Egg Curry

We made egg curry for a quick dinner last night. It's creamy with coconut milk and cinnamon-cardamon-clove flavour leaves you feeling warm inside. It's great comfort food.

You'll need:

4 hard boiled eggs
3 small onions
3 tomatoes
6 small garlic cloves
1/4 in. ginger
1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tsp of mustard seeds
1/8 cinnamon stick
5 cardamon pods peeled
5 cloves

1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp cumin powder
3/4 tsp red (kashmiri) chili powder
2 tsp of coriander powder
8-10 curry leaves (optional)
some water, cooking oil and salt to taste

Chop the onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger.

Crush cinnamon, cardamon seeds and cloves. Don't use the peel of cardamon pod, just open it with a knife and take out the black seeds. You can use cardamon peel in a cup of tea later. Next, heat the oil and fry mustard seeds first.

After a minute, add the masala (crushed dry spices) and fry for a moment until the spices release the aroma. As in all Indian cooking, spices are fried in the beginning so that the flavours come out and mix well. Next, add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger.

Fry it mixing till the onions become transparent.

Then it is time to add the powders: turmeric, coriander, cumin and red kashmiri chili. Mix it well and fry it for another moment. Add tomatoes, mix it and fry for a few minutes until the tomatoes become soft.

Finally, add coconut milk and about a half glass of water. You can add more or less water depending on the consistency you want to achieve. Also, coconut milk and water can be substituted with a cup of regular milk. Bring it to a boil and cook it for a few minutes. Finally, add a bunch of curry leaves. This step is optional.

Half the eggs and add them to the curry. Keep it for a couple of minutes and it's ready to be served!

Serve it over rice or with bread.



Egle said...

Niekada negridėjau apie kiaušinių curry, kažkas labai įdomaus...

net neįsivaizduoju koks skonis. na, prieskoniai daugiau mažiau aiškūs, jų derinys irgi, bet su kiaušiniais...

The Cooking Ninja said...

wow! This looks very delicious. I got to try it.

Jurate said...

Egle, man irgi nebuvo teke girdeti apie kiausiniu curry, kol i Indija nenuvykau. Dabar tenka valgyti gana daznai ir yra vienas megstamu :o)

Jurate said...

The Cooking Ninja,

It can be made with either boiled eggs, omelet or scramble eggs, whichever you prefer.

The scramble egg dish I have had before is usually on a dry side.

I like it with omelet as it gets soaked with the curry better and becomes juicy and flavourful with the spices.

Egle said...

Reiktų gal kada pasiryžti.. tik jaučiu maniškis nesuprastų tokio "keisto" derinio ;/

Jurate said...

Visko gali buti :o) Gal omletas mazhiau keistai atrodytu uzh virtus kiaushinius, bent jau paragavus, nes jis "prisigeria" to "curry" ir praktishkai kiaushiniu skonio nelieka.

Anonymous said...

Jurate, thanks for the recipe! My family is also from
Kerala and I grew up with food just like this. Of course, my mom has no recipes written down, so it's hard for me to replicate. I have tried several egg curries, but this one looks the best. If you a good biriyani recipe, lease let me know.


ps your other blog is also is also wonderful. I stumbled onto your site from shetalkslikejune.

Jurate said...

Hi Nandini, I am happy you liked the recipe, hope it is similar to what you were looking for! It is my husband's family recipe and he is telling me that his mom has a nice biriyani recipe as well =) I haven't tried making it yet, but I will ask for it and post it sometime soon =)

Tan.wiratchada said...

WoW!!! looks very delicious. I got to try it when I am home and seem easy. I love Indian curry...;)