February 07, 2007

Egg Curry w/ Coconut Milk

Egg Curry
Here is the egg curry which was keeping the Puttu company in the previous post. One of our easy breezy weeknight curries, it goes well with everything except rice.I like this really spicy to offset the coconut milk's sweetness but adjust the spice level as required. Use coconut milk powder instead of the can milk and the rice flour mixed with water helps in thickening the curry.

Cooking time:15 mins
You will need:
Eggs-5.
Onions- 1 1/2 cups chopped (2 medium sized one)
Tomatoes-1 Plum Tomato
Green chilies - 6
Garlic – 1
Ginger- a small piece
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder- 1 tsp (more or less as per taste)
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Coconut Milk-1 cup ( 3 tbsp coconut milk powder mixed with 1 ½ cup warm water)
Rice Flour- 1tsp mixed with 1/4 cup water.
Salt - to taste
Oil-2 tbsp
Curry leaves – one sprig washed

Preparation Method
1. Keep the eggs for boiling with enough water. This should take a bout 15 minutes. Peel them, cut into long halves and keep aside. Grind the ginger-garlic and green chilies together coarsely.
2. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan, and add the onions and curry leaves. Sauté on medium low heat for 3-4 minutes, till it turns translucent and add the green chilies paste. Take care not to let it stick to the pan.
3. Now add the tomatoes, all the spices and 1tbsp water. Saute on low heat till the spices give out their fragrance. It is important to let the coriander and chili powder cook as it will taste funny otherwise. So take your time at this step. Add 1 cup water and when it boils, add salt.
4. Lower the heat and slide in the egg halves gently, with the yolk exposed to the top. Add the coconut milk and rice flour mixed in water. Use the spoon sparingly after you add the eggs and try shaking the pan instead. Check seasoning and add more if needed. Let it simmer for about 5-8 minutes till the curry thickens. Remove from flame and let it sit for some time to absorb all the flavors. Serve with puttu or roti.

39 comments:

Asha said...

YUM! YUM! Great recipe.I love anything with coconut.Looks fabulous.Thank you!:)

Sri said...

Egg curry is looking great, Shaheen. Beautiful snap. Shaheen i have tagged you for the Meme...take it only if you want to :)

Meeta said...

mmmmhhh! What a lovely twist to the normal egg curry I know.

Jyothsna said...

Nice curry Shaheen. I too make it this way. But I don't add rice flour mixed with water, why do you do so?

maheswari said...

Looks mouthwatering...

Revathi said...

Hi Shaheen,
what a post... a simple egg curry looks divine with ur ppt.. I am doing fine, just am very bz with a lot of things.. I hardly find any time during weekends. Thanks for asking and continue your visual treats for me.

Btw I have heard about okra & fish curry but that made me remember about shrimp and radish kolambu my mom often makes.. slurp slurp !!

Revathi said...

Err.. I meant i have not heard about okra and fish curry

Anonymous said...

yes, its a fav. 'don't know what to make day' curry. I don't add the rice powder and at times throw in 1 or 2 clove n cinnamon and a dash of pepper .
It goes well with ghee rice too.
lov
ki

Anonymous said...

oh and simply great photograph.
ki

KitchenFairy said...

Egg curry looks really good!!,I want to have your curry with Appam.We add potato to make gray thick.

SK said...

looks divine Shaheen !! We make it the same way, but dont grind the ginger/garlic/chilli to a paste, we just cut in juliennes and add it. I must try grinding it next time. Also, i dont add rice-flour. does it help to make the gravy thick ??

Annita said...

nice snap..and ur egg curry looks wonderful...,shaheen..i can't waut to have puttu with this egg curry...

RP said...

Rice flour is a nice idea to thicken up the curry. I make egg curry almost the same but without rice flour. Oh I add a bay leaf too.
Loved your picture.

Linda said...

Hi Shaheen, egg curry looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it :)

Sandeepa said...

yummmm so delicious looks great and sure tastes great too.
We don't use coconut milk with egggs in our traditional cuisine, but this looks so good that I am going to try it
BTW what is your view on coconut milk & cholesterol, does the powder have less ?

Vini K said...

Hi Shaheen..love the flavour of coconut.Will try this recipe as I do eat eggs although no non-veg.:)

Nidhi said...

Looks so yummy! will try your version of egg-curry with coconut milk in it. Never had that kind of egg-curry before. Thanks for sharing.
Nidhi.

Mallugirl said...

THANKS Asha, hope u like it. Coconut does change the taste of everything.

Sri, Thanks for tagging me.

Meeta, Hmm a twist definitely and much lighter in taste.

Jyothsna, the rice flour thickens the curry to give a nice gravy. do try with it.

Maheshwari,Thanks!!

Revathi,now i want the recipe for ur kolumbu.:) i understnad as much.

Ki,hmm, i should try and add whole spices too. normally i add that in mutta masala and this is light like stew.

kitchen fairy, potato is also a great thickener and tastes so good.

sk, the rice flour helps in binding the curry together as does the ginger paste.

Annita, RP, Linda, thanks and i hope u like it.

sandeepa, coconut powder definitely has less cholesterol ad i always add milk if i want to increase the quantity. i know u guys don't eat milk and meat together ,right? what is the logic behind that?

vini and nidhi, do try as you might like the southern twist to it.

archana said...

I made this curry last night to go with wheat puttu, and we all loved it so. Thank you.

Ayrin said...

I tried out your egg curry it was really good...
thank u for such a great recipe
Ayrin

starry nights said...

Looks so yummy.have to try it out.

Sanjana said...

Hey
Thanks for sharing such wonderful Malabar recipes in your blog. This particular Egg curry is a huge hit in my dinner table. Well chk out Eljaype's version of Malabar Egg curry:
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/30054-post52.html

Aruna said...

Shaheen,

What is cocnut powder, is it grated coconut ??? I havent heard abt it till now.... where do you buy urs? This is a great looking egg curry would love to try it once I figure out the cocnut powder...Thx Aruna

Mallugirl said...

Thanks Archana and Ayrin, glad that u liked it.

Starry nights, do try it out.

Sanjana, thanks and I could not access the particular post that u mentioned.Is there any other way'.

Aruna, Coconut milk powder is like milk powder. u can reconstitute it into coconut milk by adding water. Maggi makes an excellent one which u should get in any indian or asian store.

A B .. said...

Hi,
I made this egg curry for my Husband's birthday last week. He simply loved it!! Thank you very much :)

hasi said...

the curry was superb!! i loved it

Anonymous said...

Hi mallugirl,
I made this egg curry today and we had it for breakfast with appam.It was delicious.Thanks again....
Zeb

laxmi said...

really good recipe...will try it soon.keep posting more cool recipes like u always do shaheen..

laxmi said...

nice recipe...will try soon...keep posting cool recipes like u always do...

Anonymous said...

Hungry...:-(...Going back to kerala

Anonymous said...

HI Shaheen,
Made this egg curry sterday ..Came out really well..thanks so much fr the recipe ..

Veni

Rose said...

Our friends were coming for breakfast and i didn't knw which egg reciepe should i tke...i found this one the easiest and content..had the ingredients at home too...my friends loved it and one of them asked me for the reciepe too...Thanx heaps for posting it online...
keep up the good work...
Rose Siju Johny

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i tried it out..it was very tasty..i put bayleaves..n put 3chillies...den also it was spicy..wl upload i in my blog in dis week itself..thank u shaheen..

Fathima Kamal said...

I tried this for dinner and it came out awesome. Also, I just added 3 chilis and found it spicy. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe, Shaheen!

Mona said...

The egg curry was absolutely delicious....very different for a punjabi pallette! Its a sure hit with my family. I am trying the same gravy with prawns now.

Thanks a ton & keep posting lovely recipes.

Aditya Desai said...

hi, i never cook. and tried this recipe. it is great. second time i made i was short of tomatoes and used ketchup 2 tsp.it goes very well.also i used til and instead of rice flour mixture, let it boil for 5 min it will quite thick

Jeffy said...

We tried this at home. The taste was awesome. Thanks for the recipie

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SWAPNA said...

This is my first time visit to your blog.I loved it.I was looking for some kerala recipes to try.I ended up here.will visit again.