Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to make Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes

         Egg Masala / Muttai Masala is a great side dish for a nor roti or chappathi or even Rice. Actually, I am not a big fan of egg and even, do not cook egg dishes so often in our family. But my hubby is a great fan of egg. At least for him, I cook egg once a while, when I get mood... poor hubby. This recipe "Egg Masala" is from my college friend's mother who is a great cook. She used to boil the eggs, chop them in to small cubes and mix with the masala and gives to us when we go to their house. oohhh tastes really awesome. But my hubby loves the whole boiled egg and so, I changed her version a bit. Soon will post her version too without any change.

This Egg Masala is a spicy version. If you want less spicy, you can reduce the spiciness. ( See notes ). This goes as a good side dish for any kind of dishes. There is also a version, with addition of coconut milk, which I will post later. Here we go to the Spicy Egg Masala recipe...
Egg Masala

How to make Spicy Egg Masala

Preparation time: 30 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves:5
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
  • Eggs - 4
  • Oil - 3 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Cloves - 5
  • Star anise - 1
  • Fennel seeds - 1/6th tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli - 3
  • Onion - 2 big (chopped finely)
  • Tomato - 2 big (chopped finely)
  • Mustard seeds - 2 pinch
  • Urud dal - 1/5th tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed
Muttai Masala

1. Boil the eggs. [Inorder to prevent the eggs from breaking while boiling, add a pinch of salt. (This is my MIL tip and I am following it) ].
2. Remove the out skin.
3. Make a vertical slit as shown. Like wise do 4 to 5 slits in a egg without breaking it. Do the same for rest of the eggs and keep aside.
4. Take all the spices, onion and tomato and keep ready.
5. In a kadai/vessel or pan, add oil and when hot, add the spices, fry for a min and the red chilli, and half of the onion and the tomatoes.
6. Saute the onions till translucent and add the tomatoes till they becomes mushy.
7. When the onions andtomatoes has reached the consistency as below, allow it to cool for a while and transfer it to the food processor or a mixer grinder and grind to a fine paste as shown. Keep is aside.
8. Now in the same vessel, add 1 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, urud dal, curry leaves, remaining onion and saute for a while.
9. When the onions turns soft, add in the ground paste. It is is too thick, add little water and allow to boil.
10. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.
11. Add the garam masala and cook in low flame. The oil stars oozing out the corners.
12. Add the hard boiled eggs and try to add the masala inside the slits of the eggs. Mix carefully and take care not the break the eggs.
13. Garnish with coriander leaves.
14. Serve hot with plain rice, rasam satham, or roti.
Spicy Egg Masala

You can reduce the spiciness by reducing the red chillies or reducing the pepper while grinding.

30 lovely comments:

Nava K

Each and everyone of us at home just need eggs, whether its scrambled, fried, boiled, into curries etc etc.

Stunning curry and nice way of slitting the eggs for the masala to submerge into the gravy.


delicious masala,wanna have it rite now:)


the masala looks very delicious.


Egg masala look delicious. loved the spicy thick gravy..
Sunandas Kitchen


The Egg Masala looks divine!! Great recipe, Akila...

Indian Beauty Zone

Tempting to eat :)

rani arun

tempting one...we prepare this very often :)

Rafeeda AR

the masala looks delicious...


yummylicious masala..

Manav Singhi

I love Eggs. . . It looks Yummy. . .

Priya Anandakumar

Super delicious lovely egg masala, lovely clicks


Tempting egg masala..yummy..

Nilu A

Wow! Yummy and spicy egg masala Akila :-)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi

Looks so tempting !!!
Loved the colour of the masala :)


hot and spicy recipe :)


Very tempting curry.. Perfectly slitted and the masala have blended well


Super delicious !! looks so inviting !!

Vidya Chandrahas

Tempting, delicious egg masala...neat presentation and nice clicks.

Angie's Recipes

Looks really really flavourful!

Priya Suresh

The colour of the dish itself is very pleasing and attractive,delicious egg masala.

Divya Shivaraman

inviting egg curry...loved the colour


SOooo delicious!!! love the pics as well....Food Fun Freak

Sangeetha Nambi

Super tempting... Bookmarked !


so tempting pic...lip smacking curry...

Love2cook Malaysia

Perfect with 2 plates of rice now! Egg masala looks super delicious dear :)


wow, i remember those times when my chef friend ravi used to cook this kind of egg curry for me in b'lore :) thanks for sharing wonderful recipe Akila !


Tempting dish Akila! I do follow almost this method, but add more water and make it as a kuzhambu!


Akila this looks INSANE! OMG.. Love this recipe.. so mouthwatering. Bookmarking, thanks for sharing, I'm gonna make it for my hubby next weekend or in the coming weeks. :)


Loved this curry ,bookmarked

sushmita pandit the colours of the gravy....awesome.

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