Egg Onion Curry / Mutta Masala / Nadan Mutta Curry

Egg Masala

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Eggs – 4 – 5, hard-boiled

2. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Onion – 1 large, thinly sliced

4. Ginger – 1.5 tsp, minced or crushed

Garlic – 1.5 tsp, minced or crushed

Green chillly – 1, slit

Curry leaves – A few

5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilli powder (good quality) – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1tbsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1 tiny pinch (optional)

6. Hot water – 1 cup

7. Salt – To taste


Heat coconut oil in a kadai over medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and add onion, salt, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Cook until onion starts to change color. Bring down the heat to low. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and pepper powder. Cook until their raw smell disappears. Add 1 cup hot water and mix well. Cook covered for a few minutes until it turns thick and oil separates. Taste-check for salt and masala. Make a few gashes on the eggs. Add the boiled eggs to the curry and mix gently. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Switch off. Serve with appam/ idiyappam, puttu or chapathi.


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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