Approachable Ethnic

Indian Gastropub also called Progressive Indian or Modern Indian is a divergence from traditional Indian cuisine, which can be a tad intimidating to some diners. The more approachable, Indian Gastropub cuisine is exotic, yet familiar as it combines aromatic Indian flavors with comforting, well-recognized pub foods. Naturally, eggs fit squarely into this trend. Their neutral flavor and innate richness are an idyllic match for the bold spices featured in this cuisine.

Chef's Corner: Sujan Sarkar


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“We take the membrane (chalaza) out before we do anything with the egg. Remove it, so the egg will cook through evenly. There’s never going to be a raw part of it. Take the membrane out, the albumen will be evenly cooked.”
— Chef Sujan Sarkar

Chef Sarkar in the kitchen
most valuable protein
poached egg


Protein provides more than just dietary protein.
Protein foods like eggs contribute to:

  • Nutrient intake
  • Diet quality
  • Nutrient adequacy1

Protein foods provide important micronutrient diversity.
For example, eggs provide the most choline of any commonly consumed protein food.2

Nutrient-dense eggs make important dietary contributions.
Whole egg consumption is associated with a higher likelihood of meeting or exceeding federal dietary recommendations for several micronutrients, such as vitamin D, calcium and iron.3

1. Phillips, SM, et al., Commonly consumed protein foods contribute to nutrient intake, diet quality, and nutrient adequacy. Am J Clin Nutr, 2015. 101(6): p. 1346s-1352s.>
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 2015;8:[Available from:
3. Melough, MM, et al., Association of eggs with dietary nutrient adequacy and cardiovascular risk factors.

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