Breakfast Hash + A Cookbook Giveaway


We love Diners @ anytime of the day !!! You can call it as an obsession to the always noisy cafe , bar and eatery ambiance , the locally influenced unique hash browns they serve, and you don't really have to "whisper" and "behave". N is so good in picking the best Diners where ever we go for a vacation and his instincts has never gone bad. We never mind the long waiting line , and the longest we ever had to wait was 50 minutes in a diner in DC and that too on a chilly morning. Today's recipe is inspired by a hash that i had from a diner in rural town in Tennessee 2-3 years back.
Breakfast Hash + Fried egg

Cook Book Giveaway - Monica Bhide's Modern Spice

Remember the Pistachio sambharam and Shrimp golgappa inspired by Monica Bhide's "Hotshots" from the book - Modern Spice? We loved that recipe so much and I send her a Thank you note. To my great delight the lovely Monica has agreed for a giveaway of the same book "Modern Spice - Inspired Indian flavors for the contemporary Kitchen " here @ Vazhayila.com .

A neat , pragmatic and easy to make collection of recipes ; that's what I liked the most about this book. Most of her recipes calls for relatively fewer ingredients, less time in the kitchen, and everything is so perfectly laid out for a contemporary Kitchen.

I am not passing a judgement about this book , just by turning pages , but i tried a couple of recipes and fell in love with some.........
...........like the "Hotshots"( you can find the recipe here).

She has done a very interesting and delicious take on the Western influences and the Indian inspiration , coming up with very creative recipes like crab tikkis , stuffed pappad, crabby vermicelli, tomato basil pilaf etc.etc...I loved loved the fennel chile rub , and made the Tilapia fry and it was awesome . I never thought fennel seeds could be this wonderful on fish fry.
Tilapia Fry with Fennel-Chile Rub
The Eggplant , Potato and tomato curry with cilantro was a quick fix and the trio worked perfectly with Chapati. 
Hotshots and Eggplant trio
In Nutshell, leave a comment for your chance to Win an autographed copy of " Modern Spice" here , or grab a copy from Amazon , to cook up satisfying meals without spending too much time in the kitchen ,at the end of a very busy day or spice up your weekend party with a Modern take on Indian Spices. As she says " As a new generation of modern Indians , we are changing everything . We love tradition , but embody change . Our style is refined , but tastes global."

You can see Monica's FB page here. Follow her to know more about her books.

To participate in this giveaway:-
  • Leave a comment to this post or @ Vazhayila.com's FB page
  • Open to readers from US, Canada and India ( Indian readers will be getting the Indian Edition)
  • Last date for your chance to leave the comment will be May 31st midnight, Eastern Standard Time
  • The winner will be picked randomly by N.

Now coming back to our regular affair........
Breakfast Hash, Toasted Whole Grain Bread , Fried egg, and Organic Juice.
As I mentioned earlier , this recipe is inspired by a roasted red pepper breakfast hash that i once had in a diner. It was a bit tangy and i couldn't find out what made the difference. I tried many times with a splash of soy sauce or red wine vinegar and was almost close but not to the perfection. On saturdays we eat our brunch from local diners , or else make this at home and we are good to go for the entire day ;)...

REcipe for Roasted Red pepper hash with Fried eggs
Ingredients:-
Potatoes diced - 5-6 nos 9 i used red potatoes with skin
Onion diced - 1 big
Red bell pepper diced - 2 medium
Garlic crushed - 2 cloves
Ground cinnamon - a pinch
Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tea spoon
Red chili powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Dried Thyme - a large pinch
A splash of red wine vinegar or soy sauce ( optional)
Salt to taste
Olive oil or any cooking oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl toss all the ingredients except Red bell pepper,( keep a pinch of salt, a splash of olive oil and crushed black pepper for coating red bell pepper too) , and transfer to a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Coat the bell pepper with salt , oil and black pepper and add to the baking sheet , toss well and bake again for another 12-15 minutes or until the bell pepper is charred slightly. Remove.
The next step is optional , I do this only to get that final crunch.
Transfer all this to a cast iron skillet and fry for 3-5 minutes and serve with fried eggs,sunny side up ;)
Breakfast Hash, Fried egg, and Organic Juice.
Good Day 


Sarah

73 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The potato and pepper hash looks wonderful! I am quite fond of eggs but I am paranoid about trying them partially cooked..In-spite of hubby telling me that sunny-side up with jiggly yolks are the best thing ever, I haven't mustered enough courage to try it yet..

Good luck with the giveaway. I would love to win a copy of Monica's Book if only to try the "Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Paneer" on Page 163 and Rice Pudding + Mango Parfait on Page 240.

Treat and Trick said...

Very light and delicious meal! Beautiful clicks and great giveaway...

S.Menaga said...

BF recipes looks very tempting!!

julie said...

What a superb breakfast hash,looks very healthy n crunchy too!!

An Open Book said...

i love the diner culture in the US and the other advantage is some of them are open sooo late into the night. I remember once partying it out in down town chicago and we were so hungry at 2 am and headed to a diner..the food was so damn yum:)
here in Uk diners are very few in number and they are usually shady or visited by the really old ppl..so ppl stay away from it...
ok now uve made me want some hash browns :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Superb hash and a more superb giveaway!!!!!

Plateful said...

I'm sure your hubby has great instincts and it doesn't stop with food....look at this smart lil talented girl he chose for his partner..:) Not sure if I've tasted hash before but the pics are tempting me to try this delicacy. That first pic right before the hash recipe is a killer!

Fathima said...

Perfect breakfast and awesome clicks! Lovely Giveaway too!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

That looks like a wonderful breakfast but I can just as well eat it for lunch now. The cookbook sounds great!

Sarah said...

oh wow! That's such a wonderful giveaway! And that too Ive been drooling over the pics of all those recipes in ur blog. The hash looks superb! Ive not had it before. Though looking at the pics and the excessive mouth-watering, its not just for breakfast, I'd love to eat this anytime of the day :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Good breakfast idea and lovely presentation! The giveaway book sounds interesting..

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

would love to win this! Photos look gorgeous, and since I've met Monica in person several times, I could even get her to sign it for me ;)

Lubna Karim said...

Comment gone by wind....anyways....loved that concept of diners...wish we have something like that here....if something like that yum and comfortable for dinner....then Viola....perfect way to kick start a day....love it....That cookbook is something i was eyeing from sometime now....

Mandira said...

Love the shrimp golgappa idea. I follow Mnica on FB and already have a couple of recipes that I mean to try soon. The pics are awesome.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Superb hash browns! Love your clicks (as always)...
Interesting giveaway.. happy to participate!

Foodie Ann said...

that is a wonderful breakfast dish Sarah... Very new dish...I so wanna try that Tilapia Fry with Fennel-Chile Rub... That looks scrumptious...

Anu said...

I like to get this Cookbook. I am a follower of your blog for long time

SpicyWorld said...

BF looks yummy,,i love ur cliks,,sarah,,

Vidya Arun said...

Sarah, I love all your recipes. I tried many of it, and everyone loved it.The best ever would be your fish and beef recipes.I am so happy to participate in this lucky win. Needless to say all your photographs are professional.

Smitha said...

I love diners too and love breakfast at anytime of the day! lol!...ur spread of egg and hash is amazing..I am a big fan of potato hash!
Good luck in ur giveaway!Monica Is an amazing cook and her book is a real keeper!...would love to win it!:)

pria said...

Great recipe dear, and a lovely giveaway :)

Priya said...

Wonderful breakfast, i can have that beautiful plate every morning..fabulousgiveaway..

Biny Anoop said...

hey great recipe...wonderful pics

Jay said...

well prepared n mouthwatery..:P

Tasty Appetite
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Swathi said...

potato hash looks delicious, love the recipe. Nice giveaway too.

Marnely Rodriguez said...

Yum, I'd love Monica's book! Everything looks soooo good!

kay said...

count me in for the book.

divya said...

Wow looks delicious and very tempting.

Biny Anoop said...

Sarah I have an award waiting for you in my space....

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A great recipe with the lovely combo of veggies....Lovely captures...Great idea of giveaway to...:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

An ideal breakfast, looks so yumm and WoW! Great giveaway offer, good to know that it's open to Indian readers also.

Sobha Shyam said...

Wonderful breakfast idea..super delicious hash :)..a great idea of giveaway !!

Shanavi said...

Thatz my fav breakfast platter, And I happen to love MC donalds hash brown, now after seeing this, I must give ur recipe a try...Love it..Sooooper.. A good giveaway indeed..

Radhika said...

Love the color play of the hash. I'm sure the kids would clear it up without fussing too much.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Lovely breakfast !! looks yum !! great idea of giveaway !!

Sumitha said...

Yummy breakfast !

Karthika said...

Hash looks great, wish I could grab the plate and eat it....its so appetising...

Would love to enter the give away...

kaveri said...

Never tasted hash before...but the recipe sounds very flavorful and the clicks look irresistible...Would like to try my luck with the giveaway

kaveri said...

Never tasted hash before...But the flavorful recipe and beautiful click are tempting me...will give a try...would love to try my luck with the giveaway

Sharmilee! :) said...

You always awe me with ur clicks :), Flavourful recipe

Nandini said...

All those pictures make me drool so much...

Prathibha said...

Lovely clicks..they r just superb...would love 2 win dat book..:)

Suman Singh said...

yummy and delicious hash..looks like a wonderful breakfast to me..love to have this anytime...thanks for sharing!And your pics are amazing as always!

Cooking Foodie said...

Its a nice recipe and lovely photos... i love a good hash anyday...

women-wisdom.com said...

Lovely potato and peper hash. Can learn a lot apart from recipe out of your blog. Thanks.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Rumana Rawat said...

BF recipes looks very tempting!! i really like the egg in your plate. when i was in US there in the hotel they use to serve this kind of egg, i never ate them and i use to always tell them i need well done egg.. Now after seeing in your plate iam missing it:)

Vardhini said...

Count me in .. Love the pictures ..

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Prathima Rao said...

Thats a delicious & healthy breakfast!! With this for BF, im sure i will not be grumpy as i wake up in the morn as usual!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Ms. Bake-it said...

I found your blog via Fresh Italian Food and am so glad I did! You have a lot of great recipes I cannot wait to try. My sons would love your breakfast hash. They love a big breakfast on Saturday mornings.

I am now following you via Google Reader. I would love to be entered for a chance to win Modern Spices. It has been on my wish list.

~ Tracy

Suja said...

Wow looks wonderful..perfect and delicious breakfast.

Nisha Bipin said...

Thanks Sarah ...I was searching for some variety breakfast dishes which is easy to make ,other than bread,cereals and our mallu items.My hubby is a picky eater ,he says he is fed up with the above items and he needs something different .I'm sure he will like this .

Justbeanme said...

Sarah lovely pics,my hubby is a big fan of fried eggs,we usually love to b at diner at any day but weekends is the best!IHOP is another weekness of my hubby!! wow after seeing all ur pics i just want to have one now!
BTW is the giveaway for non bloggers too? If so count me in!!

Pushpa said...

We had some fabulous experience in some diners on our drive to Smoky Mountains.Irresistible yummy platter.

Sujitha Nair said...

WOuld like to pasrticipate in the giveaway contest

Panchpakwan said...

Comforting and delicious breakfast.
Beautiful giveaway...

Deepthidigvijay said...

looking very scrumptious.....
i'm loving it!!!!!!
i'm big fan of chat...

You hv got very wonderful sapce....
plz visit my space when time permits...
I'm ur happy follower now......

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Good Food Recipes
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Gulmohar said...

Superb !N definitely has great taste :-)Perfect breakfast !
Wonderful giveaway !!Never got a chance to go through this book of Monica Bhide, but heard a lot about it from many including you :-)

kankana said...

We love dinners too .. the casual environment make food more tasty ! This is great breakfast for any day :)

Now Serving said...

Hash browns look awesome and what a wonderful giveaway :)

Sunanda said...

First time here..u have a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics... Happy to follow you..Visit mine as time permits...
Sunanda's Kitchen

Meghana Mehta said...

Hi Sarah

Excellent recipes and presentation. I have tried many of your chicken recipes. all were delicious.

Thanks for sharing
Meghana

Ananda Rajashekar said...

potato and egg i should cook this for coming weekend brunch!! look great as always sarah!!

Sowmya said...

Simple, yet drool-worthy hash...perfect nourishment for breakfast! And great giveaway!

Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious breakfast hash and wonderful giveaway!

kothiyavunu.com said...

There you go,again a cute presentation with awesome breakfast and wonderful giveaway..

Kaye said...

The hash looks super good.
And so does the book which has been on my list for a while now.

@nc said...

Hi Sarah,

I've been following your blog silently for over the past 6 months. I'm relatively new to the art of cooking (as I've started to live independently without moms or cooking maids) and have to constantly refer to recipe blogs to feed myself in Bangalore with a tiny kitchen :)
Your blog reminds me of my mom's cooking (maybe coz her name is also Sarah ;)) She is a nurse working in Saudi Arabia btw.
In order to keep track of all the recipes I've been trying out, I wanted them all in one place and hence started a blog of my own. I've made sure I give credit to those people from whom I got the recipes. Its just for the sake of having a digital cookbook that I can have with me wherever I am.
If you got the time, please go through one of my posts: http://latenightcook.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-of-vazhayila.html
Its nothing fancy, in fact quite silly. I've only recently started posting a few pictures as I've bought a camera only recently :)

Teslaca said...

All of these foods look wonderful. I'd love to try those hotshots!

Joan said...

Sounds like a nice cookbook. I love cooking with spices and this one sounds like it would give lots of inspiration and many good meals. Thanks for the opportunity to win and autographed copy.
joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Just back from my vacation, and love to read all your new updates!

And I would love to win the book! I am not an Indian, but I would love to get a chance to learn more about it.

Thanks for the chance!

Anu said...

Awesome Breakfast and a Wonderful Giveaway!!
i luv eggs anytime n the pic is so perfect..!

Soozle said...

The photos are amazing! :-) Thanks for hosting the giveaway
sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

madhavi said...

I love diner food, especially the omelettes and hash. Lovely photography.
Madhavi

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