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Fried Egg with Green Onions and Chat Masala (Indian seasoning)

Here’s a recipe for a fried egg that pops with flavor from the Indian spice mixture, chat masala. If you have 5 minutes and 4 easy-to-find ingredients, you can whip up this quick healthy dish — perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

INGREDIENTS + DIRECTIONS

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon avocado oil to pan. When oil is hot, add 1 large handful of thinly sliced green onions.

sauteeing green onion

Sauté green onions until hot and starting to soften. Remove sautéd green onions to a plate and reserve.

Add another teaspoon of avocado oil to the pan. Heat oil until hot. Crack one egg and let it slide onto the hot pan.  Sprinkle the reserved green onions over the egg.

egg right side up with green onion

Cook the egg to your liking. Then remove the fried egg and green onion OR flip the egg over and fry it on the other side.

Serve sprinkled with chat masala — one of my favorite Indian spice mixtures, made with exotic ingredients like black salt and green mango powder. You can find chat masala at an Indian grocery store, a Korean supermarket, or on Amazon. And, you can make your own chat masala using a recipe like this one from Lisa’s Kitchen.

chat masala package

Serve with spinach (such as the frozen Trader Joe’s organic or pesticide-free chopped spinach, just heated through) and fresh marinated red onions, a wonderful Peruvian condiment. To make the marinated red onions, I follow  the recipe shown here, but I use only red onions, lime juice, and salt — which is the “recipe” I was given by a waiter at La Canela, a very nice Peruvian restaurant in Rockville, Maryland.

plate with fried egg with green onions and chat masala

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni

Green Onions (Scallions) — Prepped for Adding to Many Different Dishes

The green onions at the Reston Farm Market looked so good that I bought three bunches! What to do with all of those green onions? Well, at the time, I had a number of ideas, including: grilling them, using them for omelets, guacamole, or a stir fry. 
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But in the end, I simply prepped them to use in whatever I was cooking — a little here and a little there! Here’s how I prepped them and stored them.

I sliced the upper green part and sautéed that in avocado oil (a neutral tasting oil that takes high heat), but just until wilted.  The large amount of fresh sliced green onions shrunk into a small amount, as shown in the photos below:

green onions sliced green onions sliced and sauteedThen I simply chopped the white and light green half of the green onions, and kept that refrigerated so it was ready to add to whatever I was cooking!

chopped green onions bottom half

Sometimes the secret to getting healthy foods into your diet, is just having them available and ready to use!

And by the way, there’s another secret. Store your cut up green onions or other veggies so they stay fresh as long as possible in your refrigerator. Here’s the technique I use:

cut green onion bottom -perpared to store in refrigerator

First, make sure the cut veggies are as dry as possible. Then line a storage container with a coffee filter or with a paper towel. Don’t pack them in! They need air to breathe! And to allow more air to circulate, punch a hole or two into the top of the lid, as you can see I’ve done in the lid on the left. Try this method for storing your cut veggies, and you’ll find they last longer!

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni

The Veggies I bought at the Reston Farmers Market

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What could be prettier than these veggies from the Reston Farmers Market?

From upper left: fennel, tomatoes, garlic, green onions, red kale, dandelion greens with purple stems.

In upcoming blog posts, I’ll tell you why each of these veggies is nutritionally amazing and what I made with each of them.

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni