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Sri Lankan Egg Curry

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Sri Lankan Egg Curry RECIPE

For all the Egg lovers, here is a delicious Egg Curry in the Sri Lankan style. It is more or less like any other egg curry. But the only addition is the coconut milk and the dry fish flakes. Instead, I added some fresh prawns which I shallow fried and ground to a paste. This curry is simply yummy and spicy too, which can be relished with either steamed rice, appam or idiyappam.

Recipe Tags

  • Sri Lankan
  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 3-4 eggs, boiled & shelled
  2. 2 tbsp. oil
  3. 2 bay leaves
  4. 1" cinnamon stick
  5. 2-3 cloves
  6. 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  7. 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  8. 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
  9. 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds
  10. 2 onions, chopped
  11. 1 sprig curry leaves
  12. 2 green chilies, slit
  13. 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  14. 2 tomatoes, chopped
  15. 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  16. 1 tsp. red chili powder
  17. 1 tbsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder
  18. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  19. 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  20. salt to taste
  21. 1 tbsp. Maldive fish flakes / dried fish washed well and ground
  22. 1 cup coconut milk
  23. coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Prick the boiled eggs all over with a fork. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and shallow fry them till light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil and temper with the bay leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds. Allow it to splutter.
  3. Then add the onion and saute till brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste, fried fish paste and all the dry masalas mixed with a little water. Saute well till the oil separates from the sides of the pan.
  4. Add the tomatoes and fry till well mashed up. Add the coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, curry leaves and green chilies and bring it to a boil.
  5. Gently drop the fried eggs and simmer, covered on low flame till the gravy is slightly thick. Serve with plain steamed rice, garnished with coriander leaves.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-07-2018

Such an amazing recipe.

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