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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Egg Masala (Egg Thokku) | South Indian Egg Recipes

Egg Masala
I've been making this egg masala(muttai masala) since the day I got hold of this recipe. We loved it for the burst of masala flavours with a thick and hot gravy perfect to pair it with rice or even any mild pulaos like jeera pulao / peas pulao. Through the days, I've adjusted the recipe according to our taste buds and last time I made it specifically to click and post it here. For a chettinad based egg gravy check here .

Egg Masala Recipe

Egg Masala Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Reference: Ramya Cooks

Eggs - 3
Onion - 1 medium sized
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinchl
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

To roast and grind:

Oil - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1 big
Dry Red Chillies - 2 to 3
Small Onion - 10
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cinammon - 1/4 inch piece
Green cardamom - 1/2
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tspp
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp


  1. Boil eggs for few mins. Break open and remove the shell carefully. Slit the eggs with a knife on all sides, dont slit it deep inside.Set aside.
    How to make egg masala - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a pan - add the ingredients under 'to roast & grind' saute till onions turn golden brown and tomatoes turn mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make egg masala - Step2
  3. Cool down and grind to a semi fine paste.set aside. Heat oil in pan - add mustard seeds and curry leaves let the mustard seeds crackle.Add ginger garlic paste , onion fry till golden brown.
    How to make egg masala - Step3
  4. Then add the masala paste and fry for 2 mins.Then sprinkle little water, add required salt and allow it to boil until it forms a gravy. Meanwhile take the eggs add it to a seperate pan along with red chilli, garam masala and turmeric powder.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  5. Fry the eggs till the masala is coated well on all sides, dont fry for long.Add the fried egg to the masala and simmer to for 2mins for the masala to blend well. Then add coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make egg masala - Step3
Serve it with hot steamed rice and sambar.
Egg Thokku

My Notes:

  • I wanted more gravy so added tomatoes while grinding.
  • It serves as a best accompaniment for rasam / sambar too. Or you can have the gravy with rice too.
  • This is little on the spicy side so adjust red chillies according to your spice level.
  • Dont fry the eggs for long else it will turn rubbery and thats y I roasted it during the last stage.
Egg Thokku Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I had to hold on to my saliva! OMG, your egg masala looks so tempting!!! Perfect!

  2. absolutaly mouth watering Sharmi.... can take my eye sight from your clicks.... well done

  3. Yummy flavored masala...

  4. I was actually looking for a egg masala recipe which is more of a south indian flavor at the same time thick and spicy. This one is perfect and looks so delicious. Will definitely try making this one soon..Thank you Sharmilee!! I always look into your website and follow most of your recipes..All of them have come out very well so far. U make learning and cooking easy. Thank u once again. Keep up ur great work!!

  5. Interesting preparation, I like the way you make slits on egg. Thanks for sharing

  6. yummy egg masala... would be perfect for appams...

  7. Lovely preparation, looks so delicious

  8. Absolutely delicious and mouthwatering recipe....

  9. Recently I started to eat eggs. Looks very tempting. In our home, we prepare egg thokku in a different way. Like your version and the masalas added.

  10. I am vegetarian but hubby eats non veg looks nice must try.thanks Sharmila for sharing.

  11. Yummmmy eggs....mmmmmmmmm
    I was looking for a perfect egg thokku since the day I started searching on web.
    Finally I got it by you..thank you.
    You are doing a great job for the begginers like me.
    I am always love your servings waw super clicks..


  12. wow...super spicy and delicious egg masala...loved your version, will try it sometime :)

  13. Super yummy egg masala! Wonderful snaps! Do visit my blog at - http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com. I am your new follower.

  14. Looks very appetizing. We dont eat eggs but the masala looks interesting. I could try to make this with mushrooms i guess???!!!
    Why doesnt your blog allow wordpress comments????


    1. Yes you can try with mushrooms too...not sure why will check the comments settings

  15. this looks absolutely delicious and tempting, bookmarked!

  16. Lovely kurma.. wonderful clicks

  17. thokku is such a cute name for the dish. i love the slits on the eggs too, makes it look very pretty!

  18. should we roast the eggs in oil?
    did u add onions while roasting & grinding part?

    1. No I didnt add oil just dry roasted it. Oh yes I missed the small onions...thanks so much for noting down. Have updated it now :)

  19. Mouthwatering! Have to try it out soon. You have an awesome presentation skill. I adore rhe way you present each recipe. Can you please post ghee rice recipe?

  20. So inviting. Yummy spicy egg masala. Nice presentation.


  21. I love eggs..sharmis clicks making me wanna die for it:)

  22. Neat step by step pictures..Great !
    BTW in 'Method' 2nd point you've written ' add the ingredients under 'to temper'' But i think it should be Ingredients in 'To roast and grind to a paste ' right?

    1. Yes exactly...that was an typo thanks for notifying :) changed it now..

  23. ok, so I am a vegetarian and only used to eat eggs as a kid (out of force by parents). As a grown up I never really had them. I made this (probably my first gravy based egg curry) and it came out very good. I liked it too along with my husband. Thanks for the wonderful recipes, keep the great work coming :)

  24. I tried this recipe today and it came out very good . Thanks for sharing and the detailed instructions with images.

  25. Thanks,i tried this recipe and it came out very well. My family love it....

  26. Sharmilee u rock awesome receipe.......

  27. i tried this today & clubbed it with peas pulav, tasted yummy!!
    the pictures are really useful

  28. Tried the egg masala today for dinner.. It was super yummy and everyone just loved it.. Thanks a ton for sharing it..

  29. Tried the egg masala today for dinner.. It was super yummy and everyone just loved it.. Thanks a ton for sharing it..

  30. i like ur recipes procedure.............i want more non-veg recipes like chicken,mutton,prawns.....etc.......pls post........it mam.....

  31. Tried this recipe today for dinner..It was super..Thanks for sharing it.

  32. hi sharmi tried ur egg thokku and egg masala gravy it came out really ver well I don't eat egg pure vegetarian but my hubby eats egg, made for him. lot of compliments :) thk u much.
    Sathya Rajagopal

  33. Hi, tried this today, awesome, thanks a lot.

  34. Very good explaination. I will try today...

  35. I tried it. My husband and 4 yr old son seemed to like it too much... Thanks

  36. Really yummy. My husband and son loved it..... Thank you

  37. Yummy... Mouth watering recipe


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