Monday, June 29, 2009

Egg Curry

I had several malayali neighbours growing up and thanks to them I tasted quite a few kerala dishes and one of my favorites was the delicious egg curry that they often whipped up. I love the results of the recipe below & use it often but I still feel that it doesn't stand up to the ones that Radha aunty and Usha aunty made. I even made them give me the egg masala powder that they use but I guess it needs their magic touch or something :)

What I like about this recipe is that it needs no grinding and I often use coconut milk powder mixed with warm water instead of opening an entire can since this needs just quarter cup of coconut milk. You could add a few chunks of boiled potatoes too if you want to extend this curry and add them right after the masala powders go in so they absorb the flavours.

EGG CURRY

Ingredients:
Eggs - 4, harboiled and peeled
Onion - 1 medium, thinly sliced and cut into half inch pieces
Tomatoes - 1 small, chopped
Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp or so chopped, for garnish

Masala powders (to be mixed with water to form a thin paste)
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Egg Masala powder/Kitchen King Masala powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp or lesser

Method:
1) To Harboil eggs, place eggs in a bowl and cover with water. Bring this to a boil and after 2-3 minutes, switch off the stove, cover and let this sit for 15 to 20 minutes. The eggs can then be peeled and cut into 2 halves, with a few slits on the whites so the masala can steep in.

2) In a pan, heat oil and season with mustard seeds and add the curry leaves. Then add the sliced onions and fry till they are translucent. Next add the chopped tomatoes and some salt and cook till they are mushy.

3) Now add the masala paste and allow this to cook for about 3-5 minutes more. Add about a cup of water at this stage and let the mixture come to a boil, then reduce the flame and allow to simmer on low heat till it thickens - around 10 to 15 minutes.

4) Add the halved eggs in and let it cook for 5 more minutes before stirring in the coconut milk. Let this heat through (low heat is best so the coconut milk doesn't split). Garnish with coriander leaves, cover and let rest for a few minutes before serving so the flavours mingle.

This is great with rice, rotis, aapams, idiyaapam or parottas.

31 comments:

  1. Wow, This curry looks so yumm n spicy!

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  2. Eggs are pure comfort food to me, especially when spiced up like this. Lovely recipe!

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  3. What a colour Laav. The gravy looks rich.

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  4. looks yummy perfect with bowl of plain rice,..;-)

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  5. the color looks great....should try the gravy with veggies.....

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  6. Aathaadi! The color is simply superb! Naaku ooooooooorudhu. :)

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  7. I have never used coconut milk in egg curry...sounds very tempting...nice color of the curry :)

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  8. try the eastern brand egg masala powder..thats the best ive had!!

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  9. I don't think I've used masalas like this in any Kerala prepn. :)

    Nice color!

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  10. Thats a yummy curry,,fiery red n spicy ..:)

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  11. a lazier version would be to omit the coconut milk and add tons more coriander powder :D

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  12. Lovely and eyecatching curry!looks delicious!

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  13. yum..my fav go to curry with porottas too.

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  14. Egg curry looks spicy and tasty..lov the color..

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  15. Curry looks good with very nice color. Adding coconut milk is new to me. Definately i will try it.

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  16. Looks yummy...I just love this kinda of egg curry

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  17. Oh my look at the color! looks so spicy and tasty!

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  18. Oh wow....looks spicy and yummy....

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  19. yummy curry lavanya...kerala food...am in...i love it...just now I was chatg with my close frnd who is a malayalee to send kerala recipes ;)

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  20. hey lavanya,
    The egg curry with coconut milk looks great and spiced up. I haven't made egg curry with coconut milk shall try this way sometime :)
    TC

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  21. Oh yeah, mallu egg curries are the best I've ever had, if I say so myself. :) Love the color of the curry! Have a great weekend Laav!

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  22. Love the colr of the curry. A diff version of egg curry!

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  23. I liked the look of the dish and decided to make it right away. The results are on my blog. Thanks.

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  24. This looks very good indeed. I just popped over from another blog. I love your layout and your recipes...as eclectic perhaps a mix as my own. I must try this!

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  25. Thank you all for your comments.

    Brahadeesh - am glad you liked it when I made this for you last year :)

    Radha, thanks for trying out the recipe and letting me know.

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  26. Mmmm Egg curry, looks so hot and masaledaar...love it!

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