Egg Kurma Recipe

Making Egg Kurma for Chapati

If you are fed up of eating vegetables and want to make something different for dinner then you should try out this egg kurma. In Kerala egg kurma is served with chapati or poratta. There are different versions of egg kurma. I have given the recipe the way I make the kurma. Try it! It is a very tasty and spicy dish for egg lovers. And of-course it is healthy too. I am sure that you know the health benefits of eating eggs. An egg should be included in your daily meal, because according to various studies, eating egg every day helps to prevent clots and heart attacks, stroke, muscular degeneration, breast cancer and help to regulate the brain, nerves and cardiovascular system. It contains high quality proteins, Vitamin D and amino acids. My little son loves eggs best when it is in this kurma form.

Egg Kurma Recipe


  • Eggs: 6
  • Onions: 2 large
  • Tomatoes: 2 large
  • Ginger: 1 inch piece
  • Garlic: 3
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp
  • Oil: 4 tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Water as required
  • Coriander leaves: a handful
  • Curry leaves: 2 springs

To grind:

  • Freshly grated coconut: ½ cup
  • Poppy seeds/ Khus Khus: 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts: 6
  • Green chillies: 4

For tempering:

  • Cinnamon: 1 small stick
  • Cardamom: 2
  • Cloves: 4
  • Fennel seeds: ½ tsp


  • Boil the eggs, remove shell and keep aside.
  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Finely chop the tomatoes.
  • Grind ginger and garlic to paste
  • Finely chop the coriander leaves.
  • Grind all the ingredients under ‘to grind’ to a fine paste by adding some water.


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds and saute till aroma arises. Add curry leaves.
  • Add the onions and saute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cumin powder and required salt and saute for a few seconds.
  • Now add the tomatoes. Sprinkle some water and saute till the tomatoes are cooked and become mushy.
  • Add the ground paste and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add a cup of water and bring to boil on a low flame till the gravy thickens slightly.
  • Add the eggs and let it boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and transfer into a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

The kurma is best if it is served hot with chapati. Since eggs are a must in your diet, you should include this diet in your weekly menu, because it is bowl full of nutrition and health benefits for the whole family. We can now say that ‘an egg a day keeps the doctor away’!!!