One chef, one recipe: Bawa Kejriwal Bagel by Chef Harsh Shodhan

While the recipe’s roots might be in Mumbai’s social club circuits, this fun take on the Eggs Kejriwal by Chef Harsh Shodhan is on a whole other level!
Bawa Kejriwal Bagel as prepared by Chef Harsh Shodhan

One of the defining traits of a perfect Eggs Kejriwal is the elegance with which the simplest ingredients transcend into mouth-watering indulgence. Or in other words, it’s easy to cook and super delicious

The dish (Bawa Kejriwal Bagel) gets its name from one Devi Prasad Kejriwal, who is believed to have eaten the egg dish on an everyday basis at Willingdon Sports Club. Cooked with a layer of cheese and topped with finely chopped green chilies, it is usually served on a toasted bun. While it is definitely popular pan India, Eggs Kejriwal is also renowned on a global level. 

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Chef harsh shodhan of the gourmet kitchen & studio
Chef Harsh Shodhan of The Gourmet Kitchen & Studio

The evolution of this humble breakfast by Chef Harsh Shodhan is an amalgamation of Bawa and Kejriwal backgrounds. Using interesting elements and ingredients from both, he has gifted the culinary world a whole new, unique dish with a hint of spice with the chili, good old cilantro chutney, and a classic fried egg.

The Gourmet Kitchen & Studio is the creative brainchild of Chef Harsh, who has worked in bespoke catering for 7 years, and Jay Kantawala, an avid gourmand and world traveler. H&J Food Concepts was created as a result of the pandemic, in an effort to bring delicious gourmet-style casual dining food to your doorstep.

Currently, H&J has two delivery brands under its belt namely Hola Hummm_us specializing in vegetarian Lebanese & Mexican cuisines & Gourmet On The Go – specialising in vegetarian modern Indian & world cuisines. They work with a lot of passion to create delicious, stylish yet affordable food.

Cutting to the chase, this bagel innovation of a typical Eggs Kejriwal is a must-try for all those looking to add that touch of gourmet to classic comfort food. 

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Bawa Kejriwal Bagel Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large bagel
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chutney
  • 3 lettuce leaves
  • 1 tsp green onion leaves
  • 1 tsp green chilli chopped
  • 1 cheese slice
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • A handful of microgreens
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Heat some oil on a non-stick pan. Place a greased ring mould in the center and gently break 2 eggs inside the ring. Ensure the ring is the same size as the bagel bread. Season the egg with salt and pepper. Cover it and let it cook until well done.
  • Apply a generous amount of butter on both sides of the bagel and start layering on the bottom slice of the bagel. Start with crispy lettuce leaves. Add the cheese slice over the lettuce. Gently place the fried egg over the cheese slice and top with green onion and green chilli. 
  • Use a piping bag to pipe the cilantro chutney and mayo generously. Add a handful of crunchy micro greens and place the bread slice over.
  • Serve with some aloo salli and chutney mayo.

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