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Egg Kurma

- Submitted by Dahlia on 12th Feb 2011
(Muttai Kurma)

Egg Kurma with hard boiled egg
Pic 1 - Egg Kurma with hard boiled egg


  • Eggs - 6 (Hard Boiled / Raw)
  • Red Chilly 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 Suggestion

Egg Kurma
Pic 2 - Egg Kurma with poached eggs

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Comments (10)

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
Person   ()
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.
Person   ()
with in one word awesome . liked a lot.
Person   ()
Thanks a lot preethi.

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