Egg Masala

egg masala 2

Last week was one crazy, busy and fun week! Our friends were here from NJ and the whole week was all about parties, delicious food and too many late nights 🙂 The weather was however, not too supportive. It was raining the whole week, bad storm and chilly winds. It made me wonder that if the winter was back again? Anyways, the weather forecast for this week looks good and may be, the rain will finally stop.

I have a lot of catching up to do in the blogging world. I have missed a lot of recipes in the last week and a half. I was hardly getting any time to go online! There was a lot of interesting cooking happening in my kitchen and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. Talking about today’s recipe, this is more of a typical Indian dish and my Mom used to make egg curry a lot.

Egg Masala 1

This is one of my favorite egg curry – easy to cook, absolutely tasty and goes well with either rice or parathas or just plain phulkas. If potato is one of my favorite vegetable, then egg would be one of my favorite protein. I think I am eggaholic 😛 Give me an egg in any form and I will love it.. I never get tired of them, even if I have to eat them back to back for days. I know when you think of egg, you think of breakfast. But the best part about eggs is that it can be an appetizer or main course or even desert!

Egg Masala 2

So, which came first.. Egg or Chicken??
Egg Masala 3
egg masala 2

Egg Masala

Yield: 2


  • 4 large eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs cumin seed
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil


  1. Hard boil the eggs and peel off the shells.
  2. In a deep pan or a wok, heat some oil and saute the boiled eggs for a while. You need to brown them a little. Once done, keep them aside.
  3. In the same pan, add some more oil(if requireand saute ginger, garlic and cumin seeds for two minutes.
  4. Add onions, season with some salt and pepper and cook till onions are translucent.
  5. Now, add the tomatoes to it and cook for another few minutes.
  6. Transfer the whole content to a food processor and blend it to a thick gravy.
  7. Pour them back to the same pan and add coriander powder, chilly powder and cook it for some more time.
  8. Add the boiled eggs to the gravy and pour 1 cup hot water. Then, let it cook for another couple of minutes.
  9. Check for salt and if required, add some.
  10. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve it hot with layered paratha or any bread of your choice.

Egg Masala 4Sharing this recipe with Let’s do Brunch by April

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    March 27, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    This looks fantastic!!Never had it this way..I think that my family will love it!!! I love your photos too..just stunning!!!

  • Priya
    March 28, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Mouthwatering here, wat a fabulous looking egg masala..

  • Manu
    March 28, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    Great pictures (as always!) and great recipe… my husband would love these (he likes eggs a lot too)! 🙂

  • Treat and Trick
    Treat and Trick
    March 28, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    Great presentation and looks yummy!

  • nisha
    March 28, 2011 at 4:58 AM

    egg curry or rather anything with egg is comfort food for me..even a simple egg burji is bliss…so yeah i could be an eggaholic too 🙂

  • yummychunklet
    March 28, 2011 at 5:24 AM

    I’ve never seen an egg curry. I like it! I’ll have to try it tonight!

  • Deepa
    March 28, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    This egg curry recipe looks easier n quick to make. Wud definitely try this nxt time 🙂 I love the final pic…Good job kank 🙂

  • sonia
    March 28, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    The egg curry is looking so inviting, really colorful and vibrant. Wud love to give it a try soon !

  • Krithi
    March 28, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    Simple and lovely curry… Absolutely inviting…. Cute clicks too..
    Herbs & Flowers in my Platter – Coriander/Cilantro

  • Vimitha
    March 28, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    My mom makes this whenever i ask and i love it with pooris…

  • Panchpakwan
    March 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Egg masala looks delicious..Beautiful presentaion too.
    1st time got yummy recipe collection..

    Gald to follow you..

  • Soma
    March 28, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    beautiful photographs and I love that bowl and the recipe. have been a long time since I made egg curry. my dida (grandma) wld make it kinda similar to yours, but w/out the whole spices.

  • aipi
    March 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Looks like a perfect side dish for rotis and bread!!
    Stunning clicks as always 🙂

    US Masala

  • Suman Singh
    Suman Singh
    March 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Delicious egg curry and very tempting pics as usual..

  • Sravani
    March 28, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Egg curry looks so perfect and delicious !!

  • Preety
    March 28, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    My fav..looks so tempting..lovely clicks

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
    March 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Love this. I’ve never had Egg Masala but I am already looking forward to trying it.

    And I agree, your photography is gorgeous.

  • Elin
    March 28, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Hi Kankana…your egg masala recipe is great. We have a similar egg dish over here but it is coated with spicy gravy. We called it Sambal Telur 🙂
    You have a great blog and I love all the food recipes you share with us. Looking forward to more 🙂

    Have a nice day,

  • Preety
    March 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    hi, thanks for dropping by..i live in bay area, fremont..where are you from?

  • Heather Kingery
    Heather Kingery
    March 28, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Lovely! I never thought of using eggs this way!

  • ~pri
    March 29, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Babe, you ROCK!!.. do you know that!?… you do!!!!

  • Shu Han
    Shu Han
    March 29, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    that looks sooo yummy! I love Indian and I love eggs so it’s a match made in heaven!

  • Dan
    March 29, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    This looks yummy. I’ll probably make it this week!

  • swathi
    March 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    y.Looks delicious. I to make similar way

  • Miriam
    March 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    What a fun meal!! [email protected]Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  • Celia
    March 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    I’m an eggaholic too! I try to keep to egg whites because I eat so many my cholesterol would be sky high otherwise…this curry looks like an awesome way to make even egg whites exciting, though…

  • Trish
    March 29, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Wow, this sounds amazing. I would never have thought to add eggs to this but it sounds lovely. And your photos are beautiful.

  • cakebrain
    March 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Gee, your recipe looks so easy…but I seem to always screw up Indian food when I make it at home. I wish I had that bowl in my hands right now…I’m so hungry!

  • Kate @
    Kate @
    March 30, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    I’m out of cumin – need to put it on the grocery list because I am drooling over this dish… sounds terrific!

  • Wit,wok & wisdom
    Wit,wok & wisdom
    March 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    The egg curry looks so inviting Kankana..I absolutely love eggs and so does mu hubby:)I have an event going on at my place…do hop in sometime to take a look!


  • Tanvi Agarwal
    Tanvi Agarwal
    March 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Hey Di

    I tried it and it exactly tasted like mums..Thank you so much for this yummy receipe..Cheers

  • Meghna
    March 30, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Hi Kankana

    I am not a huge fan of eggs but your display makes my mouth water. Looks so yummy… I will have to try making this one!!

  • Marelie
    March 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    This is really yummy. I am your new follower, I found your blog tru blog hop. I am [email protected]

  • April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    March 31, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Your Egg Masala looks so good! It is a dish I have never tried, so I am looking forward to making your recipe. The spicing sounds just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your recipe with The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop and also with Let’s Do Brunch!

  • torviewtoronto
    March 31, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    this is always a favourite looks delicious

  • April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    April 6, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    Hello again! Just to let you know that the linky for this week’s Let’s Do Brunch is now up and open so please do come along and join in if you haven’t already!

  • The Mistress of Spices
    The Mistress of Spices
    April 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    Hi Kankana! I always appreciate a good egg curry and make many different versions… yours sounds and looks great, will add it to my repertoire! Thanks!

  • Famcook
    April 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Thank you so much, Kankana for visiting my blog. You have lovely pics and fantastic recipes. I am enjoying reading every recipe. I will keep visiting regularly from now on:)

    By the way, I have lived in Santa Clara for almost seven years and I adore the California!

  • afracooking
    April 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Thank you for this recipe – I have made it a few times now. And it really was the perfect recipe for using up last weekend’s easter eggs. Its so good I decided to post it on my blog…THANKS!