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chettinad egg masala curry

Spicy Chettinad Egg Masala Curry

Spicy Chettinad Egg Masala Curry recipe.
Cuisine Indian
Author Fa's Kitchen


  • 4 eggs boiled and de-shelled
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp shahi jeera
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 inch stick cinnamon
  • 5-6 whole red chili
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup shallots ground into paste
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • salt to taste


  • Grind together black pepper, cumin seeds, shahi jeera, cardamom, cloves,stick cinnamon and whole red chili to a fine powder.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai and add a pinch of salt. Fry the boiled eggs lightly and add a pinch of red chili powder and set aside.
  • Heat the 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds till they splutter. Add the cumin seeds.
  • Add the shallots paste and fry till golden brown. Mix in the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell vanishes from the ginger garlic paste.
  • Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, tomato puree, salt,the ground spice powder and water and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put the fried eggs in the gravy and cook on low flame for 5 more minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.