Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Egg Chettinad

4 -5 eggs, hard boiled
2 onions, medium sized, chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 cup thick coconut milk or grind 2-3 tablespoons of grated coconut into a fine paste
 To roast and grind
3 dry red chillies
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel/perumjeerakam seeds
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek/methi/uluva seeds
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2 cloves
1/2" cinnamon
1 green cardamom
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 green chillies
few cashew nuts


  • Make slits on the boiled eggs and keep aside.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients under 'roast and grind' for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once cooled grind the roasted ingredients with a sprig of curry leaves, by adding little water into a fine paste. Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard.
  • Add the chopped onion and remaining curry leaves. Saute until translucent.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Fry for a minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes. Mix and cover and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Now add the grinded masala. Saute well and simmer on low flame for 10 minutes or until oil layer comes up.
  • Add 2 cups of water and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the eggs and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the gravy thickens.
  • Pour the coconut milk or coconut paste. Mix well. Once it starts to boil, remove from the flame and serve hot.


  1. Delicious looking curry :-) Lovely pictures too!

  2. Yummy egg gravy that makes me drool...why you are doing this to me dear :).. It so inviting..

  3. wow... such a drool worthy curry... i should try this next time i make eggs for dinner...

    1. Thanx Rafee, sure do try it and let me know.

  4. Yummy Gravy Looks Delicious :D

  5. Looks and sounds so tasty. Chettinadu cuisine is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Chettinad curries are my favorite this does looks so creamy and delicious.

  7. priya chechi i love your website...when in dillemma what to eat u just help me out!!! thank u!!!egg curry superr!!!!

  8. A must try recipe. Looks very inviting.

    On-going event: Dish it out
    Eat seasonal food, fresh

  9. Wow ! It looks delicious. I wish I got it right now


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