Egg Curry with Coconut Kerala Style My household likes eggs in any form: scrambled, boiled, omelette.. You name it. We love the curried version: jhatpat egg curry, tangy egg curry, egg chilli.
At times, I make the Curry with the Mangalorean style sauce which I usually reserve for fish or chicken as I often feel that I don’t have to labor that hard to cook eggs. Today was one of those days when I craved for the Mangalorean style sauce. Traditionally this is made with freshly grated coconut. I have made this using coconut milk. You can use whichever method is convenient for you based on availability of ingredients.
Servings : 4-6
Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 15-20 mins
Total time: 30-40 mins
Boiled eggs: 6 Coriander seeds: 2 tsp Cumin seeds ( jeers): 1 tsp Red chillies: 4-6 medium Methi seeds( fenugreek): 4-6 seeds Black pepper corns: 1/2 tsp Tamarind: marble sized ( if using tamarind concentrate, use 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp Onion: 2 medium-sized, chopped Garlic: 3-4 cloves Coconut oil: 1/4 tsp + 1 tbsp ( any cooking oil may be used). Tomato: 1 medium, chopped Green chillies: 3-4, slit Ginger: 1 inch, minced Curry leaves : 1 sprig ( optional) Coconut milk: 1 cup Salt to taste.
In a sauce pan or sauté pan, heat 1/4 tsp oil. In this roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, black pepper & red chillies one after the other. Keep aside in a bowl to cool down.
Once cooled down, grind the above roasted items with tamarind, turmeric powder, 1 chopped onion and garlic. Add just enough water to grind it into a smooth paste.
In the same saucepan, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add the other half of the chopped onions. Sauté until it is transparent. Add the minced ginger, curry leaves , chopped tomatoes and sauté until the tomatoes have softened. Add the ground masala, coconut milk, salt and bring it to a gentle boil.
While the sauce it boiling, peel the eggs and slice it into 2 halves and keep ready.
Add the sliced eggs gently to the boiling sauce. Continue to summer for a minute or two.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves if you wish. I didn’t have any so I haven’t used any.