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The egg curry garnished with coriander and served with rice.
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Egg Curry: My Nana's Recipe

Easy recipe for someone who loves Indian food. For this curry, boiled eggs are simmered in a spicy onion and tomato gravy. It makes for an easy weeknight dinner or a great Sunday lunch.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 Portions
Calories 346kcal
Author Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Ghee or Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggs Hard boiled
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped
  • 2 Chilies Green , finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon small Stick
  • 2 Pods Cardamom Green
  • 3 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder heaping
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Ketchup
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander Leaves Chopped

Instructions

  • Grind onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies and cloves to a fine paste.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or Kadhai. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom to it.
  • Once they start to splutter, add the onion paste and cook till the oil starts to separate and colour changes to golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes, chili, coriander, turmeric powder and salt. Cook till the tomatoes look like they've melted into the gravy. Add half a cup of water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add garam masala powder, ketchup and coriander leaves and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • At this stage, you can add the boiled eggs and serve the gravy as is. But I like to fish out the whole spices (bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom) and pulse the gravy in a mixer grinder 4-5 times so that the gravy becomes slightly smooth. This step is completely optional and depends on whether you like your gravy chunky or smooth.
  • Garnish with some more chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or chapatis.

Notes

If you wish, you can pan fry the egg before adding it to the curry. This adds a nice crispy layer to the egg.
Garam Masala flavour varies from household to household, so please adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2470IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 4mg