Muttachar

Spiced Eggs

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

My step-grandfather was a Sephardic Jew from Calcutta, with the splendid Biblical name of Ezechial Manasseh. When he went to handle the family’s jute interests in the Far East, his mother sent him a cook called Fuzdah who was a ‘black Jew’ from Cochin. This recipe, for which I searched long and hard, is one of Fuzdah’s Cochin dishes. The unusual aspect is that where most recipes use hard-boiled eggs, this dish allows as an