10th April 2024

Simple Egg Curry

Simple Egg Curry

This watery curry is for those days when you don’t feel like eating something which has a rich taste. Also if you don’t have any produce left at home and are not in the mood to go shopping, you can make this gravy with just eggs and basic masalas. The Simple Egg Curry is quick to make and still yummy.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 5 Mins.

Cooking Time: 20 Mins.


  • Eggs – 4
  • Garlic (crushed) – 2 cloves
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 small
  • Green Corriander – for garnishing
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 ½ tsp.
  • Corriander Powder – 2 tsp.
  • Cumin Seed Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Black Pepper Powder – a pinch
  • Tamarind – 1 lime sized ball soaked in 1 ½ cup hot water
  • Oil – 2 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp.

Step 1:     Spoon the red chilly, corriander, cumin, pepper and turmeric powders in a small bowl.

Preparation of a Simple Egg Curry

Step 2:     Heat oil in a flat vessel. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute on medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 1 ½ minutes on low heat.

Step 3:     Add the masala powders. Mash and strain the tamarind water into the pan. Add salt and mix.

Preparation of a Simple Egg Curry
Preparation of a Simple Egg Curry

Step 4:     Cook covered on low heat for 10 minutes till the raw smell disappears.

Step 6:     Open the lid. Break one egg at a time and add it to the curry gently, so that it retains its form.

Preparation of a Simple Egg Curry

Step 7:     Cook on low flame without stirring for 5 to 6 minutes till the eggs are set

Garnish with green corriander and serve with hot rice.


  • If you feel this curry is too simple for your tastes, you could add ¼ cup of thick coconut milk to it after the eggs are set and cook further for 2 minutes.

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