Muttai Kolambu / Egg Curry

Muttai Kolambu or Egg curry is a popular dish. Usually in egg kolambu, Hard boiled eggs are cut into halves or slits are made in them and added  to the kolambu. As a variation eggs can be poured directly into the boiling kolambu. This will add more flavor to the egg.

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Serves: 2

  • Egg - 3
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Small onion - 7
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Tomato - 1 medium sized
  • Salt to taste
Masala Paste:
  1. Using small onion for the curry adds extra taste and flavor. Add coconut and kuruma podi in a mixie, Grind them into smooth paste by adding water.
  2. In a kadai heat oil and add chopped onion.Saute onion until it becomes soft. Adding salt while sauteing makes the onion to get cooked faster.
  3. Then add turmeric powder and chili powder. Add tomato and sauté until it becomes mushy. Sprinkle little water if its too dry.
  4. Add the mixie paste and give a good stir. Then add coriander and cumin powder, salt to taste and a cup of water. 
  5. Bring it to boil. Now reduce the flame and pour the eggs into the kolambu.
  6. Close the lid and leave it in simmer flame until the eggs are cooked. It would take around 5 - 10 min. Then slowly turn the eggs to the other side and again cook for 3 min.
Yummy Egg curry can be served for rice.