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Hard Boiled Egg

- Submitted by Dahlia on 2nd Mar 2011

(Avicha Muttai)

Hard Boiled Eggs


  • Eggs -  as needed
  • Salt - 1 tsp


  1. Put the eggs in a sauce pan and fill with cold water. The water should cover the eggs.
  2. Add a tsp of salt and bring it to a boil. The salt prevents the egg from cracking and also helps in easy peeling.
  3. Let the eggs boil for about 2-5 minutes (depending on the number of eggs). Do not overcook the eggs.

    Hard Boiled Eggs

  4. Switch off and cover with a lid. Let it rest for 15 minutes before peeling.
  5. After the resting period transfer the eggs to cold water and start peeling.
  6. The hard boiled eggs can be used immediately or stored for later use.

Serving Suggestion

  • Hard boiled eggs are commonly used as a sidedish for biriyani in South India.
  • It can be used to make egg curry, egg kurma, egg bonda or egg masala.
  • You can use it and make egg salads.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper powder and serve as a lite breakfast with a cup of coffee.

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how long if 6 eggs are there
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about 3 minutes of boiling and 10 minutes of resting in the hot water.

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