The best cure to a hangover, in my opinion, is a good, protein and fat rich breakfast. I stopped drinking (sparing an occasional beer or a glass of wine) because I hated the way I felt the next day. And of course, my diet has made me extremely intolerant towards hard spirits. What I hate is that empty feeling in the belly, slight lethargy and the heavy head. For me, a nice greasy meal always fixes it to an extent. And no, hangovers can happen (symptom wise) if you partied till the wee hours and woke up early. It happened to me and Aparna. We got to bed by 4 am and were up and about at 8. Even the little alcohol we’d had, made us slightly groggy. What’s the fix? A good breakfast of course! Parents were out, so I opened the fridge and grabbed what was there and ended up rustling up a bhurji of sorts. If you’re making this for one, cut the ingredients to half. Here’s how I made a lazy breakfast for two…
3-4 tbsp sweet corn
½ capsicum, roughly chopped (finely chopped if you have the patience)
½ onion chopped, sliced, whatever works
½ tomato chopped
2 tsp chopped coriander
2-3 pinches of tarragon
2-3 pinches of Oregano
1-2 tsp of milk
Salt to taste
Heat the oil in a pan, add the corn, slightly stir fry for a minute or so and then add the onion. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs together in a bowl and then add milk and the herbs. Add all the veggies to the pan and stir fry till slightly cooked. Add salt. Now pour in the egg mix and keep stirring. In about a minute, take the pan off the heat and continue stirring.
You’ll see the eggs come together with the veggies. Your exotic scrambled eggs are ready. Butter your toast and enjoy the soft soft scrambled egg with crunchy veggies to surprise your taste-buds.
As a student living alone, I learnt that no matter what veggies you have in your fridge, you can chop em up and mix with eggs to create magic. It’s the perfect comfort food for a Sunday morning. I served this with a cup of cinnamon coffee. I added half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to water and brought it to a boil. I strained into a cup and mixed in some instant coffee (setting up the filter is not for lazy mornings, forgive me!) I added the milk and sugar and voila, we had a warm comforting coffee and a nutritious breakfast to kick us out of the blues…