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Egg masala
Egg Masala / Muttai Masala
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This Egg Masalais 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
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: egg masala, muttai masala
Servings: 5
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Akila
  • 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 tspT
  • urmeric 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
  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 and tomatoes has reached the consistency as below, allow it to cool for a while.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. 10. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.
  11. 11. Add the garam masala and cook in low flame.The oil stars oozing out the corners.
  12. 12. Add the hard boiled eggs and try to add the masala inside the slits of the eggs. Mix carefully and take care not to break the eggs.
  13. 13. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Recipe Notes

Check the below notes