Saturday, April 03, 2010

Eggs-llent Curry

Thank you for lovely inputs on the look, any more suggestions are please welcome :)

The common Sunday Lunch back home used to be pre-dominantly Fish, Meat or Egg – in the same priority order. Till now I have not tried out first two options but the last priority has become a first priority here. Yeah, Eggs are not only common breakfasts but also a fancy weekend lunch. Though I’ve tried and tasted loads of varieties of Egg dishes,  my Mom’s authentic Konkani style Anda Masala is one of the most reliable and immensely well-seasoned one.IMG_3657

Best part is it goes of well with anything from Chapatis – Rice or Bread.This curry was more than enough for both of us for our single Lunch, we had it with Jeera Rice.

IMG_3653You Need:

  • Eggs: 3 in number – Boiled and Peeled and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
  • Onion: 1 and half – finely minced
  • Potato: 1 small – Peeled and cut into slices
  • Cumin Seeds: for tempering
  • Malvani Masala \ Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Cloves: 2
  • Cinnamon stick: 1/4 inch
  • Peppercorns: 3-4
  • Coriander seeds: 1-2 tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds: 2 tsp
  • Onion: 1/2 finely sliced
  • Dried Coconut: 3-4tbsp – Grated
  • Tamarind Paste: 2tbsp

You Do:

  1. Roast the ingredients in masala except the tamarind paste till the onion caramelizes.
  2. Let the roasted masala cool, till this time heat oil in a kadai – temper the cumin seeds and add minced onion.
  3. Grind the masala into rough powder – add tamarind paste and some water then grind to make a fine paste.
  4. Add potato to the kadai, let the potatoes cook.
  5. Once cooked add the masala paste , malvani masala and salt. Simmer till the raw smell vanishes. IMG_3654
  6. Once the curry is done add boiled eggs – half sliced.
  7. Cover them with masala and simmer for couple of minutes, avoid stirring as it may mash the eggs and garnish with coriander leaves.

Done !! Serve with whatever is easily accessible.IMG_3656

Thanks to the hefty amount of coriander seeds; this dish goes to Priya and RV’s CWS: Coriander Seeds.


  1. Nice ingredients used,my mom too make similar type using eggs, yours look delicious with the jeera rice...

  2. lovely and yummy and delicius egg curry.

  3. looks awesome and delicious..

  4. Yummy curry and yummy meal.. both looks tempting.. I would be happy if u pass on that plate.

  5. The egg curry looks delicious!

  6. aha konkani egg curry! this used to be our sunday lunch too back home.. and the most interesting part was my Mom never once tested her egg curry (she is a strict veg) but she made the best anda curry i have ever had :)

  7. @Sushma,
    Went off great with jeera rice !

    @kitchen queen,

    Thank you.

    Oh sure .. hope you would have been here .

    Wow.. thats nice ! I totally admire veg guys preparing non-veg, even my Aaji used to prepare wonderful non-veg and hasn't tasted it yet :)

  8. Dear Kanchan
    Very nice recipe but I must find out where to get Malvani masala in delhi and what it is.
    Our food preference is almost like yours fish and more fish then meat and last egg...But egg curry has been a speciality and fish is stapple diet.
    will try this, I love egg curry once in a while .
    have a nice week ahead (both, you and foodie)

  9. @Da,
    I can ship you Malvani Masala if you need, its a typical masala prepared around konkan area here in Maharashtra and most of Konkani food items have this.
    Its quite spicy and tasty !

    you many also substitute it with Garam Masala but I've never tried it that way .

    Do let me know.. will send for sure :)

  10. Dear Kanchan
    So nice of you!! WHen I get back home , I shall try to find it out in Delhi. if i cant find it, you will have the trouble/ plesure of sending it to me.
    No I will not use the typical garam masala available in the is a flavour spoiler for all dishes
    have a nice week

  11. Such a delicious curry, looks fabulous dear..yummm!!

  12. Curry looks great! I love konkani food!

  13. @Da,
    Yeah sure .. do let me know !

    Thank you.

  14. wooow,,,egg curry looks superb makes me hungry after seeing ur egg curry with jeera rice,,,

  15. wow..loved the cool new look of your blog :-)
    This egg curry and rice is making me hungry

  16. I must say your pictures are awesome! More tempting than the food itself, sometimes. :)
    No wonder they get flicked conveniently.... ;)

  17. slurrrp...this looks so delicious..mouth the rice click too..

  18. WOW.. I am glad I have not missed this post.. What a delicious looking curry!! I am always on the look out for new types of Egg curries and this one is going straight to my bookies...!! :)


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