Monday 16 November 2009

Mutta Kozhambu (Egg curry)

I’d have never realized, until I sat to write a few lines about this egg curry, the number of ways in which an egg is used, (I’m just talking about the culinary use here)whether it is consumed raw, hard boiled or half boiled, coddled, poached, scrambled, shirred or fried (even there we’ve got the choice to fry it over (well, medium easy or eggs up) or as an Omlette and without omitting to remind the importance of eggs in so many pastries and the several ways in which we use them like for coating (holding some crumbly mixture in cutlets), for binding (to hold together the mixture in meatballs for example), for thickening ( like in some sauces and custards), for emulsifying and for leavening (clearly in cakes ), Mmm, that makes it a completely versatile and resourceful food. However, I’m not a big fan of hard boiled eggs as itself but I like them only when there's a sauce and when the eggs absorb the flavour of the spices in a curry like here.


Ingredients:

4 eggs
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp cumin sees
2 onions
2 tomatoes
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp chilly powder (optional)
Salt
½ tsp garam masala
5 tbsp oil
Coriander leaves for garnishing

For Paste 1:
1 onion
5 garlic cloves
Some ginger (half the quantity of garlic)
3 green chillies

Method:

Boil some water and hard boil the eggs for 7 minutes. De-shell and make some deep slits on top of the eggs without breaking them.

Blend all the ingredients under “Paste1” to a fine paste.

Chop the onions and the tomatoes finely.

Heat oil in a vessel, splutter the curry leaves and the cumin seeds; Add the chopped onions and fry until slightly brown; add the tomatoes and keep frying until the tomatoes are smashed and until the oil oozes out.

Turn the flame down to medium and add the ground “Paste 1” and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add the turmeric, chilly and coriander powder and salt. When oil separates from the sauce, turn the flame to high and add some warm water (depends on how thick you need the curry).

When it starts to boil, add the boiled eggs to the sauce and simmer for another 3 minutes. Sprinkle some garam masala and remove off the fire.

Garnish with the coriander leaves and enjoy!!

26 comments:

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks yummy!
check out the oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice series going in my blog!

Erica said...

That looks delicious! I love the idea of the egg curry :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow u r making feel hungry early morning dear..looks delicious :)

Kalai said...

What a colorful dish....I'm drooling here.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice picture.Mouthwatering.....

Cham said...

Eggs is very versatile! I love egg kuzhambu looks delicious :)

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering... love this curry with anything :)

n33ma said...

looks soo good,love to eat it with some rice.I was just looking at your seafood and bread categories and liked all the recipes.

kothiyavunu said...

Egg curry sounds wonderful and warming!very tempting!! Perfect with appam!Great click... :)

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

colorful dish and mouthwatering pics

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks very Yummy Akka. I had a different version of the very same dish this weekend.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome egg curry!

Swarna said...

Great egg curry and true that egg is consumed in lots of differnt ways.. I liked ur blog, especially ur blog title and now following u , pls do visit mine too.

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh, I haven't had egg curry in ages. That sauce has me drooling.

Tina said...

Mutta kozhambu looks really delicious dear..yummy...

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely delicious kulambu

Rohini said...

I love Eggs and this curry is a sure must-try for me!! Drooling at the pics!! :)
You have a lovely space out there!! Pls do drop by mine when you find some time! Till then, Happy cooking and happy blogging!

Sarah Naveen said...

ooh!!!! Egg curry looks fabulous!!!
Wanna gobble up now with some rice or roti..
Yummy!!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Muttai kulambu is my all time favorite. Seems like a treat to me. Enjoyed the write up on different ways to do this muttai kulambu. I make it with kozhi biryani or any biryani.

Vrinda said...

Mouthwatering egg curry...feel like eating with appamm....yum yummmmmm

Andhra Flavors said...

this is looks really delicious.

Sell online said...

this is really making me hungry.

Nithya Praveen said...

looks wonderful Akal....an easy one to make:)

Pari said...

Hi. This is my comfort food, love the color of the curry. I adored the cheese cake and I am already asking for the vegetable soup.
I guess I have not visited ur blog...not too sure, but love ur space, would love to follow you.
Do drop by when time permits.
http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

Malar Gandhi said...

Vino,

Looks like muttai is versatile food:) The way you described reminds my childhood days...as a kid I wrote to our govt' ad' NECC?!, that I like eggs'...although sounds stupid now, they promptly wrote be back saying 'enjoy 30 different recipes using eggs', he he. Later mommy cooked so much using that book. Your write up just brought those memories. The dish looks too good:)

fferns said...

nice egg curry, will try someday ,now am going on holidays for 8 weeks.. take care

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