Mutta Thoran / Scrambled Eggs–Kerala Style

Mutta thoran

1. Eggs – 3, beaten with a pinch of salt and pepper

2. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

3. Grated coconut – 1/3 cup

Fennel seeds –1 pinch

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Green chilies – 1 – 2, chopped

4.  Pearl onions (or 1/3 cup chopped big onion)  – 10, thinly sliced or quartered

Ginger – 1/4 tsp, minced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5.  Tomato – 1/4 Cup, seeded and chopped

7. Salt – As required

8. Pepper powder – As required


  1. Crush grated coconut along with fennel seeds, turmeric powder and chopped green chilies.
  2. Heat oil in a pan at medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilly.
  3. Add sliced pearl onions, ginger and saute till translucent.
  4. Add crushed coconut mixture and saute for 30 seconds.
  5. Add beaten eggs and scramble. Add chopped tomatoes when eggs are half-done. Cook until the eggs are completely done. Top with 1/2 tsp coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Serve immediately.

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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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  • Hi Maya,
    Awesome recipe! Just wanna share with you mutta thoran(my grandmother’s recipe). It is one of the favorite dishes of my husband now. Please do try!
    Saute shallots, green chiili, curry leaves in oil and add grated coconut. When this whole mixture turns almost brown, add beaten eggs(eggs+turmeric powder+coriander powder+crushed pepper). Scramble, cook and …..ready to serve.!

    • Hi smitha,
      I tried your recipe yesterday and it was really good! It had a nice flavor from the roasted coconut, will post your recipe sometime in the blog..Thanks a lot for sharing your grandma’s recipe!

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