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The Table, Akoori

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The Table is a locally sourced, picturesque restaurant downtown on 5th Avenue. This local favorite has had an impressive response to the needs of its staff and the greater community. One of its owners, Sangeeta Lakhani, has teamed up with others in the Franklin county restaurant industry to create “Service!,” a relief effort for Columbus-area hospitality workers. To donate or find out more, visit servicerelief.org. Akoori This is the most popular brunch item on The Table menu Serves 4 Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 15 minutes Ingredients Large shallot - 1 Small Roma tomatoes - 2 Fresh, washed cilantro - Good handful Eggs - 8 Coriander seeds - 1 tsp Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Fennel seeds - 1 tsp Ghee or coconut oil - 1 tbsp Garlic, minced - 1 heaped tsp Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp Salt (to taste) - 1/4 tsp Chillies, minced (optional) - 1-2 Instructions

  1. Finely chop the shallot.

  2. Dice the tomatoes.

  3. Finely chop the cilantro. NOTE – should be approx.1/2 cup packed.

  4. Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.

  5. Lightly toast cumin, coriander and fennel seeds in a dry skillet. Keep your eye on them so they don’t burn.

  6. Heat the ghee/coconut oil in the wok. Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until golden brown.

  7. Add the tomatoes and chillies and cook for further 5 minutes until softened, and let the juices cook off (you don’t want wet eggs!)

  8. Add the garlic, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Fry for 2 minutes until fragrant.

  9. Reduce heat to low and add beaten eggs. Stir well to mix onion paste and eggs. Cook for 1-2 minutes, depending on how you like your scrambled eggs (soft or firm).

  10. Turn off the heat. Add salt, toasted spices and fresh chopped cilantro. Stir gently until just combined.

  11. Enjoy! Serve on/with toast.

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