Cook Time :20 Min | Servings : 2 Persons

Egg Masala/ Muttai Thokku

Well, here’s a quick egg masala. Egg is rich in protein and other vitamins and a daily dose is healthy. Here in the US, eggs taste a little different, probably because of what the hens are fed. For a similar taste to India try buying vegetarian fed hen eggs or organic.

Egg Masala/ Muttai Thokku

Here’s an easy option when you are in no mood to cook and for those who love eggs I bet this is a special treat. Preparing masala takes just 10 min and the eggs can be boiled in parallel. Do not cook the eggs for more than 20 min. Overcooking will provide very little/no protein benefit from the eggs.

Ingredients :
Egg 4 nos
Oil 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves 1 strand
Big Onion 2 nos ( medium )
Tomato 3 nos ( medium )
Garlic Pod 6 no
Chili Powder 3/4 tsp
Coriander Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Water 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves 3 tbsp
  1. Step 1

    Cook the egg, boiling in water for 10 -15 min and remove the shell. With the knife just make slits in the egg. Do not split open in to pieces, use as a whole egg. Chop Onion,tomato and garlic.

  2. Step 2

    In a pan heat Oil. When hot add curry leaves, garlic and onion. Fry till the onion is translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till they are cooked.  Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili and salt. Fry for 2 min. Add water and allow it to boil.

  3. Step 3

    Add the egg and let the gravy become dry and well coated on egg say around 5-10 min in medium flame. Add the coriander leaves at the end.

(*) Can be accompanied with steamed white rice, chapathi and poori.