Egg Curry Recipe

Egg curry is yet another thing that I didn’t know existed until we came to India. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen it on a menu in South Asia but our ayah used to cook it for us and we couldn’t get enough of it.


I love collecting Indian recipes and this boiled egg curry is now in my repertoire. It’s a pretty simple and standard egg masala recipe and, assuming you have access to authentic Indian spices, I’m sure even a beginner cook can whip this up.


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Boiled Egg Curry Recipe


  • boiled eggs
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • garlic
  • tomatoes
  • indian spices (turmeric, coriander, masalas)


First, boil some eggs. Pretty easy.


Egg Curry Recipe


Chop up some onion and garlic, as usual. I don’t think any dish our ayah ever cooked didn’t start with garlic and onions in oil.


Egg Curry Recipe


Peel your boiled eggs and give them a little roll in some turmeric powder.


Egg Curry Recipe


Now fry them briefly in oil. Just enough to give them a little texture.


Egg Curry Recipe

Egg Curry Recipe


Now throw your onions and garlic in your oil and give ’em a nice cooking.


Egg Curry Recipe


Cut up a couple of tomatoes and add to the mix.


Egg Curry Recipe


Add your standard Indian seasonings. Salt, coriander powder, turmeric, kitchen king blend, maybe some garam masala. Don’t be shy here.


Egg Curry Recipe


Peel and cut up a couple of potatoes and toss them in, too.


Egg Curry Recipe


Occasionally had some water as things cook down. More water = more soup for spooning over your rice. The amount is really your call.


Egg Curry Recipe


Add your eggs back to your pan and serve over rice. NOM NOM NOM


Egg Curry Recipe


Have you ever tried egg curry? Check out more of my Indian Recipes.


I knew that I liked Indian food but we’ve become complete converts since arriving in Asia. I pretty much only cook Indian now. If you have the right spices most Indian recipes are really quite easy. I know we’re going to miss this stuff fiercely when we get back to the states. I’m going to have to find an Asian market so that I can find all the ingredients to make my favorite dishes.


Do you have a favorite Indian dish?


Egg curry recipe




  1. Ann Gray says:

    Looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You had me at frying a hard boiled egg. :) Gosh, that curry looks delicious!

  3. I love all forms of curry and we’re an egg free household… I saved this, because I think I can use this recipe other ways. It sounds awesome. Oh, and what recipes in the world don’t start with onion and garlic?

  4. This looks so good! I never thought making curry would be this simple…maybe I need to give it a try!!

  5. This sounds amazing! I’ve been wanting to experiment more with international dishes and this seems easy enough. Thanks for sharing!

  6. prianka42 says:

    I can’t remember my mom ever making anything like this when I was growing up, but it sounds delicious!

  7. Most if not all the Indian curries, the basic recipe is the same, so you can always substitute the eggs with other vegetables, etc.

  8. Quick and easy and am gonna try it today. :D Thanks for sharing this

  9. Ha, I’m sending this to my fiance. He’s always trying to find meatless recipes to cook for me. This looks delicious!

  10. I just sent this to my fiance…so he can start cooking this for me (he’s way better in the kitchen than me). And he said he’d do it. Woohoo!