Egg and Potato Stew – Kerala Style

Egg and potato stew

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Eggs – 6

2. Potato – 2 medium-small

3. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp

    Dried red chilies – 2, broken

5. Ginger – 2 tsp, minced

    Garlic – 2 tsp, minced

    Green chilies – 4, slit

    Curry leaves – A few

    Onion – 1.5 large, cut into small cubes (Makes about 2.5 cups)

6. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

   Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

7. Medium thick coconut milk – 3/4 – 1 cup

   Pepper powder – 1 – 2 pinches

8. Salt – To taste


1. Boil the eggs and potatoes in enough water for about 10 – 13 minutes or until the eggs are done. Take out the eggs and rinse under cold, running water. Cook the potatoes for a few more minutes. Rinse under cold running water and peel the skin off. Cut into medium cubes. Remove the egg shells. Cut them into halves. Keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies. Next add ginger, garlic, green chilies, curry leaves and onion. Saute until onion starts to change color. Add turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Mix well. Add the potato cubes and around 1.5 – 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Bring down the heat to low. Add 3/4 – 1 cup of medium thick coconut milk and 1 – 2 pinches of pepper powder. Cook for a few minutes. Finally add egg halves and cook for 1 – 2 minutes over low heat. Switch off. Serve with idiyappam / appam/ chapathis.

Egg and potato stew

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • Maya … my keenness in awaiting your posts and reading them possibly explains this nitpicking habit of mine. Sorry about that, in advance!

    Pepper powder features in your list of ingredients. But the method you outline ignores this spice.

    However, it is the other way about with turmeric.

    HINT: ask your kids to ‘proofread’ your recipes. They usually, are sharp about spotting such ‘adult shortcomings’ and less inhibited than us to point them out!

    I don’t need to say it: every one of your recipes we tried has been wonderful. Thank you!

    • I am sorry for the late reply, dido. My in-laws were here for a short visit so I had been very busy. I have updated the recipe, thanks for pointing it out. Btw my kid is only 22 moths old, I guess i have to wait a couple of years for him to help me out 🙂 Thanks again for your comment.

      • Your graciousness in replying to a subscriber, is in itself commendable. Many thanks for that, Maya.
        And no, given your situation, your being sorry is not at all called for! Much appreciate it, though.

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