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Chettinad Egg Curry

South Indian Style Egg curry, inspired by spices from Chettinad area of south india
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 Portions
Calories 171 kcal


  • 6 Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Onion Large Size
  • 2 Tomatoes Medium Size
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1/4 Inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 3 Tablespoon Oil
  • 6 Tablespoon Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnishing


  • In a pan, heat oil over medium heat and add chopped onion to it and Saute till onions are translucent. Add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, black peppercorn and cumin seeds to it. Sauté for a minute.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, chopped tomatoes and chillies, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and coriander powder to it. Saute again till the tomatoes are tender and cooked. Switch off the heat and let it cool down.
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  • Transfer this into a mixie jar and grind it with the help of little water.
  • Transfer it again to the pan and add coconut milk and 1.5 cup of water. Let it boil till you get the desired consistency.
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  • Make a slit in the eggs and add them to the gravy and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.


  • You can use fresh grated coconut instead of coconut milk. Add it to the onion tomato mixture while grinding.


Nutrition Facts
Chettinad Egg Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Eggs, South Indian