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Puffy P Egg (Egg Puff with Paratha)

Jeanne of EoMEoTE fame invited me to participate in this month’s egg extravaganza, event dedicated to celebrate the goodness of eggs every month with colorful themes. This month theme is weaving a tabloid story around egg recipes. Celebrity gossip, na… but politics…oh boy, they are like hot popcorn to me. I can’t get enough of that gossip and can spend hours and hours reading all sorts of political tedious minutia. They fascinate me, its like following street theater, but with real people (?) who got the power to make decisions that would affect us all. The noise machine, money changing hands and hidden agendas, bad guys and good guys to root for, what’s not to love?:)

Well, this article is written in a political tabloid (=mainstream) story style. I know the saying out there, that people don’t like to spoil their beautiful brains with unpleasantries of politics. So I am cautioning you my gentle reader, what’s ahead of you is a pure political piece – US style.


A one powerful chicken egg whose campaign slogan is ‘incredible edible egg’ coming out of a relaxing sauna vacation. Very popular already and 50 percent of people like him left and right.

Journalists taking pictures and throwing out questions:

Sir, Mr. Egg, your slogan “incredible edible egg” is very catchy.
Thank you, thank you.

But sir, people are saying edible is alright but the incredible part, that is a tad over hyped? What is your response?
Egg: aahh… oohh…

(The Egg is a puppet of course. The powerful puppet masters who have a stake in Egg success, the Egg council members come forward and answer.)
It’s no hype! Egg is not only edible but it is 100 percent incredible! You don’t believe it? Well, we are going to bombard you with advertisements until the slogan is ingrained in your brain. Got it? Ha…ha…

A journalist who can speak Indian languages:
Sir, I have tasted some eggs in India, precisely in Nandyala. They didn’t smell or tasted like you. Are you sure you are a real egg? Not a product of artificial hormones?
The Egg, huffing and puffing: Ya, we know you can speak foreign languages. What a showoff (snickers). I have fans that traveled all over the US. Well they say, I am the real thaa…ng.

Is it safe to eat you regularly?
That’s it folks, I have to go…

There are reports that your yellow is not good for health?
No comment… runs off.

Few hours later, the breaking news at a political scandal website:

Puffy P. Egg?
The Incredible Edible Egg Caught with Indian Paratha:

Our sources caught the Incredible Edible Egg wrapped up in Indian paratha and looking all red and puffed up at a home in small town USA. Our close sources who are following this story and who are also friends to The Incredible Edible Egg are saying that this is an unfortunate incident and mistaken identity. The Egg actually went into the house expecting a puff pastry wrap. Our sources are also saying that the homeowner deliberately planned to showcase Egg in a non-traditional, compromising wrap.

We interviewed some common people; they are saying that they

are disappointed in Incredible Edible Egg. “He should have followed the traditional method and should have wrapped himself in puff pastry. Indian paratha? Whoever heard of that?” That is the current buzz in the street, folks.

Will this latest scandal damage the squeaky clean Egg reputation?

We will let you know as soon as we find more information. For more updates of this breaking story and for more salacious Egg scandals, visit Jeanne’s EoMEoTE, your one stop gossip central of all things Egg.

Journalismistic:) Piece by Indira

Hard-boiled and shelled egg is wrapped in store-bought frozen paratha and baked at 350 F for about 20 minutes.

Golden and Flaky ‘Puffy P Egg’ (Egg Puff Prepared with Paratha) and Ketchup ~ My Entry to EoMEoTE

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Eggs (Monday August 7, 2006 at 8:28 am- permalink)
Comments (42)

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  1. Wow!!Great looking egg puffs…Humour is smashing indeed…Poor egg caught in the Indian paratha!!A year ago egg puff was a luxury for us… we got it in a small bakery outside our college and was the great relief for us,hostellers, who had no access to any food other than vegetarian…had to sneakingly have it often…as it was a strict’no no’ in our campus!!

    Comment by shynee nair — August 7, 2006 @ 8:48 am

  2. Very well written, Indira! Kudos!!

    And Congratulations for the coveted recognition in Hindu! It’s another feather in your cap. Way to go… You have made us foodbloggers very proud!! πŸ™‚ Congrats again!

    And Thank you so much for adding my blog to your blogroll…

    Comment by Chandrika — August 7, 2006 @ 9:00 am

  3. U have written really well.The way u present,ur style of writing and all ur recipes is soo good.I eagerly await ur posts everyday.Whenever I try some new recipes my husband immediately asks me if its from mahanandi πŸ™‚

    Comment by Anusha — August 7, 2006 @ 10:05 am

  4. Oh it was so funny:):):)Oh that poor egg caught within our Indian Paratha:):):)That was so cute!

    Comment by Sumitha — August 7, 2006 @ 10:45 am

  5. hehe
    that was funny and the recipe seems awesome..I wil have to buy frozen parathas for this one!!
    do you think it will work with a regular paratha dough?

    Comment by disha — August 7, 2006 @ 10:47 am

  6. Hahaha – I love it when politicians get caught with their pants… erm, shells down! That was brilliant – and the egg puffs look really yummy too πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe and the tabloid article- roundup will be done just as soon as I can get my own post up!!

    Comment by Jeanne — August 7, 2006 @ 11:03 am

  7. Puffy P. Egg ??? Indira, that’s a well thought out name isn’t it ? If my guess is correct the name this is based on has always been associated with scandal and gossip. Very well written. Great pics.

    Comment by Krithika — August 7, 2006 @ 11:04 am

  8. Thats a great article Indira. Funny πŸ™‚ Good job. Fun to read an egg getting caught in Indian Paratha.

    Comment by Pavani — August 7, 2006 @ 11:12 am

  9. What a great idea to put the egg inside the paratha! (Love the idea of the egg with egg all over its face from being caught between the paratha sheets!)


    Comment by ejm — August 7, 2006 @ 11:25 am

  10. Loved the wit. And congratulations on the Hindu article

    Comment by Ashwini — August 7, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

  11. hahahaha wow Indira, wonderful narration….absolutely loved it…yeah eggs here…especially the yellow part hard to digest, nice recipe, will try it soon
    Thank you!


    Comment by Menaka — August 7, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

  12. hilarious!! It was such a LOL article. Nicely written.. Can’t get enough of political satires, and political gossip stories..
    I was just imagining a human face, like a cartoon on Mr.Egg’s shell with a funny expression.. Also, just read another tabloid story that Mr.Egg and Ms. Paratha are totally in love, and that Ms. Puff Pastry is so jealous..

    great stuff! It was so much fun to start my day with Mr.Egg’s story..


    Comment by desimom — August 7, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

  13. Hee, hee!

    I guess you can’t trust those egss, can you?

    Great job, Indira!

    Comment by Stephanie — August 7, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

  14. What a funny piece! Btw, thanks Indira for posting the link to the Hindu article. I was searching for it this morning on google. Congrats to you too.

    Comment by mika — August 7, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

  15. Hi Indira!!!
    Congratulations!!!on the Hindu Article!!
    Had a very good read of ur political post and had a good laugh!!

    Comment by BDSN — August 7, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

  16. Read the article in Hindu, congratulations Indira! It was a long time coming!

    Comment by Arjuna — August 7, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

  17. wow indira! what an interesting tabloid article there. Our Mr.Egg looks really “incredible” after caught by the paratha.Looks good too. Thanks for the recipie.

    Comment by Bharghavi — August 7, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

  18. Wow!!!

    Loved the narration.

    I too love politics and movies based on politics and politicians. Esp. those that tear them to pieces.

    I dont know if you are into movies Indira. If so, maybe we could sit in your patio (virtual ofcourse) and talk about them over lovely food. πŸ˜‰


    Comment by Mathy Kandasamy — August 7, 2006 @ 5:05 pm

  19. Dear Editor,I dont think this is going to hamper Incredible Edible Egg’s reputation,instead this is going to be the latest culinary discovery and we shall find many more such incredible edible eggs wrapped under paratha rolls in every kitchen from today.
    Thank you,Sumitha:):):)

    Comment by Sumitha — August 7, 2006 @ 5:08 pm

  20. Very witty post!!!! Loved it.

    Comment by Archana Thomas — August 7, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

  21. It’s recipes like this that make me wish I actually liked eggs. They look so good yet taste and feel so horrible (to me).

    Comment by Jen — August 7, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

  22. Hi Indira,

    I always enjoy your recipes and photography. Can you tell in which section of walmart I couldfind puff pastry?

    Thank you!

    Comment by Saroj — August 7, 2006 @ 10:28 pm

  23. That is really funny!
    Guess what, I have been thinking to attempt kerala parathas using puff pastry(thought I would thaw them completely, make balls out of it, roll it to parathas, and toast them on a skillet…) just because I never get those beautiful layers when I make them at home using all purpose flour. I have been thinking and thinking about it, and here you have made puffs using parathas!!!

    Comment by RP — August 7, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

  24. Lol…very witty..have u ever thought of writimg a book???

    Comment by madhuli — August 7, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

  25. Hehehe that was funny indeed πŸ™‚ And congrats on the Hindu article. Your patience and creativity needs to be rewarded indeed πŸ™‚

    Comment by Kerala Girl — August 8, 2006 @ 10:20 am

  26. The Incredible Edible Egg Caught with Indian Paratha-that was a funny picture!!Read the hindu article!Congrats!!You deserve it πŸ™‚

    Comment by hema — August 8, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

  27. Wow, that’s a totally different side of you in this write up-loved your style and the innovative recipe too! Very nice!

    Comment by Nandita — August 8, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

  28. Hi Indira, everytime you come up with some wonderful theme for your posts. You are a real source of inspiration to every food blogger.
    This “Incredible Edible Egg” is incredible indeed. Hearty congratulations for the honor of your blog being mentioned in “THE HINDU”.

    Comment by Arsu — August 8, 2006 @ 9:37 pm

  29. The Incredigle Edible Egg is a subtle story that is palatable.

    Comment by Anuradha — August 8, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

  30. Hi Indira,

    Such an innovative story! You have incredible talent.. cooking, photography, journalistic skills… etc.
    I am very curious to know more about you! You should do a blog on yourself ..sort of like a biography with all the works πŸ™‚ Pictures and all!

    Congrats on the mention in all the articles!

    Comment by Latha — August 8, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

  31. Hello Indira,

    I keep coming to your blog, but have not commented before. This is indeed a beautiful website, your pictures are simply superb. Awesome..what else can I say, when you get a chance, do visit my blog..

    Comment by Shankari — August 9, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  32. HAHAHA….. ROGWL!

    Hmmm…But I do suspect there is an egg(ma)phia around here!!

    Yeah! WhatÒÒҀő¬ÒҀžÂ’s not to love about about politics! πŸ™‚ You said it right! Loved this!

    Comment by InjiPennu — August 10, 2006 @ 11:36 am

  33. beautiful photos.

    Comment by Gab — August 15, 2006 @ 3:40 am

  34. Hi Indira

    Don’t die of shock now… but the EoMEoTE roundup has finalyl been posted! YOu can check it out here:

    Thanks again for playing along – I loved your eggy politician!

    Comment by Jeanne — August 15, 2006 @ 5:36 am

  35. Hi Indira, I’d love to try this out sometime, along with the regular veg puffs. But I’d like to know if I can make this in a microwave, and roughly how long it’ll take in that case…

    Comment by shub — November 23, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

  36. wowww …you are marvellous

    Comment by Anuradha — April 15, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

  37. This is a simple and great recipe. I absolutely love it. I will try it tomorrow.

    The article is just hilarious. You are too good.

    I have tried some of your recipes. They are simple and delicious and a novoice like me can try it. I was afraid of cooking but your site has helped me get over it. Thank you so much.

    You rock.

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