Egg curry in Roasted Coconut Gravy- Egg Curry Recipe
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
To roast and grind
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Coconut, grated- 1½ cups
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder 1 tsp
  • Whole cinnamon- 1 inch slice (must add)
  • Water- ¾ cup
While cooking
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Green chilies, halved- 2 or 3
  • Tomatoes, chopped 2
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Eggs- 4
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add grated coconut and curry leaves, saute till coconut turns golden brown in color.
  3. Add chili powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and whole cinnamon, combine well and immediately remove the pan from the heat. Don't burn the spices.
  4. After the roasted coconut cools down, grind them in a blender along with ¾ cup water till smooth.
  5. Place a wide pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp oil, let the oil turn hot.
  6. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  7. Add curry leaves, saute for a second.
  8. Add onion and green chilies, season with salt and cook till translucent.
  9. Add tomatoes, cook for a minute.
  10. Add the ground coconut paste, combine well.
  11. Add ½ cup water to thin down the gravy.
  12. Taste, add more salt to taste and ground pepper, combine well
  13. Let the gravy come to a boil.
  14. As soon as the coconut gravy comes to a boil, crack the eggs directly into the gravy without crowding the eggs.
  15. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes till the eggs have cooked well and the gravy thickens.
  16. Don't stir the curry too much as the eggs will break apart.
  17. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for a few minutes.
  18. Serve this curry with Idiyappam, orotti, chapathi, pathiri etc.
You could even add hard boiled eggs for making this curry- when the coconut gravy comes to a boil add the hard boiled eggs and cook for a few minutes.
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