Saturday, 27 June 2015

Chettinad Egg Curry-Tomato Egg Masala-How to make Chettinad Egg Masala Gravy Recipe

Today I planned to cook spicy chettinad Egg Masala Curry with tomatoes for today's meal. It is an easy and quick recipe from the south indian cuisine which is a yummy sidedish for chapathi and rice. Chettinad is a region in Tamilnadu famous for its cuisine which uses a variety of chettinad spices in recipes.

Chettinad Egg masala Curry

Now let us get into the making of this yummy Chettinad Egg Tomato Gravy Recipe.


1. Eggs - 3
2. Onion - 1 Big
3. Tomatoes - 250 gms
4. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
5. Curry leaves - few
6. Bay Leaf - 1
7. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
8. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
9. Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
10. Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
11. Salt - To taste
12. Oil - 3 tbsps

To roast and grind:
1. Coconut - 2 tbsp
2. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
3. Red Chilli - 2
4. Garlic - 5 cloves
5. Pepper corns - 5
6. Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
7. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
8. Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
9. Cloves - 3


1. Put eggs for boiling
2. Meanwhile dry roast the ingredients under "To Roast and Grind", till they turn slightly brown and a nice aroma starts coming. 


3. Cool the ingredients and grind to a coarse powder
4. Once the eggs are boiled, peel the shells and slit the eggs on all sides
5. Now heat oil in a kadai, add bay leaf, mustard seeds, curry leaves, onion pieces

Egg Fry

6. Once onions get fried add ground powder and fry for a minute

Tomato gravy with biryani leaf

7. Now add tomato pieces, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and cover with a lid

8. When tomatoes turn mushy add eggs and cook for a while

9. Switch off the flame and dish out curry into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves
10. Yummy and spicy Chettinad Egg Tomato Curry is ready to serve

How to make Chettinad Egg Masala Gravy Recipe