Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Egg Balchao/Egg Cake - Goan Recipe

First of all many thanks to my friend Shilpa, for introducing me to this recipe. This recipe Egg Balchao or Egg Cake, is a Goan Recipe (and ofcourse she is from Goa, she told me 2 versions. First version of the recipe I give here). I do not have that much liking to the eggs, thats why in cakes or any other baking dishes too, i prefer, eggless mostly. But after having tasted this recipe, I have become fan to this and used to prepare whenever I get a chance and each time everyone in my family likes it....

Here we go for the recipe....


  • Eggs - 4 or 5
  • Onion - 1 big (chop finely)
  • Tomato - 1 big (cut into fine pieces)
  • Green Chillies - 2 (cut finely)
  • Ginger - garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • White pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Chat Masala - as per the wish (I used 4 to 5 pinch)
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil - 1 tsp


  • In a flat bottomed pan (better if non stick), add 1 tsp oil.
  • When oil is hot, add the onion and saute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add the tomato, ginger - garlic paste and green chillies, curry leaves and saute well till, the tomato becomes soft.
  • Now add the chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt.

  • Smash the tomatoes and let it cook for 2 to 3 min.
  • Add the garam masala and mix well.
  • Take care that it is not sticking to the bottom.
  • It should not be too thick or too watery. If the tomato paste becomes thick, sprikle little water and mix well.
  • By this time, the oil starts to come out.
  • Now break and add the eggs into the mixture one by one slowly.
  • Now sprinkle, the pepper powder, chilli powder, chat masala, little salt and coriander leaves.

  • Cover with a lid and wait for 3 to 5 min.
  • Now open the lid and try to shake the pan a bit, and if the egg not shaking, then Egg Balchao is done.
  • If it is little bit shaking also, cover the lid again and cook for another 2 min.
  • The harder part of the upper egg part and the juicy bottom part of the Egg cake would taste fabulous.
  • Taste great when Egg Balchao is hot.

You can use crushed black pepper also, as per your taste

13 lovely comments:


This is a totally new recipe,looks delicious!!
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Suja Manoj

New recipe,looks awesome..love the clicks,especially the last one.

Vimitha Durai

Looks so delicious and I am loving the look of it.. Nice one

Menaga Sathia

ரொம்ப வித்தியாசமா சூப்பரா இருக்கு..


awesum...never tried this....i believe this tastes simply yummy....


This is a very different recipe, you have done it well,looks very good..


Never tried this..It is new for me..I ll try this soon

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Very new recipe to me!
Lovely Clicks!

Purabi Naha

Absolutely awesome recipe. I have never tried this but now tempted to do so!http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com


Delicious looking recipe n mouthwatering presentation.


Very Uniques and new to me. Never heard about this. But looks so yumm.

Binys Recipes

u know wen i was in mumbai...we wud make this for nt duties...we named it egg delight and i tot it was known only to us....urs is superb and i know its truly yummy


this looks so delicious. nice recipe

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