Eggs-quisite Eats for Li’l Devils

Two, then four, six, eight..and umpteen sets of hungry, innocent eyes peering at you from your porch don’t make it any easier to get through Halloween just when you’ve scrubbed those piles of butter coated pans and washed the last traces of Diwali mithai, like Mysore Pak or Coconut Burfi off them. Of course, there’s a chance your steel wool lemnisci still has some of those drippings trapped in its matrix, but you probably don’t even want to be reminded of all that sugariness.

Your head might have been a maze of replicating errands and tasks for a whole week or more before the day the candy bandy does strike, your arms having reached for marshmallows and coconut flakes, all purpose flour and besan, all at the same time, and with some minuscule quirk of fortune, you may have got the right mix of ingredients together, and not ended up with a potpourri of marshmallow fluff covered with buttered up besan or cardamom-tickled coconut flakes.

Even so, the dizzying stockpiles of M&Ms and Reese’s pieces, Hershey’s kisses and Kitkats are bound to find their place in a bin somewhere, for the school sweethearts and trick-or-treating tootsies. If there’s a birthday around the corner, you may benefit from the spate of orange and black themed treats and trimmings to put together a pretty party.

Or, to put a cap on the sweet overdose, to take a kink from the pumpkin pies and pedas, you could just cash in on the mayhem and get the little tykes all keyed up over a costume party and some savory surprises. To start with, take a crack at our Eggs-quisite Eats to generate some giggles from the little ghouls and goblins. Egg them on to eat healthy and stay fit as fiddles and fresh..as daisies..


Thai-spiced Deviled Eggs

(Serves 6)

  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons thick coconut milk, cold(not low fat) or mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons Thai Curry paste (we used the Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 1 Teaspoon ketchup
  • ½ Teaspoon paprika plus more to sprinkle
  • ½ Teaspoon spicy mustard
  • ¼ Teaspoon Sriracha or other red chilli sauce
  • Salt to taste

For the pumpkin look -

  • Paprika
  • 1 Spring/green onion 

Cover the eggs with an inch of cold water and bring to a boil. Boil for a minute, then cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Drain and then fill the pan with cold water. After 5 minutes, peel the eggs. Slice each egg length-wise and gently remove the yolks.

Place the yolks and all the other ingredients in a small bowl and mash until very smooth. Mound the yolk mixture into the egg whites or transfer it to a ziptop bag and pipe it out. Wet your finger and pat the surface of the filling smooth. Using a toothpick draw lines to make the ‘pumpkin’ indentations. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Cut up the green part of the onion to make tiny stems and add them to finish off the pumpkin look.

Note:

Mithai are Indian-style sweet confections of which there are many variations, typically made with thickened milk, besan (chickpea flour), dried fruit and powdered nuts. Mysore Pak, Coconut Burfi and Pedas are all varieties of Mithai.

Featured in -

Woman’s World Magazine Oct 2013, Halloween Issue

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49 Responses to Eggs-quisite Eats for Li’l Devils

  1. Very cute! I might make a slightly less spicey version for my son’s preschool class as they are not allowed traditional treast like candy and cupcakes.

  2. aipi says:

    They will make for a fantastic appetizers for any party ~ love the idea n the presentation!
    USMasala

  3. sumi says:

    thats a neat idea.love it.

  4. kankana says:

    Once I start eating devil eggs I cannot stop and that is how much I love it. These my friends are super creative presentation :)

  5. Spandana says:

    They look very cute.. a very creative idea!!

  6. Keerthana says:

    They look very cute! :)

  7. Swathi says:

    Devils eggs looks cute and spicy.

  8. Those look so neat! Delicious idea.

  9. Gopika says:

    Wow.. thsi looks great :)

  10. Manju says:

    oh my! those look soo very cute! lil pumkins! :)

  11. These are adorable, and the flavor combination sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  12. Alea Milham says:

    Your eggs are so cute! I love the original combination of flavors! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  14. These are gorgeous! What a fantastic idea, and the flavours sound wonderful too. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  19. amiramelody says:

    omg, I am SO going to try these! I make deviled eggs too and am going to try prosciutto scallion deviled eggs for Thanksgiving!

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  21. Madina says:

    Thanks for sharing your creativity! I listed this snack in my BuzzFeed post. Happy Halloween!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/madinapapadopoulos/26-healthy-halloween-snack-hacks-ehw3?sub=2707657_1873473

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  27. those are adorable! I’ll have to try them out :)

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  29. Cindy deRosier says:

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured them on our site! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/pumpkin-inspired-deviled-eggs/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. Thanks for a great idea!

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