When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can rival the rich and flavorful Indian Egg Curry. This delectable recipe strikes the perfect balance between simplicity, affordability, and taste. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this dish is a delightful addition to your culinary repertoire.
This Egg Curry is the epitome of homely, soul-satisfying cooking. The combination of hard-boiled eggs and a fragrant, spiced tomato-based gravy is a testament to the culinary brilliance of Indian cuisine. What’s even better, it’s not only a delicious treat but also easy on the pocket. In this post, we will take you through the step-by-step process of creating this inexpensive yet mouthwatering dish. From making your ginger-garlic paste to simmering the eggs in a flavorful curry sauce, we’ve got it all covered.
So, let’s embark on a culinary journey and learn how to make this Indian Egg Curry. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to become a household favorite. Get your apron on and your taste buds ready!
It’s true everyone, you can pretty much curry anything. I’m not sure exactly what the origins of this egg curry are but it seems that every part of India has a version (at least according to The Internet). Any time you would like to make a quick meal, this egg curry may be a go-to recipe. egg curry is also super cheap, easy to make, and really high in protein. All-around winner.
I know it seems strange to curry hard-boiled eggs but try it just once and then tell me you don’t like it. Though eggs are generally synonymous with breakfast (and you could definitely have this for a nice weekend brunch) we’ve always eaten this dish as a main lunch or dinner entree at home.
You might see some unfamiliar ingredients but if you walk into any Whole Foods-like store or an Indian grocery store, you can find anything on this list that’s not at a standard grocery store. The flavors are pretty strong in this dish, as they tend to be with Indian curries, so a simple bowl of white or brown rice is all you need!
Indian Egg Curry Recipe
2 servings | 280 calories | 15 g fat | 16 g protein
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp ginger/garlic paste (instructions included)
- 1/2 cup red onions, finely diced
- 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder (this is absolutely necessary, I mean it)
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 cup water
Ginger Garlic Paste
Generally speaking, ginger/garlic paste is simply 1 part ginger, 1 part garlic, and as much water as your blender needs to turn those two things into a smooth paste.
- Peel 5-6 large cloves of garlic and about the same amount of ginger root. Roughly dice the ginger root.
- Put the ginger and garlic in a blender with 1/4 cup water and blend!
- Begin by boiling and peeling the 4 eggs. Once eggs are prepped, cut 3-4 slits from the top to bottom (without exposing the yolk).
- Heat up a small pan with 1 tsp of olive oil. Brown the boiled eggs on all sides in this pan, for about 4-5 minutes.
- In a larger pan, heat up the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds, ginger/garlic paste, and diced onions. Cook this on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture starts to turn golden brown. Stir the pan once in a while to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
- Next, add the bay leaves, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Let this cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, covered, and until the tomatoes have broken down some.
- Add in all the spices: turmeric, cayenne pepper, garam masala, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix well and let this cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Finally, add in the eggs and make sure they’re coated well with the sauce. Add about 3/4 cup of water to the pot, put a lid on it with a little vent, and let it simmer on low-medium heat for at least 10 minutes.
- Remove the lid and stir the pot to make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom. If the sauce has thickened, you’re done. If not, let it cook for another 5 or so minutes.
- Serve with rice and a side of something green!
In the world of cuisine, few dishes can boast the versatility, affordability, and sheer deliciousness of Indian Egg Curry. This simple yet deeply satisfying recipe has the power to transport you to the vibrant streets of India, where the aroma of spices fills the air. The aroma, the flavors, and the heartiness of this dish have the ability to warm your heart and excite your taste buds.
With just a handful of accessible ingredients and straightforward steps, you can recreate this Indian classic in your own kitchen. The fragrant ginger-garlic paste, the aromatic blend of spices, and the tender eggs bathed in a luscious tomato gravy make this dish a standout choice for any occasion.
As you serve your Indian Egg Curry with a side of rice and perhaps a serving of fresh greens, you’ll find that this dish doesn’t just satisfy your hunger but also nourishes your soul. It’s a reminder that great food doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. The simple act of creating a home-cooked meal that bursts with flavor can be a source of immense satisfaction.
So, whether you’re introducing your family to the world of Indian cuisine or simply looking for a cost-effective and flavorful dinner option, this Indian Egg Curry is a fantastic choice. Remember, it’s not just a recipe; it’s a journey through the incredible flavors of India, right in the comfort of your home. Enjoy this culinary adventure and savor every bite of this cheap and easy-to-make Indian Egg Curry.
Delicious Indian Egg Curry!
A Culinary Gem! This recipe turned out to be an absolute delight. The rich blend of spices and the creamy tomato sauce made for a heavenly combination. It was easy to follow, and the result was a restaurant-quality dish right at home. A must-try for anyone craving a taste of India in their own kitchen!