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Chettinad Egg Curry (A curry using boiled eggs and delicious Chettinad Masala)

Sep-25-2016
Amrita Iyer
20 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Chettinad Egg Curry (A curry using boiled eggs and delicious Chettinad Masala) RECIPE

The Chettinad cuisine has now become world famous, noted for 2 basic South Indian ingredients - Coconut and Curry Leaves - both lending their flavors in the most amazing way possible!This recipe is versatile in the sense that you can add any ingredient of your choice to it.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 4 eggs
  2. 4 medium sized onions
  3. 4 - 5 Green Chillies - minced
  4. 4 - 5 tomatoes - pureed
  5. 1 tsp cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  6. 1 tsp Mustard Seeds(Rai)
  7. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  8. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  9. 2 tsp salt plus for frying the eggs
  10. 1 tsp garam masala
  11. 2 tsp vinegar
  12. 2 tbsp coriander Leaves (dhaniya patta) to garnish
  13. 3 tbsp oil
  14. For the Chettinad Special masala :
  15. 5 tbsp fresh/desiccated grated coconut
  16. 2 tbsp oil
  17. 1 tsp cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  18. 2 tbsp whole coriander Seeds (dhania)
  19. 8 - 10 whole peppercorns
  20. 2 tbsp red chilli powder (use less if you want a less spicy gravy)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. Reduce heat, add the coconut. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes, add the whole peppercorns, whole coriander seeds, turmeric and red chili powders. Let it cool and add 2 - 3 tbsp water and blend into a fine paste.
  2. Hard boil the eggs and remove the shell. Heat 1 tbsp Oil and put the eggs into the pan on medium heat. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and red chili powder over the eggs to season them.
  3. Fry till the surface takes on a crinkly appearance.Remove them to a separate plate to cool.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil on medium heat, add mustard seeds. Add the cumin seeds and allow them to brown. Add the curry leaves and minced green chilies.
  5. Stir well and add the Ginger Garlic paste. Fry well, add chopped onions and fry till translucent. Add the Tomato puree and cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Add the prepared Chettinad Masala and mix well.
  6. After 5 - 7 minutes and add red chili powder (if using), salt and garam masala. Add the Vinegar.
  7. Halve 2 eggs and keep the remaining 2 whole. Mix the whole eggs into the gravy and spoon some gravy over them so as to coat them well.Take off heat. Ladle some gravy in a bowl and place the whole eggs in it. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.

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heenakauser kazi
Jan-24-2020
heenakauser kazi   Jan-24-2020

Will try nice recipe

Sankari Ray
Oct-29-2019
Sankari Ray   Oct-29-2019

Will try tomorrow. Awesome recipe

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