Muttai/Egg kuzhambu is simple and quick recipe. We are not using boiled egg in this curry as we do in usual egg curry. This recipe is a good side dish for chapati and rice. Egg curry is prepared in n number of methods. This is one of my favorite methods.



  • Serve with chapati or rice.

AUTHOR : Dimple                   CUISINE : South Indian
COURSE : Side Dish                YIELD : 2-3 servings


  • Onion(medium)  – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 Tsp
  • Tomato(medium) – 1
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – as needed
  • Turmeric – 1/2 Tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 Tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 Tsp

For Tempering :

  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 3/4 Tsp
  • Fenugreek – 1/4 Tsp
  • Curry leaves(opt) – 1 string

For Coconut Paste :

  • Coconut(grated/ cuts) – 3 Tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp

For Egg :

  • Egg – 4
  • Salt – as needed
  • Pepper – 1/2 Tsp
  • Garam masala(opt) – 1/4 Tsp


  1. Finely chop onion and tomato.


  1. Place a kadai/pan over medium heat. Temper with given ingredients.
  2. Add finely chopped onion. Saute until onion become translucent.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute until there is no raw smell.
  4. Add tomato and salt. Cook until tomato becomes soft.
  5. Optional step : Take 2 Tbsp of this mix and keep it aside. (we grind this along with coconut paste)
  6. Add turmeric, r.chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix well.
  7. Add enough water. Close pan with a lid. Cook for 5-7 min.
  8. Grind coconut, cumin and onion tomato mix. Add this paste to the kuzhambu.
  9. Add water if needed. Mix well. Wait till it starts to boil.
  10. Egg :
    • Take a mixing bowl. Crack the eggs and drop in that bowl. Add salt, pepper, garam masala and Beat well.
  11. Pour this egg mix evenly into the kuzhambu. Do not mix it. Close the pan with a lid. Let it get cooked fully(5-6 min). You can notice on the top of the kuzhambu.
  12. Turn off the stove. Serve hot.


  • Egg mix will absorb more kuzhambu. So add water according to it.
  • Do not mix kuzhambu after adding the eggs.

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