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Marathi Egg Curry

Marathi egg or anda curry
Growing up in Mumbai, we had some lovely neighbors who later became close friends.  Today's recipe is shared by one such dear family friend.  This used to be a weekend special in my Mom's kitchen.  It is an elaborate process, but every time I cook this, it is worth the effort.  You can cook chickpeas or veggies too in this coconut gravy.

Ingredients:
Desiccated (dry) coconut - 1/2 cup
Red Onions - 2 medium
Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp
Poppy Seeds/Khuskhus - 1/2 tbsp
Shahjeera/Black Cumin - 1 tsp
Cloves/Lavang - 2
Cinnamon/Dalchini - 1/4 inch piece
Dry Red Chilies - 5 (Byadagi Variety)
Oil

Bay Leaf - 1
Coriander/Cilantro leaves - about 1 cup
Green Chilies - 5
Ginger - an inch piece
Garlic - 4 big cloves

Boiled Eggs - 8
Tomatoes - 2 small
Salt

How to cook Egg Curry:
  • Heat 1 - 2 tbsp oil in a thick bottom pan/wok and fry julienne sliced onions till dark brown or slightly burnt.  Keep it aside.
  • In the same vessel, add coriander seeds, poppy seeds, shahjeera, red chilies, cloves, cinnamon.  Fry all spices at low heat for about 2 minutes or till you get the aroma.  Save the spices for later.
  • Lastly, fry desiccated coconut (coconut powder) till slightly brown.  Add oil if required.
  • Grind fried onions, fried coconut, fried spices, coriander leaves (with tender stems), green chilies, ginger, garlic to a very fine paste.
garam masala for egg curry
  • Remove the shells of the boiled eggs and cut each one into 4 parts.  Discard the yolk.  Alternately, for whole eggs, make few slits with a knife.
  • Chop the tomatoes medium or fine.
  • Heat a thick bottom kadhai/wok, add bay leaf, ground paste, boiled eggs, diced tomatoes and salt.  Cook till tomatoes turn soft.  Turn off the heat and keep it covered for 5 minutes.
  • Serve Egg curry with rice, chapati, bhakri, bread.  Egg curry tastes best when served with raw onions and lemon wedges.

19 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious.Hmm Mouthwatering...

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  2. Food is always better when your mom makes it. I have some of my moms recipes. I follow every detail and it is still never as good as when my mom makes it. I think it is because moms pour so much love into it.

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  3. Hmm...looks really very spicy...and can feel how tasty it would be....droolinggggg.....

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  4. Thanks Madhura, Linda, Kamalika for the lovely words.

    Linda, the same happens with me. I agree with you. Mom's love is the secret ingredient. :)

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  5. Sorry Uma .. haven't been able to catup on your recipes. Egg cury looks awesome .... I was reading the ingredients and my mouth starts watering .... :)

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  6. Fiery yumm egg curry...Just had egg curry for dinner...but that was just the normal one :D

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  7. wow, looks super tempting.Spicy too.Yumm i love it.

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  8. This is imply superb ... mouthwatering one. cant wait to make for myself

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  9. Recipe is very nice uma, looks very delicious as well

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  10. wow, super tempting, would try it for sure

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  11. Wooow,,Uma. Nice egg curry with all nice spices, curry looks superb n came out perfect dear i like that egg in first pic,,, am sure it will goes well with rice n rotis,,thanks for sharing dear, take care n keep smiling..

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  12. Such a fantastic egg curry Uma, love the masala u used in this dish, makes me hungry...

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  13. Uma, i liked your egg curry recipe. It is a tempting dish.

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  14. I love curry...all types. I can eat any time. I love egg curry too. I always fry the hard boiled eggs first before adding to the curry.

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  15. Your spicy egg curry sounds really tasty.will give a try soon.

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  16. hello uma
    how r u doing.what a nice egg curry yarr..looks delicious.god combo with chapati n appam.
    thanks for sharing this Maharashtra style egg curry

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  17. Thanks Prani and Meeso for stopping by!.. I appreciate your feedback

    Prani, combining with appam sounds delicious.. i'll definitely try it.

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  18. Wow...its very tempting...i wanna try this egg curry for sometime..This method od egg curry is also new to me ..thanx for sharing such a yummy recipe...

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