Eggs over Sali or Potatoes

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As the name suggests, this one is a traditional Parsi dish

Click here to make Sali at home or purchase the sali in an indian store, matchsticks in american grocery store.


4 eggs

3 large potatoes – peeled and finely sliced

3 cups Sali or potato matchsticks

2-3 Tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 green chilli finely chopped

1 tsp chopped garlic

2 onions – sliced

1 Tbsp chopped coriander

Salt, pepper

Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle.

Add the green chilli, garlic and onions. Cook until softened. Add the potato slices / sali to the pan. Cook without coloring for 5 minutes.

Pour in enough water to come just below the contents of the pan. Cover and cook over a low heat until the potato is tender. Sprinkle the coriander.

Mix ingredients and level out again. Make four indentations in the mixture, about 1/2″ away from the pans side. Break an egg into each hollow.

Cover and cook until the eggs are just set. Cut into 4 segments and serve with bread and salad.



Eggs over Sali or Potatoes
Eggs over Sali or Potatoes
Eggs over Sali or Potatoes

Swiss Potato Rosti made with Parsi Potato Sali.

Books available on Amazon Manna of the 21st Century: Parsi Cuisine Paperback Hardcover Indian Parsi Kitchen Celebrations: Celebrating Zoroastrian Festivals and Traditions Dhansak: Parsi Cuisine


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Jan 1, 2019, 3:18 pm

Eggs and potatoes are such a great combination! Thanks for sharing this recipe at Fiesta Friday!


Jan 1, 2019, 4:15 pm

This dish is staple in our household for breakfast, brunch, lunch!


Jul 7, 2019, 7:32 am

Rita, you are truly a wonderful cook. Your recepes are not only mouthwatering , but easy to understand and make. Please continue as you have been doing. Thanks.


Jul 7, 2019, 3:25 pm

Thank you Avan for your support and encouragement – Rita

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