Today’s recipe is a simple South-Indian style Kurma using Eggs. An egg recipe after many days. The name kurma is given to a type of gravy that uses coconut. This recipe in particular is from my MIL’s kitchen and this is how she makes a simple yet very tasty egg kurma. I have already posted the recipes for creamy egg curry and tangy muttai curry, two distinct egg curry recipes that can be served as sides for roti/any Indian bread. This recipe here – Muttai Kurma goes really well with dosas as well. Every household in Tamilnadu (a state in South India) would have their version of Kurma and this is my take on my MIL’s recipe. Not many spices used, not too spicy either. Coconut gives a creamy texture to the gravy and the curry compliments the eggs well. Quick and easy to make, it serves as a quick weekday dinner along with any Indian bread or pulav dishes as well.
To make Egg Kurma | Muttai Kurma
What I used –
- Hardboiled Eggs, 4
- Onions, 2 big
- Tomatoes, 2-3 medium
- Coconut Chopped, ⅓ cup
- Green Chillies, 2-3
- Cumin Seeds, ½ tsp
- Ginger Garlic Paste, ½ tsp
- Oil, 2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder, ½ teaspoon (optional)
- Garam Masala Powder, ½ tsp
- Turmeric Powder, ¼ tsp
- Salt, as required
- Water, as required
How I made –
1. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, let them splutter. Add chopped onions and fry them until translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 mins until the raw smell is gone.
2. Add finely chopped tomatoes. Add turmeric powder and salt. Cook on low heat for 6-7 mins until the tomatoes are mushy. If using, add the red chilli powder and also add the garam masala powder.
3. In a mixer jar, add chopped coconut pieces and green chillies. Add little water and make it into a smooth paste. Add it to the pan and cook on low heat. Add some water if required. As the curry begins to boil, add hard boiled (shell removed) eggs. Cook on low flame for another 3-4 mins. Remove from heat.
4. Serve hot with roti/naan/kulcha/dosa.
Check out the recipes of Indian Breads on my blog.
- To perfectly hard boil the eggs, drop them gently into hot boiling water and cook on medium flame for 12 exact minutes. Remove from the water, let them cool and remove the shell.
- If required, bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon can be added in the hot oil at the beginning. I wanted a curry with few spices and hence skipped it for this gravy.
- Green Chillies give enough spiciness to this gravy, if required red chilli powder can be used. I used ½ teaspoon of garam masala powder for added flavor. It is optional.
- The eggs can be added as it is or can be cut in halves.
- Don’t overcook the gravy after adding coconut mix. Cook it on low flame to avoid curdling.
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Super 🙂 Eggs are versatile.. we can show variety in that! Thumbs up for this..looks yum !!
Thank you Anandhi 🙂
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Thanks Ritu 🙂
Looking yum.. shall try and come back with my comments
sure dear 🙂 Thanks!
Oh, I love this. This sounds absolutely wonderful 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 and thanks for all your notes at the end, I find that so helpful. I want to make this tonight 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks much Lynne 🙂 Did you make it and how did it turn out? 🙂
looks yum 🙂
Thanks much T 🙂
Lynz Real Cooking
Looks very nice and so different from anything I have ever seen! Would be lovely to try this!
Thanks Lynn 🙂 Hope you get to try this sometime!
Lynz Real Cooking
I would love to!
Exciting simple preparation.yumm
Thanks Smriti 🙂 Welcome to my blog!
My daughter said that I should have used the name That Egg Thing for my blog because I am wholly obsessed with them. My mother used to make a very anglasised egg curry when we were children and I loved it. But this is a different league - 'proper job' as a Cockney Londoner would say. I will be trying it and I know it will be a keeper 🙂 (and I will also check out your other eggy delights naturally )
Love the name That Egg Thing 🙂 Thanks much Osyth! I always enjoy reading your comments!
Sharvari (Mumbai to Melbourne)
Love you kurma! Love eggs and love a good kurma this is a perfect combo CH
Love it http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/stir-fry-veggies-and-paprika-prawns-on-polenta-disc
Thanks Sharvari 🙂
Rose @ Nish Kitchen
This egg kurma looks amazing! Love the rich, thick coconut gravy!
Thanks much Rose 🙂
Freda @ Aromatic essence
so delicious! Love eggs in any form 🙂
Thanks dear 🙂
Thanks dear 🙂
Traditionally Modern Food
Tasty side of with egg.. Yum yum