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Egg Kurma

 Published 2011-Feb-12   Updated 2021-Dec-21
- Submitted by Dahlia
(Muttai Kurma, Quick Anda Korma, முட்டை குருமா)

Egg kurma with boiled eggs

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Sometimes when my husband goes out of station, I don’t feel much comfortable going to chicken or mutton shops. Those days I prepare Egg kurma as the menu for Sunday lunches. Kids like to have some change in weekend menu.You can prepare this kurma in two ways, either break the raw egg to the gravy and boil it along with the kurma or add hard boiled eggs to the kurma. Both gives different taste and texture. If you add boiled eggs, just slit the sides of the eggs, so that the Egg Kurma’s essence enters into the egg. I always add garam masala powder to enhance the taste and smell of the kurma. You can also make this recipe for guests to serve with any tiffin varieties.

Eggs are rich in protein and choline, iodine, selenium, iron. Egg yolk is rich in Vitamin D. An egg can be given to growing kids every day. It improves stamina and increases hair growth.I t is good for eyes. Eggs when fried with gingelly oil, black pepper powder and salt is a immediate remedy for cold and throat infection. Duck eggs and country hen eggs are also good for cold. But it has a stronger smell than ordinary chicken eggs. One egg per day is recommended. Too much of egg consumption could lead to allergies.

Before getting into the recipe of the creamy egg kurma, I would like to share an incident. My grandma used to rear chickens for its eggs and meat. It so happened that for few days continuously, eggs laid by one of our chicken was missing. Grandma was doubting one of her new servant maid. She then asked all of us to hid behind the bushes and pillars to catch hold of the culprit. We saw the hen going to its regular place to lay eggs and to our surprise our pet dog Tommy went to the same place later and came out licking the egg. Thus we caught the black sheep red handed.

Without further delay let me get into the recipe for Egg Kurma or Muttai Kuruma.

Recipe for Egg Kurma

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4


  • Eggs - 6 (Hard Boiled / Raw)
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro - for garnish
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

List I

  • Fried Onions (store bought) - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 2

List II

  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds (kus kus) - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 5


  1. First of all, grind all the ingredients under 'List I' and keep it aside.
  2. Similarly, grind the ingredients under 'List II' and set aside.
  3. You can make this kurma in two ways
    • (i) Hard Boil the eggs and add it to the gravy.
    • (ii) Break a raw egg into the gravy and cook it.
    • The recipe is the same for both the kurmas.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan/kadai and add the ground paste of 'List I'.
  5. Saute for 2 minutes on medium high flame and then add the dry spice powders.
  6. Next add the ground paste of 'List II', about 2 cups of water and required salt.
  7. Boil this for about 7-8 minutes till everything is cooked and oil separates.
  8. Add the egg at this stage and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
    • If you are adding hard boiled eggs, make few slits for the gravy to be absorbed (Pic 1).
    • If using raw egg, break open the egg and gently add to the simmering gravy for the egg to get poached (Pic 2).
  9. Garnish with cilantro. Egg kurma is ready to be served

Serving Egg Kurma

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Egg kurma with poached eggs

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Comments (12)

Person   ()
I am a student and been living in Canada for 2 years now. Your recipes are the only thing that has kept me going and taught me cooking in the first place. Thank you for doing what you are doing. Looking forward to more of your recopies.
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Thats good to hear. Please do share your feedback and ask any questions that you might have.
Person   ()
Is there a substitute for coconut for the curry. I don't prefer the heaviness that coconut gives to the dish.
Thanks in advance.
Person   ()
You can add coconut milk.
Person   ()
Great help for beginners, thank you, waiting for more simple and tasty Indian dishes.
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Person   ()
seems tasty and yummy. I hope the looks match up the level
Person   ()
Yes. Try it. I'm sure you wont be disappointed.
Person   ()
This was great for me to cook first time egg kurma and it came awesome, I'm a retired male who wants to cook new dishes for his wife. please add more variety for veg and non - veg dishes
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Great.. I encourage you to try many more dishes and enjoy with your lovely wife. Do browse and you will find lot of recipes to try. I will be updating frequently with new recipes.
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with in one word awesome . liked a lot.
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Thanks a lot preethi.

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