Kerala Mutta Curry (Kerala egg curry)

I’ve been a huge fan of  kerala cusine ever since my undergraduate days. I find the flavor of curry leaves, coconut milk and an exotic range of spices satisfying to the palate and comforting to the stomach. As far as kerala recipes are concerned my go to person is Mr Vijayan Kannampilly, the author of “ The essential kerala cookbook”. I love the way he blends simple spices to bring about a mouth watering creation-the signature of most kerala dishes. Here I present my version of “Kerala mutta (egg) curry” which calls for very basic and easily available spices.

Serving size: 2 – 3

Cooking time: – 20 minutes


Egg- 4

Onion – 1 large

Tomato – 2  (diced)

Green chilies – 2-3 (slit into halves)

Coriander powder –  1 tsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Coconut milk – 200ml

Salt to taste

Cooking oil – 2 tsp

1.Boil eggs and slice them up.(You can either slice them into 2 or 4 )

2.In a sauté pan add 2 tsp oil and cumin seeds.Let it turn brown.

3.Add some curry leaves and then onion, and sauté till it turns golden.

4.Add diced tomatoes, green chilies and cook it for about 5 minutes.

5.Add coriander, chili powder and salt and cook it for a few more minutes. (Oil separating out is an indication that the spices have been cooked well)

6.At this point add the eggs and cook for about 2 minutes.Then add the coconut milk and a cup of water, continue cooking  till the gravy thickens.

Serve with rice or roti!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nadhi says:

    or appam!

  2. Yes!Appam and stew 🙂

  3. Nancy says:

    I wanted to make a different egg curry from the usual today[easter & all tht u knw:-)], came across urs and loved the picture.
    Made it and just finished breakfast. It was GOOD!!!!! The only change I made was to do a kadu varakh[seasoning if u didnt get wht i was saying]…well we Keralites dont think a dish is complete without tht, so… :-D!!!

    Thanks, will definitely be using the recipe again!!!!!

    1. Thanks Nancy! Glad you liked it.Next time i would definitely try your seasoning idea 🙂

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