Restaurant style egg curry recipe at home

egg curry recipe

Egg curry is a delicious option as a side dish. This wildly popular egg curry recipe dish is very popular in dhabas and restaurants around many areas of India. let’s make this traditional restaurant-style egg curry recipe at home.




Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes


150 kcal

Egg curry is popular for its unique taste and rich flavor. In India, egg curry is made in various ways. Let’s see how to make egg curry in Indian style. For this preparation let’s see what ingredients we’ll need.

Ingredients for Chettinad Egg Curry:

  • 6 boiled eggs

To Make Chettinad Masala (Masala Paste):

  • 3 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 5 dry red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 5 tablespoon(around 50 grams) fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 10-15 Curry leaves

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 small (100 grams) onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 5 tablespoon tomato purée (readymade)
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1/4 teaspoons a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 tablespoon oil

Directions to Make Egg Curry:

  • To make the Chettinad Masala (Masala Paste), heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.
heat oil in a pan
  • Once the pan is slightly hot, add the cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds.
cumin, coriander, and fennel seed
  • Now stir and fry on low flame for 30 secs.
  • Add red chilies and black peppercorns, mix and stir-fry for 30 secs at low flame.
red chilies and black peppercorns
  • Next, add grated coconut fry and mix on low flame for 4-5 mins until light brown.
add grated coconut
  • Transfer onto a plate and leave it to cool completely.
  • Next, to make a paste, pour it into a grinder. Blend and grind it to powder.
blend and grind
  • Now add 5-6 tablespoons of water and mix it into a smooth paste.
mix it into a smooth paste
  • Add chopped onions and slit green chilies.
  • Boil and shell the eggs.
  • For the sauce, use readymade tomato purée sauce. If not possible, then you can make it at home. Mix 2 medium-sized red tomatoes in a blender and use that alternately. There will be a difference in the taste & color of the gravy.

Steps to make egg curry Indian style:

  • Heat 3 tablespoon oil in a kadhai or pan.
  • Next, add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Stir and add the boiled & shelled eggs, fry on low heat for about 2-3 minutes until golden. Transfer and keep on a plate.
add boiled eggs
  • Now, in the same kadhai/pan, add the mustard seeds and when it splutters, add the cumin seeds, stir and add the curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped onions stir and fry on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on low flame for 2 minutes.
ginger garlic
  • Add tomato purée sauce, a pinch of turmeric powder, Kashmiri Chilli Powder & salt.
omato purée sauce
  • Mix and fry on medium on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
mix and fry
  • Next, add masala paste fry and mix on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes until oil separates.
masala paste
  • Add water(250ml) and cook for around 2 minutes till oil separates.
  • Next, add fried eggs and stir. Cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
add fried eggs
  • After 10 minutes, remove the lid. Garnish with some coriander leaves & serve hot with rice.
egg curry

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