May 29, 2011

Egg curry with a rich gravy

Today my husband asked for a different type of egg curry which has a thick gravy. So here it is, a thick egg curry with the aroma of whole spices and the richness of coconut and cashew nuts.


Boiled eggs - 4
Finely chopped onions - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chopped tomato - 1
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Meat masala - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - A sprig
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - to garnish

For the masala paste
Oil - 2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 1
Cardamom - 1 (optional)
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - 5 or 6 soaked in warm water for 10-15 mins

1. Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Fry for a minute and then add the shredded coconut. Fry till coconut becomes golden brown. Let it cool. Grind this along with the soaked cashew nuts and a little water to make a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add chopped onions and fry till transparent.
3. Add ginger-garlic paste saute for a minute.
4. Add curry leaves, spice powders and salt and combine.
5. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for 4-5 mts.
6. Add the ground paste and cook for few minutes, stirring so that it does not stick to the vessel.
7. Add 1-2 cups of warm water and bring to boil.
8. Add the boiled eggs and combine. You may add a little pepper powder if you like. Cook till the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. This curry has a rich and thick gravy.

Serve hot with roti, paratha, appam or plain rice.


  1. nice to see all these...i too follow maria's menu n saw ur name there in beef fry recipe...cant belive u hav this much patience to try out all this elaborate things...


  2. tinu, nowadays i have more time to cook and experiment. so, trying out those dishes which take more prep time :-)

  3. Hi Ramya.....Really your job is appreciable...Out from family work,You are preparing this all recipes....I enjoyed so much...

  4. Hey Ramya, I tried your recipe for egg kurma today without the meat masala and substituted cashew with kaskasah. We don't eat meat but the masala ingredients with chilli powder is good. It turned out awesome.... Thx for sharing

  5. Good recipe I tried it today


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