Saturday, March 5, 2011

Egg and Potato curry

Eggs in any form are a treat and with a combination of potatoes…it gets irresistible. I have used potatoes with mutton and chicken but with egg, it’s the first time. I’m sure this one too will be yummy. I am always 'egg'cited to try something new.

Preparation time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
Serves: 2-3

You need: 

3 eggs
4 medium potatoes
4tsp cooking oil
1 big onion (chopped fine)
2 sprigs of curry leaves
1 green chilli (slit)
5-6 red chillies (change according to your spice tolerance)
2 tbsp coriander seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
3tbsp grated coconut
Water as required
Salt to taste
1tsp vinegar

For tempering:
2tsp cooking oil
8-10 finely chopped shallots (pearl onions)
1/2 inch cinnamon (dry roasted and powdered)
4-5 cloves (dry roasted and powdered)
2 sprigs of curry leaves


Hard-boil eggs. Crack, cool, peel off the shells and keep aside 

Peel the potatoes, cut into quarters and immerse in cold water (water helps to retain the colour) 

Roast the red chillies, coriander seeds and turmeric. Add the coconut once you have turned off the flame. Grind to a smooth paste 

Heat oil, add the chopped onions, a slit green chilli and the curry leaves (hmm…now the curry leaves will make your kitchen smell lovely) 

When the onions turn transparent, spoon in the ground mixture and fry well. (Once you have transferred all the masala, clean up your mixer jar with a little water and keep aside) 

As the masala gets fried, it will start sticking to the pan. Now add the masala water and give it a good stir[technique huh:) ]

Add the potatoes, salt and water and cook till the potatoes are tender 

Put in the eggs, cut into halves and add vinegar

Remove from the fire 

In a small pan add oil and fry the finely chopped shallots till they turn golden brown 

Sprinkle and stir in the powdered cloves and cinnamon(make sure you stir on low heat to avoid burning the spices). Add curry leaves and pour over the curry 

I made this curry for lunch so it was served with steamed rice but it goes well with chapathi, kerala parota or appam too.

Isn't that a cute dish??? now try it, write in and tell me if it was good or 'egg'cellent 

Keep smiling:)

Yours Tastefully!!


  1. that looks egg-stremely yum!!!hail guru!!I am cooking Motta curry tomorrow!!!!

  2. thank you Soumi...try it and post your feedback too:)

  3. THanks, Binitha, for this one! Tried it today, the aroma was heavenly and was tasty too! Your blog has really helped my decision making (everyday on what to cook) easy. Keep the good work going! Keep posting atleast 1 'tryable' one every week :)) THanks for the effort!

  4. that's wonderful to hear. Am glad you were able to make good use of my recipe.My idea is to post simple dishes. do try all of them. thank you for the encouragement.