Egg Chaat


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Recipe for children by Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef, Author and Television Host. 


Bird eggs have been consumed as food since prehistory in both hunting societies and more recent cultures where birds were domesticated. The chicken was probably domesticated for its eggs from jungle fowl native to tropical and subtropical Southeast Asia and India before 7500BC. In ancient Rome, eggs were preserved using a number of methods and meals often started with an egg course. The Romans crushed eggshells in their plates to prevent evil spirits from hiding there. Many different kinds of eggs are eaten by humans, but chicken and quail eggs are most commonly consumed. Chicken eggs supply the body with all essential amino acids for humans and provide several vitamins and minerals, including retinol (vitamin A), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also a single-food source of protein. All of the vitamin A, D and E in an egg are in the egg yolk. Egg is one of the few foods to naturally contain vitamin D.