Tamil Nadu Egg Kulambu | Egg Curry


Tasty egg masala is a Chettinad style medium spicy curry from South India perfect for chapatis and appams.

Tamil Nadu Egg Kulambu | Tasty Egg Masala

Servings 5 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 5 Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Large Onion thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Cup Tomato chopped
  • 4 Large Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Inch Ginger minced
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Tamarind paste
  • ¼ cup Coconut finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery/Sugar grated
  • Salt To taste
  • Coriander Leaves For Garnish
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Fennel seeds/Saunf/Perumjeerakam
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera/Jeerakam
  • ½ tsp Black Peppercorns


  • Boil eggs, peel, make 4 small slits and set aside. Dry roast the spice mix ingredients and grind to a powder.
    frying spices
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the eggs with turmeric powder for 2 mins. Keep eggs aside.Add the onions and fry till golden brown.
    frying egg in ghee
  • Add ginger and garlic and fry till raw smell goes. Then add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are soft.
    sauteing tomato and onions
  • Add the ground masala powder, red chili powder, and coriander powder and fry for a few minutes followed by 1 cup of hot water and the coconut.
    pouring coconut on masala
  • Mix in salt, tamarind, and jaggery and boil the gravy for 5 mins till a little thick. Add boiled eggs and simmer for 10 mins. If the gravy is too thick at this point, thin out as desired with a little hot water. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    garnishing coriander leaves on egg masala
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Chettinad, Indian
Keyword: Curry for chapati, egg curry, lunchbox ideas

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