Egg Pepper Fry/Muttai Milagu Varuval

I wanted to share my mom's signature surul appam recipe for day 3.But the coconut what I got was not good as surul appam needs fresh grated coconut.So decided to share the egg pepper fry. This recipe we makeoften to accompany with comfort rasam or dal rice.Mom used to make when she ran out of veggies.Here I halved the eggs and apply the masala and cook it both sides.It can be add to the masala and cook it.Off to the recipe..........

                                                              Egg Pepper Fry/Muttai MIlagu Varuval

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10-15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
   Serves ~ 3-4



Egg/muttai (boiled)
Onion (finely chopped)
1 (medium size)
Tomato (finely chopped)
1 (medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste
11/2 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagi podi
1/4 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi
1/2  tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombu
1 tsp
Black pepper/milagu
1 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
Coriander leaves (chopped)
1 tbs
 1-1.25 tsp
1 tbs +2 tsp


  • Boil the eggs in water and remove the shell and keep it aside.Dry roast the fennel and black pepper for couple of minutes and powder it in a mortar,set it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil,toast the curry leaves and add in the chopped onion.Saute it till it becomes transparent.Now add the ginger&garlic paste and fry it for a minute.Then goes in the chopped tomatoes.Cook it until mushy.

  •  Now add in the spice powders such as red chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and garam masala powder along with salt.Mix it well and add around 1/4 cup of water and cook it covered in a medium flame.Now once the mixture becomes thick,add in the ground pepper and fennel.

  • Mix it well and finally add the chopped coriander leaves,put off the flame.Now apply the prepared masala on the eggs.

  • Heat a dosa griddle or any flat griddle,add the 2 tsp of oil and fry it both sides.Remove it once both the sides get cooked.

  • Serve it with rice  and rasam or dhal.

    • Lemon juice can be squeezed after frying to get an extra tangy taste.
    • Do not over cook the eggs,otherwise it turned out rubbery.
    • After adding all the spice powder mix it well and keep the flame low to avoid burning.

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    cute looking dish , must be a great one for Egg lovers :)

    This is similar to Kerala style malabar egg bonda:-)
    We dip the eggs filled masala in plain flour batter and deep fry .
    Love your version ,will cook this one for my family.

    I've made gravy with boiled eggs.But this is a different version of eggs.Shall try it.

    a different way to prepare eggs. Love the photos.

    Yumm!! Your egg curry looks awesome Nalini. I will have to try it soon.

    Egg fry looks very nice.A treat for egg lovers.

    Excellent pepper fry, who can resist to this ultimate side dish.

    Looks amazing Nalini. Though I don't eat eggs, need to try this for my daughter.

    wow - never seen this kind of dish before - must be delicious

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