Egg Curry recipe. Hard-Boiled Eggs are simmered in rich and creamy gravy just the way you would enjoy it in a roadside dhaba. This North Indian egg curry recipe is Super flavourful, 200 calories per serving and perfect weeknight dinner in 20 minutes. It is a dhaba style egg curry but much healthier.
The Masala egg curry recipe is a delicious restaurant-style Indian curry. This is super flavourful and super convenient because it can be cooked very quickly maximum of 30 Minutes.
Let me assure you this masala egg curry recipe is a keeper for the times when you are short on time but still want to a delectable and healthy meal. A perfect egg curry recipe for rice, not that I mind eating this with Paratha or chapathi.
"If you know how to make egg curry that is finger licking good you are an accomplished cook"
Accomplished cook or not but I sure know How to cook egg curry and can make mean egg curry, If I may say so!
If you love eggs and dishes made with eggs. Do give try to these dishes, I am sure a few of them can become your favourite too. As far as I am concerned I am a big fan of all of them 🙂
Why We Love This Egg Curry Recipe
- Quick easy and Protein rich gluten-free recipe
- You can serve it with Rice or any other bread of your choice.
- It is a healthier version of Dhaba style curry. It tastes delicious but with lesser fats.
Ingredients For Egg Curry
Eggs: Free-range organic eggs taste best and are a healthy protein source. If you do not have them you can use white eggs.
Fresh Ingredients: Onion, Tomatoes, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves.
Ghee: For authentic taste use ghee or butter.
Gram flour: or chickpea flour. I roast it before as it brings the authentic dhaba curry texture without cream.
Spices and Seasonings: Turmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, garam masala, coriander powder, kasuri methi
Salt to taste
How to Prepare Egg Curry - Step by Step Method
The second step is making gravy for eggs. For that, the curry masala is cooked using onions and tomatoes along with spices and aromatics until it is fragrant. Water or milk is added to the cooked masala to make gravy.
The final step is simmering the prepared eggs in this dhaba style gravy. After a few minutes, the aromatic high protein and rustic dhaba style egg curry is ready to be served.
- Some people add cream or cashew paste during the cooking in this rich curry. But if you know me, you know that I don't like to add too much fat to our everyday cooking. So, I make the egg curry with skim milk, which gives it a pretty good taste and keeps it healthy.
- For every day, Punjabi Egg Curry masala just replace cream with skimmed milk. You will be surprised that just doing this swap will save you 100 calories per serving. So you choose what you want. I use skim milk 97% of the time except for very few times when some get-togethers or special requests to make it rich.
- If I am making rich dhaba style egg masala curry for the party or just for Indulgence, I may add some cream or cashew cream to make gravy richer.
How to Make Best Punjabi Egg Masala Curry
- The key to this Punjabi egg curry recipe is in the cooking the masala. Make sure that you cook the masala properly so it is neither raw nor overcooked and browned. Just stop cooking the masala as soon as it starts to leave the sides of the pan. Sometimes overcooking makes the masala taste slightly bitter.
- Keep stirring the masala in the pan while the masala for egg masala curry is being cooked, if you feel it is getting too dry and there is a risk of burning you can always add 1-2 tablespoon of water and keep it cooking.
- Ghee: If you do not want to use ghee you can substitute with any vegetable oil or butter.
- Eggs: If free range organic eggs are not available you can use regular eggs.
What to Serve with Egg Masala Curry
The egg curry for rice, paratha, naan or simply great on its own. This Masala egg curry recipe or Anda curry is a keeper of a recipe for a busy weekday or a lazy weekend.
This recipe of Masala Egg curry is healthy because at approximately 200 calories per portion. You still have scope to add some bread or flatbread to mop the gravy or even rice if you are feeling like a comfort meal type of dinner 🙂
More Egg Curry Recipes
- Spicy Kolhapuri Egg Curry / Anda Rasa
- Dimer Dalna - Bengali Egg Curry
- Mumbai Street Style Egg Curry
- Egg Dum Biryani
- Saag Anda Curry
- Indian Spicy Egg Burji
- South Indian Egg Curry
Watch Egg Curry Recipe in Hindi (Recipe Video )
Egg Masala Curry
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 teaspoon rice bran oil
- 6 eggs boiled
- 2 Onion finely chopped
- 4 Tomatoes blended to puree
- 1 inch ginger piece cut into juliennes
- 2 green chillies slit
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri lal mirch powder
- 1 teaspoon red chilli paste.
- 3-4 tablespoon coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon kasoori methi
- 1 tablespoon gram flour
Prepare Hard Boiled Eggs
- First hard boil the eggs. I have shared link for how to boil eggs Pan Method, Instant Pot Boiled eggs in the post above.
- After peeling boiled eggs make 3-4 slits with a knife .
- Heat 1tsp ghee in a pan and add a sprinkle or turmeric and salt.
- In this pan stir the outer surface of eggs by gently cooking them from all sides to make it crispy.
Making Egg Curry
- In the pan add remaining ghee and then add finely chopped onions.
- Saute onion on slow heat till these turns light brown in color.
- When onions are cooked add tomato puree and cook for a few minutes.
- Cook till tomatoes are cooked through and ghee starts to separate. This will take approximately 10 minutes.
- Then add spices and powders, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper, garam masala powder, finally red chilli paste and mix well.
- Add roasted gram flour to the pan and stir to combine well.
- Then add ½ cups of water and cook the masala till ghee separates from the masala. Add sliced ginger.
- Now add 1 cup water and boil the gravy when it starts to boil reduce it to slow simmer and cook for 3 more minutes. Sprinkle kasoori methi.
- Then add boiled eggs and cook for few more minutes. When done garnish the masala egg curry with fresh coriander and serve.