail of spices, which is likely to result in the desired taste that the tongue was seeking. So the ultimate measure of success of any such foray into the kitchen depends on how close the end result was to the original desire. Since in any case the original desire, the process or the end result are not based on/ comparable to any known recipe.
Now DH’s tongue was asking for a particular taste which he said will taste some what like a thick, tangy kerala curry devoid of coconut but with loads of curry leaves in it and he had a feeling that it will go well with appams or idiappams. So, the skeptical me, while he was cooking kept asking him that he has hardly used any spices and we should have used more finely chopped onions..but he said that he would have preferred more coarsely chopped onions. To tell you truly I was not too sure whether I would love the end product and might have to search for something else to eat but gladly nothing of that happened, I enjoyed the curry and as he suggested this would taste brilliant with appam. The salt in the curry was on a little higher side which got compensated by the bland eggs but his MIND COOKING was SUCCESSFUL, he got the flavour and the consistency which he had aspired for!