Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Egg Curry

Kerala, my sweet homestate is all about coconut trees. Coconut is a main ingredient in almost all our recipes. Here is an egg curry recipe where coconut milk shares a major role...Whenever my mother made this curry, I would help her in extracting fresh coconut milk. Will be posting in detail at a later time on how to extract fresh coconut milk from grated coconut. Here I have used coconut milk powder. You can use canned coconut milk instead which makes the whole process a lot more easier....


  • Eggs (boiled) - 4
  • Onion - 1 medium(cut lengthwise)
  • Ginger -1 inch piece (finely sliced)
  • Garlic -2 big cloves (finely sliced)
  • Green chillies -3-4 (slit lengthwise)
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Tomato - 1 medium(thinly sliced)
  • Corriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Water-1/4 cup
  • Coconut milk - 1 can or 3-4 tbsp of coc.milk powder.
  • Corriander leaves(optional).
  • Oil- 2-3 tbsp.


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Saute onions,ginger,garlic,green chillies and curry leaves until the onion turns light brown in colour.
  • Reduce the flame.Add all the masala powders.Mix for 1-2 minutes.
  • Throw in sliced tomatoes .Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour the water,add salt and let it boil.
  • Add coconut milk.If using coconut milk powder make it a paste with luke warm water and then add to the pan.
  • Simmer and keep for around 10 minutes.Stir in between.
  • Put the boiled eggs.I usually give a slit to the eggs too.Keep it on low flame for few more minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped corriander leaves .(optional...this is only for cilantro(corriander leaf) lovers.
  • Goes well with appam,idiyappam,chapathi.For chapathi you can make the gravy little more thicker by reducing the quantity of coconut milk.


Fresh ginger garlic can be substituted with ginger garlic paste.

A dash of tomato ketchup gives a good flavour. I sometimes use ketchup instead of tomato.

Can use egg masala powder or chicken masala powder which has all the ingredients mentioned above.

Can splutter mustard seeds in the beginning before putting onions.

Concerned about your health??substitute milk for coconut milk .


  1. very good recipe..slightly different and better than mine...will try it soon...thanx a lot nitha..keep posting...

  2. I am a big fan of eggs..n these eggs are so tempting :-)!! nice presentation!

  3. Its looks very appealing Nithachechi.. keep on posting lots of dishes..