Chettinadu Egg Curry/Chettinadu Muttai Masala

Today's recipe is a finger licking and spicy egg curry with flavorful spices.This curry goes very well with rice and roti as well.

We make the egg masala in a slightly different way but this one delicious curry,I tried from one of my cook book collection and made it for a potluck long time back.It came out so delicious and last week end made it for our Sunday lunch.Try this flavorful egg curry and enjoy,now off to the recipe..........................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time     ~ 30 minutes
Serves ~ 3


Onion(finely chopped)2(medium size)
Tomato2(medium size)
Garlic/poondu3 cloves
Green chilly/pachamilgai3(slit lengthwise)
Ginger/inji1/2' piece
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai 2 sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1 tbs(chopped)
Lemon juice(optional)1-2 tsp
Salt1.5 tsp

To roast and Grind
Red chilly/varamilagai4-5
Coriander seeds/dhaniya1 tbs
Black pepper/milagu1.5 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombhu1 tsp
Poppy seeds/kasakasa 1 tsp
Coconut(grated) 3 tbs

For the tempering
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombhu1/2 tsp


Boil the eggs in water for 10-12 minutes and remove the shell.Pound the ginger and garlic in a mortar,grind the tomatoes in a blender to paste and keep it aside
Heat pan dry roast cloves,cinnamon,red chilly,coriander seeds,cumin and fennel seeds till a nice aroma comes out.Now add the poppy seeds and fry it for a minute.Finally add the coconut and give it a mix,put off the flame.

After cooling grind it to fine paste and set it aside.Heat a pan with oil and crackle the mustard and fennel seeds,add the curry leaves and green chilly along with onion.Saute it till transparent with a pinch of salt.Add in the pounded ginger and garlic,fry it till the raw smell goes off.

Once the ginger&garlic paste is cooked add in the tomato puree,cook for 2-3 minutes.Now add in the ground paste,turmeric powder and fry it in a medium flame.Mean while heat a tsp of oil, add the boiled eggs and a pinch of salt.Fry it for a minute and finally add a pinch of chilly powder and put off the flame and mix it well.

Once the masala gets cooked well add in salt and a cup of water to it.Let it boil in a medium flame till the raw smell goes off and the gravy becomes thick.Now add the eggs and cook it for a minute or two.Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and give it a mix.

Chettinadu egg curry is ready.

Serve it rice .


  • The ingredients given is for a slightly spicier version you can increase or decrease the red chilly according to your preference.
  • Addition of curry leaves gives a very nice aroma so try to add atleast a sprig .


Awesome...The colour is inviting

Lovely and delicious looking chettinadu egg curry. Looks so inviting.

Chettinad egg curry looks absolutely delicious Nalini. very very tempting clicks.

such a mouthwatering curry nalini :) perfect to go with ghee rice..

That looks sooo good..going to try this tomorrow for sure....

The gravy looks too good Nalini..

Directly from FB. picture tempted me...I am bookmarking this recipe. really tempting Nalini..Hope my husband likes this for sure..

agree with Uma.. lovely clicks Nalini... and delicious curry :)

Egg curry looks absolutely delicious.

yUM you got me hungry all over again and I just ate ....

Even a vegetarian will definitely drool here Nalini,look at the colour of the curry omg cant resist..

I love egg curry and these looks so good.

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drooling seeing pics i came to this site from fb. Awsome cliks..

Thank you for this recipe. Enjoyed getting that dark colour n the explosion of flavours - both had eluded my simple egg masala for a long time. Thanks again.

Great business, I love reading about it

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The egg curry recipe dish looks amazing. I guess this egg curry & konkani fish curry would serve as a great Main Course cuisine for extravagant weekend lunch & dinner with family. I will surely try this recipe.

Tried this recipe few times ; came out very well. The measure of ingredients mentioned are perfect. Appreciate both your culinary expertise and vivid posting ........
Thank you

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