Tomato And Coriander Egg

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Tomato and coriander egg

Tomato and coriander egg

This is my dad’s favourite dish. It is simple, easy, quick, delicious and vegetarian. My dad always said this dish is nutritious and good for health. I like it because it’s a little sour and sweet. It’s delicious with rice or even scooped over noodles or pasta. My children don’t like raw tomatoes but they like this Tomato and Coriander Egg.

This dish just reminds me of all the wonderful time that I had with my dad, playing all sorts of games each day when he came back home from work. He never run out of ideas to play with us. It was during all those fun time  that he taught us all the important lessons about life that shaped each one of us and made us who we are today. He was always there for us.

My dad said that tomatoes are very good for health. We used to plant our own tomatoes and the eggs were from our own reared chicken. My grandma used to plant a lot of coriander where she pounded and juiced every morning to drink for health. So, making this dish was easy, cheap and healthy.

The recipe is very simple, only 3 ingredients.

Ingredients
4 tomatoes (washed and cut into eight wedges each)
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
handful of coriander (washed and chopped)
salt
sugar

Frying the egg first

Frying the egg first

Heat up some fried ginger oil in a pan. Pour in the beaten egg. Stir before it becomes an omelett.

Add tomato and coriander to the egg

Add tomato and coriander to the egg

Add the tomato pieces and coriander. Add some salt and sugar and mix well. Adjust the seasoning according to taste. Turn off the fire and dish up onto a plate. Do not overcook this dish. We love it with rice. I’m sure it would be great with pasta or noodles too.

Do you like tomatoes? Do you eat it raw or cooked? How do you like it cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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41 Comments

Keep Learning Keep Smiling » Tomato And Coriander Egg Egg Me  on January 25th, 2010

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Melody Fury  on January 25th, 2010

Tomato and eggs were such a staple at home when I was young. Mom used to put ketchup in it too :) Never coriander because we didn’t like it as kids but now I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks Mary <3

Divina  on January 25th, 2010

I like this, only 3 ingredients. Very simple, healthy, delicious and it reminds you of your father. That’s a great and easy way to prepare eggs and tomatoes. Let’s not forget the cilantro too.

Sushma Mallya  on January 25th, 2010

Very simple but really very delicious one…perfect for breakfast with bread…loved it mary and looks so colourful as well

Catherine  on January 25th, 2010

That looks lovely and your family sound just wonderful! :)

Mary  on January 25th, 2010

@Melody Fury - Thanks very much for sharing. A lot of food I also didn;t like when I was young but started to like as I grew up. Garlic and capsicum were 2 of them. I got angry at everyone who added them to food :P But now I like them very much and love everyone who add them :D

@Divina - It’s very easy. I often cook this when I get a bit lazy but want something healthy and nutritious. As long as my family doesn’t complain :D

@Sushma Mallya - I haven’t tried that for breadfast. Good idea. Thanks for sharing.

@Catherine - Thank you very much.

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on January 25th, 2010

I’ve never had Coriander leaves! I’ve only had the seeds and seasoning which I just LOVE. I will have to look for them. This looks so yummy, Mary! No wonder your dad loves it so much. :)

The Kitchen Masochist  on January 25th, 2010

I love coriander and tomatoes.

I have a similar recipe using those 3 ingredients you used above, except I used salted duck eggs. I didn’t use any sugar. Check it out here:
http://kitchen-masochist.blogspot.com/2009/12/duck-egg-and-tomato-salad.html

tigerfish  on January 25th, 2010

It’s a very nutritious dish.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on January 25th, 2010

This looks kind of like Piperade. I wouldn’t have thought of putting coriander in that but it sounds good.

penny aka jeroxie  on January 25th, 2010

Great combination. I like simple dishes as well. I like tomatoes raw or cooked. But usually for raw, I prefer cherry tomatoes. I can eat them like grapes.

Mary  on January 25th, 2010

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - I uses a ,lot of coriander, also called cilantro. My family loves it. Give a try. It’s delicious.

@The Kitchen Masochist - Thanks very much for the link. Creative and delicious. I have to try that.

@tigerfish - Thank you very much.

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Coriander adds a lovely flavour to it but it sure depends on individual. Coriander is very good for health.

@Penny aka jeroxie - I love cherry tomatoes too but not my children. So to make them eat tomatoes, I have to cook them. I hope they learn as they grow up.

zurin  on January 25th, 2010

What a wonderful father you have! precious. so precious. teh egg dish looks so yummy but more so bcos it reminds u of ur dad.

Kate/Kajal  on January 25th, 2010

This is lovely. I love how you have quatered the tomatoes and how it retains it shape. In India, we chop them small and make it along with chopped onions and corriander. This is a beautiful version.

Mary  on January 25th, 2010

@zurin - Yes, I really have a great father. He is so precious to me. I cherish all the awesome times with him each time I cook his favourite dish.

@Kate/Kajal - I think I’ll try to cut it small next time. I believe it will look very beautiful too. This is a very quick stir fry so that the tomato wedges will retain its shape.

Drick  on January 25th, 2010

nice and refreshing, so tasty sounding and it looks wonderful

peachkins  on January 25th, 2010

we always make tomatoes and egg here but I’ve never tried coriander….

Shirley  on January 25th, 2010

We call this Egg burji. Love it with rotis. It’s one of my emergency recipes, when I have to cook at short notice.

Tasty Trix  on January 25th, 2010

This is really interesting and delicious looking!

Roti n Rice  on January 25th, 2010

Simple yet nutritious, and colorful too! I like to grow my own tomatoes too. They are so sweet and wonderful…great in salads.

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on January 25th, 2010

I love that this dish has only three ingredients and it sounds so good with coriander! Excellent!

Jeannie  on January 25th, 2010

hmmm, I have not thought of adding tomatoes and corrianders to my egg omellete. I have only tried adding onions and chinese sausage slices. Great idea, I’ll try to cook it for the boys tomorrow:D

Mary  on January 25th, 2010

@Drick - Yes, it’s very refreshing, light and delicious. I’m happy just to have this alone for lunch :)

@peachkins - Give the coriander a try. It adds beautiful flavour to this dish.

@Shirley - I can imagine how nice it is to go with rotis. I would love that.

@Tasty Trix - Thank you very much.

@Roti n Rice - Wow…you are very lucky to be able to plant your own tomatoes. I wish I can plant it here but it’s so freezing cold I don’t think tomatoes can survive.

@Natasha - 5 Star Foodie - Thank you very much.

@Jeannie - I hope your boys like it. My children like it.

Kitchen Butterfly  on January 25th, 2010

This would be yummyyyyyyyy on TOAST. Delish

Julie Lynn  on January 25th, 2010

Tomatoes and Eggs were a favorite dish of my children when we lived in China. It was available everywhere, though it most often contained chives instead of coriander. =)

Juliana  on January 25th, 2010

Mary, this egg dish sure looks delicious…love the flavor of tomatoes and cilantro…and most important, very easy to make :-)

Mary  on January 25th, 2010

@Kitchen Butterfly - I bet it is though I haven’t tried it yet. Will try soon.

@Julie Lynn - Oh, now I see. This must have originated from China. My dad came from China. I’m sure it’s delicious with chives too.

@Juliana - Thank you very much. This is a good dish for busy days :)

Simply Life  on January 25th, 2010

Wow this is just beautiful with all the colors!

Stacy  on January 25th, 2010

Super easy, healthy and delicious. What more could you want!?

Foodo  on January 25th, 2010

I love it! Simple and easy for me when my hubby is out of town - truly a no fuss dinner for one.

Mary  on January 26th, 2010

@Simply Life - Thank you very much.

@Stacy - Thank you very much. Agree…that’s all I want sometimes :P

@Foodo - Me, too. When I’m alone I often cook this and eat it with rice….easy and satisfying.

cheah  on January 26th, 2010

This is a very simple and easy to whip up dish, economical too. Thanks for sharing!

Mary  on January 26th, 2010

@Cheah - Thank you very much.

kristy  on January 26th, 2010

A wonderful dish for white rice and I’ll fried some salted fishes as well! haha…. Still remember the smell of those tiny little salted fishes or not? So delicious.

Faith  on January 26th, 2010

This dish looks so healthy and filling! I love the tomato and egg combination, but I’ve never tried it with coriander…it sounds fantastic!

joylicious  on January 28th, 2010

MY FAVORITE!!!!! Oh man my mom use to make this dish all the time, I am curious to try it with coriander. I love this dish because its savory, its sweet, it goes well with rice oh man I am making this for lunch now, Thanks mary!

Mary  on January 28th, 2010

@kristy - Oh no….now you make me miss those small salted fishes :( The next time you eat that, remember to keep some for me. I would love that with porridge…mmmm

@Faith - If you love coriander, you will like this dish. Otherwise you can also use spring onions.

@joylicious - Whah….we share a lot of similar good food! Let’s keep sharing and see where else we collide :D

molly  on January 31st, 2010

oh, my, THAT looks good.

Su-Lin  on February 10th, 2010

I’ve never seen the addition of coriander to this classic dish - it sounds delicious!

Mary  on April 29th, 2010

@molly - Thanks very much, Molly! :D

@Su-Lin - Thanks very much, Su-Lin! :D

ChitraChaudhuri  on November 1st, 2014

“The recipe is very simple, only 3 ingredients.” caught my attention. I love the way the tomatoes lend a smooth taste to the egg.

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