December 21, 2012

செட்டிநாடு முட்டை குழம்பு / Chettinad Egg Curry

This is a popular dish from the flavourful chettinad cuisine.This cuisine is quite famous for its fresh blend of spices and aroma.This is an instant hit at my family.The cashew nuts used gives a silky texture and richness to the curry.Increase or decrease the spiciness up to your taste.Try this curry and let me know your thoughts….







Eggs – 3-4 in nos

Onion – 1 , chopped

Tomatoes – 2 , chopped

Green chillies - 2

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1/2 tsp

Corriander powder / Kothamalli thool – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – a spring

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp


For Masala


Coconut – 1 large slice / 1/4 cup grated (see the pic ..below)

Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon sticks / Pattai – 2 pieces

Cashewnuts - 6

Garlic – 6-7 cloves

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Onion – 3 tsp ,chopped ( if you are using shallots use 4-5 in nos)


Preparation of Masala


Grab the ingredients for masala


                                           Include Cashew nuts too….


Take all the above ingredients ( i.e, ingredients under the heading For Masala ) in a blender and make a smooth paste and set it aside.



Preparation of Kulambu / Gravy


Set all the ingredients ready to prepare the curry.Boil the egg for 12 mins and remove the shell  and make slits on it and keep it aside.



Heat oil in a kadai and splutter fennel seeds.Add curry leaves and green chilli and fry for few seconds.



Add the onions and fry till they turn golden brown.



Add the turmeric powder and give it a mix.



Add the tomatoes and cook till it becomes mushy.


Add the corriander powder and chilli powder and mix well.



Now add the grounded paste and fry it for 2 mins.




Add enough water and required salt and allow it to boil for 10-12 mins or till the masala flavour goes off.



Now add the garam masala powder and keep in medium flame and let it boil for 2 more mins.



Throw in the boiled eggs and simmer it another 2 mins and garnish with some curry leaves and switch off.



Enjoy this chettinad egg curry with hot steamed rice or as a side to any type of Indian flatbreads.

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divyagcp said...

Egg curry looks so delicious and flavorful. It is my favorite..

Unknown said...

very flavorful and yummy to go with some nice roti's

Suja Manoj said...

Looks superb,tempting egg curry

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy ...join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog.

Sahasra Recipes said...

Looks delicious with yummy masala.

Unknown said...

i love chettinad recipes a lot. never got the idea of making egg curry in chettinad style. Thanks for sharing this. looks fabulous

divya said...

Looks very tempting. Yum Yum.

Julie said...

very tempting egg curry dear:)
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UTs Hobby Time said...

Delicious egg curry. looks great.

Beena said...

Delicious egg curry

Divya A said...

I love boiled egg curry...THis looks so delicious :) Yum!!!! Love it with dosa and rice :)
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Shabbu said...

Tempting and yummy curry...

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp, fingerlicking egg curry..prefect side dish.

Menaga Sathia said...

Looks wonderful,it's my fav...

Unknown said...

delicious recipe.. love it..

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, your egg curry look so mouthwatering. I love the cashew nut added in the curry. Can have extra rice to go with this. :)

Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

Theepz said...

Tongue watering:)


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Jayanthy Kumaran said...

I love this...yummy..;)
Tasty Appetite

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Unknown said...

I love this boiled egg curry.. so tasty!!

Unknown said...

Looks yummy.first time here.
It would be great, if we follow each other.

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, drop by to wish you a very Happy New year and all the best to you in 2013.
Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

Unknown said...

Hi Tamil, this curry I have tasted and sure is tasty. Collect the award I have passed on to you. Happy New Year to you as well.

kala said...

chetinad recipesss are alwaysss so splll!!!!This curryyy looks so yummyyy

Anonymous said...

m nice

indhu said...


Anonymous said...

its very tasty . .

Anonymous said...

i tried this,its awesome curry

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