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Chaitanya serves hot 'egg pav bhurji'

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Friday, August 17, 2007
Chaitanya Chaudhary of "Kahiin Toh Hoga" will soon be seen on Star Plus playing the character of Sagar in the new serial "Sangam". Here are some of the foodie's palate favourites.

Are you a complete foodie or do you watch what you eat?
I used to be an all-out foodie, but now I have to watch what I eat because of my profession. I just can't afford to be careless about it.

Your favourite cuisine -Continental/Oriental/Indian/others.
Although I like many cuisines, my favourite is Chinese. And yes, I must mention that I love lady's-finger, I simply relish Bhindi Masala.

What do you prefer --- homemade food or outside food?
No second thoughts about this, it has to be homemade food.

Do you like vegetarian or non-vegetarian food?
I like both, but given a choice, I have an inclination towards non-vegetarian fare.

What drink do you like along with your food?
I don't drink anything while having food. I drink water only after some time. This is because water dilutes the food and that leads to proper digestion.

Your favorite beverage?
Sweet-and-salt lime water. I think this drink is very refreshing.

Any hard drinks that you consume? If yes, what are the brands you prefer?
I don't take hard drinks at all.

What about junk food?
I do like Vada Pao, but sadly now I can't eat to the brim. I control my temptation somehow.

Your favourite fast food eatery?
SubWay sandwiches are an all-time favourite.

A restaurant/eating place which you think is a must-visit for all and sundry?
I like Aromas of China. The quality, service and the food, all are just amazing. And above all, it's not that expensive either.

Your take on diet and health food?
One should eat lots of organic food; packed foods have preservatives in them and are dangerous. Just eat healthy, and never make your body starve.

What would be that one dish which you will not be able to resist?
Sweets, and I just can't resist chocolate cakes.

Could you share some recipe with us?
I don't get time to cook often, but whenever I do, I try out this and that. I love making bhurjis, especially Egg Bhurji and Egg Pav Bhaji Bhurji. I would like to share the recipe of Egg Pav Bhaji Bhurji. It's one of the easiest to make and tastes fantastic.

Serves one


Two eggs

' chopped onion

1 finely chopped tomato

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 ' tsp pav bhaji masala

Salt to taste

2 tbsp oil

Beat the eggs well. On a heated pan, put 2 tbsp of oil and leave for two minutes. Put in the chopped onions, and fry till it turns golden brown. Add the chopped tomato and mix well. Keep stirring till the tomato starts releasing water. Add salt according to taste, and put in a tsp of red chilli powder, 1 ' tsp of pav bhaji masala. Mix well. Cook this on low flame for two minutes. Finally, add the eggs, and stir well until fully cooked. Serve hot with brown bread.

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