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Sri Lankan egg curry is spicy egg curry where fried eggs are cooked in a spicy coconut based gravy. The curry goes best with string hoppers, appams and Sri Lankan string hoppers.

Sri Lankan Egg Curry | Sri Lankan Fried Egg Curry

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Course: curry, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 4 Eggs boiled
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 3-4 Red chillies dried
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • ½ Tsp garlic paste optional
  • ½ cup Tomatoes chopped
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Sri Lankan Curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • coriander leaves


  • Take a shallow thick bottomed pan and heat oil in the pan.
  • Pierce the eggs so they do not burst when you are shallow frying them.
  • Shallow fry the eggs in the pan so that they are golden brown from outside and the skin turns crispy.
  • Take out the eggs and keep the aside. In the same pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves and whole red chillies broken into few pieces.
  • Add chopped onions and lightly fry them.
  • Add all spice powders, red chilli powder, Sri Lankan curry powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder and salt to the pan and cook everything for 1 minute.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook everything so that tomatoes are well cooked and pulpy.
  • Add coconut milk and stir well. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and add fried eggs to the curry. Add water if you think curry is too thick for your personal preference.
  • Reduce the heat and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Serve it in a dish and garnish with fresh finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Sri Lankan Egg curry goes best with Rice, appams and iddyappams or Sri Lankan string hoppers.


Recipe of Sri lankan curry Powder  from Wikihow.com I added pandarus leaves as fresh is rarely available where I live.
  1. 2 teaspoon coriander seeds.
  2. 1 tablespoon cumin seeds.
  3. 1 tablespoon fennel seeds.
  4. 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds.
  5. 1 small cinnamon stick, broken into small pieces.
  6. 6 cardamom pods.
  7. 6 cloves.
  8. 6 dried curry leaves.
  9. 4-5 dried pandarus leaves
Grind together everything and use as required.