Roasted Veggies with Hard-boiled Eggs and Spices

Roasted Veggies with spices and hard-boiled Eggs is a wonderful dish that is colorful, chock full of  veggies, and packed with flavor. You can serve it with tortillas or with plain rice. It’s the perfect dish to take to a party or to serve at home when you have a large gathering. I made a giant pot of this dish for a Father’s Day Guys Brunch. and it not only looked great it tasted delicious too.

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Roasted Veggies with Hard-boiled Eggs and Spices:
serves 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups baby squash cut into halves
  • 1 large cauliflower cut into florets
  • 6 bell-peppers chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large onion chopped.  Use half and roast with all the vegetables. Save the other half to sauté with spices.
  • Oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala if you have but not needed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt
  • Chili powder or paprika to taste
  • 8-10 hard-boiled eggs or as many as you want in this dish.

Directions:

  • Toss cut vegetables on a baking sheet with 1 tbsp olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Tossing every 15-minute mark.

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  • Take out of oven and set aside.
  • Boil eggs and set aside.
  • In a pan place 1 tsp oil and lightly toast cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp turmeric.
  • Add boiled eggs and pan-fry them lightly.  Take out of pan and set aside.

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  • In the same pan warm 2 tbsp oil.  Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let the aroma come through (about 5 sec).  Add remaining onions and crushed garlic and sauté until tender.  Add 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala, and chili powder and mix into onions.  Add the roasted vegetables, salt to taste and toss together.
  • At this point you can serve the spiced vegetables as is.

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  • Add hard-boiled eggs and mix into the roasted vegetables. Cook everything together for 5 minutes.

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  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with rice, naan or chapati.

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A few pictures from our Father’s Day Guys Brunch.

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