Easy Salli Eggs Fry | Sali Par Eedu Recipe

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Salli eggs is an upside-down version of the popular Parsi dish sali par eedu. This delicious meal or snack can be made in just a few minutes. Serve with pav, toasted bread, or chapati!


Eggs!! Always a healthy meal whether boiled, fried, scrambled, or poached. Top your eggs with salli (crispy deep-fried potato sticks) and you have a really interesting dish. Quite common in many Indian homes, this dish is a traditional Parsi breakfast called Sali Par Eedu where the eggs actually top the deep-fried potatoes.

Salli or Sali is a crispy snack make by deep-friying potatoes. However, while the potato is actually sliced into thin straws and deep-fried at home to make sali in Paris families, we use the easier method of buying the ready Potato salli snack from a store and use this to top our eggs.

Salli tastes yum if you eat it plain as a snack or add in any other dish too. A quick fix for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this eggy meal is just yum!

By the way, doesn’t salli eggs or sali par eedu seem a lot like an Indian version of a tasty shakshouka?

Why not try our version of this delicious meal that is both easy to make and should we say semi-healthy too!

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Salli Egg?

All you need to make Salli Egg is a little oil for frying, eggs, pepper, salt, freshly chopped coriander, and potato salli. Optionally, fresh coriander and tomatoes can also be used for garnishing.

How To Make Salli Egg?

Heat the oil in a pan and then turn the flame low. Break the eggs in a pan and beat them till they are fluffy. Yes, right in the pan. There’s no need to dirty another bowl to beat the eggs, but if you want to you can.

Add pepper powder, salt, and also freshly chopped coriander. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for about 2 mins. Add the potato sali over the eggs and cook for about 5 more mins till eggs are cooked.

Break an egg in a small bowl.
Eggs
Beat the egg fluffy.
Beaten eggs
Add pepper powder to the egg.
Add pepper powder
Add chopped coriander to the beaten egg.
Add chopped coriander
Cook the egg on medium flame.
Cook on medium flame
Add salli to the egg.
Add salli

Once the eggs are cooked, garnish with freshly chopped coriander and maybe a decorative tomato flower and serve for a delicious breakfast or a quick meal as well.

Salli Egg ready to serve.
Salli Egg ready to serve
Serve egg salli with a sliced tomato.
Top with a sliced tomato

Cooking Tips And Tricks

  • You can also add chopped tomatoes, green chillies and onions to the beaten eggs for more flavour.
  • If you have the time, you can cut and deep fry the potatoes and make the salli at home. Tastes better than store-bough salli, but requires that added bit of effort.
  • You can use ghee instead of butter for more taste!
  • You don’t have to beat the eggs.
  • If you want the eggs more spicy, you can add a teaspoon of red chilli powder or turmeric too!
  • Serve buttered pav or puris and a cup of hot tea for breakfast!
  • Also goes well with moong dal or masoor dal for lunch or dinner!

FAQ’s About Salli Egg

What is Salli?

Salli is an Indian snack made of potatoes that are cut really fine like straws or grated and then deep-fried.

Can Salli eggs be re-heated?

Yes, if there is the leftover salli egg from breakfast you can always re-heat this later for another meal, or the next day. Refrigerate to store for up to 4 to 5 days.

What is Sali eggs?

Sali eggs is a traditional Parsi breakfast known as Salli par Eedu or Eeda where the eggs are put on top of the other ingredients. It’s very similar to a shakshouka.

Why do you beat the Eggs?

Beating the eggs is part of the traditional method of making sali par eedu or salli eggs as we call it. That is why we beat the eggs. If you see other recipes where the eggs are just thrown in, they’re not really salli par eedu but a fusion of this salli egg recipe with shakshouka.

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Serve egg salli with a sliced tomato.

Easy Salli Eggs Fry | Sali Par Eedu Recipe

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Salli eggs, a version of the Parsi dish sali par eedu is an Indian-style shakshouka. This delicious meal can be made in just a few minutes with crispy fried potatoes.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Diet Gluten Free
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoons Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Salli
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil For frying

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a pan. and turn the flame low.
  • Beat the eggs in the same pan till they are fluffy. (There's no need to use another bowl to beat the eggs.)
  • Add the pepper powder and chopped fresh coriander.
  • Mix well and cook on a medium flame for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the potato salli on top of the eggs and cook for about 5 to 7 mins.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and a tomato.

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Notes

  • You can also add chopped tomatoes, green chillies and onions to the eggs for more flavour.
  • You can cut and deep fry the potato and make the salli at home, if you have time.
  • You can add a teaspoon of red chilli powder or turmeric too if you want it spicier.

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