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Spicy South Indian egg curry recipe

Chettinad Egg Curry

Chettinad Egg Curry is a one-pot, easy to make egg curry well served with steamed rice or veg biryani.
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Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine, kerala cuisine
Keyword: cuisine, egg curry, egg curry recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


(For Chettinad Masala)

  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Carom Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Star anise
  • 2-3 Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy Seeds
  • 3-4 Red Chili

(For Egg Curry)

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chettinad Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Paste
  • Sprig of curry leaves
  • Water


  • To make Chettinad egg curry, the first step is to fry the eggs.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add soft boiled eggs in it. Turn the eggs and fry them from both sides.
  • When the eggs are golden brown carefully take them out in a plate.
  • Now, in the same pan add a bay leaf, chopped onions, and a red chili. Cook the onions ‘til they are golden brown and then add the spices.
  • Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. 
  • Cook the spices until they are well roasted and then add tomatoes in it.
  • When the tomatoes are soft and pulpy add a teaspoon of Chettinad Masala and coconut paste in the masala. 
  • Add a sprig of curry leaves in it. Roast the masala well and when the oil starts to leave the masala to add water in it.
  • Pierce the eggs with a knife or fork and add them in the gravy. This way the eggs will be able to soak the gravy. Cover it with a lid and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve it hot with fried rice or chapati.



Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1202IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg