Cook's Hideout: Quick & Easy Egg Curry

June 20, 2011

Quick & Easy Egg Curry

I am an EGG lover and so is my son and hubby. If it is left to my son and DH, they can eat eggs everyday and never complain. I make egg-fried rice for my son at least once a week if not more. With that kind of egg loving, I couldn’t pass up on this easy egg curry dish from Madhur Jaffrey’s cookbook, “At Home with Madhur Jaffrey”.

Indian curries/ gravies usually need a lot of prep work and cook time, but this curry the gravy/ sauce is made in the blender and then cooked, which cuts down on the prep & cook time significantly. A great dish for impromptu egg-loving guests.

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Eggs – 6, boiled and peeled
Yogurt – ¼ cup
Tomatoes – 4, coarsely chopped (or use 1 cup tomato puree)
Ginger – 1” piece
Besan (Chickpea flour) – 3tbsp
Curry powder – 2tsp (or more to taste) (I used MTR brand curry powder)
Salt – to taste

For tempering:
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp

  • Blend yogurt, tomatoes, ginger, besan, curry powder and salt along with 1 cup of water to form a smooth sauce.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a large sauté pan, add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, take the pan off the heat and add 1 cup of water and the curry sauce.
  • Put the pan back on heat and bring the sauce to a simmer on medium heat. Reduce the flame to very low, cover and gently simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the boiled eggs and cook until heated through. Serve with rice.
Egg Masala Curry


  1. My brother practically lived off of this in college, nice reminder that I need to make it for him when he visits next :)
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  2. Simple and delicious quick egg curry :)

  3. Salivating here, egg curry looks absolutely delicious..

  4. Looks delicious ....n so yummy..

  5. I have never seen eggs prepared like this and they look fantastic. My family loves eggs too - I make eggs for dinner at least once a week. This will be a great new technique.

  6. My family can live off the eggs too.. I never tried adding besan to the curry sauce. I will try it next time

  7. Looks super! Adding besan is new to me.


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