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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Muttai kurma ( Egg kurma)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Muttai kurma ( Egg kurma)
This is one of my simple egg curry that i prepare for my weekday dinner! This can be done very quickly, especially when one is tired & in no mood to cook an elaborate meal!This recipe goes very well with both rice & rotis.
Eggs - 3 ,boiled, onion - 1, chopped, tomato - 1, chopped,coriander leaves - 1 handful, mint leaves - 3 sprigs, cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp, sa unf - 1/2 tsp, salt to taste,bay leaf - 1, cardamom - 2, thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup.
Spice paste:
Blend to a smooth paste one inch piece ginger, 3 cloves garlic, handful of coriander leaves, 8 mint leaves ( sautéd in a tsp of oil), 1 1/2 tsp chilli pwd, 2 tbsp grated coconut, 5 cashewnuts, 1 tsp( heaped) roasted gram( pottukadalai), cinnamon pw d - 1/2 tsp, clove pwd - 1/4 tsp, cardamom pwd - a pinch, turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp.
Heat oil in a vessel & season with cumin, saunf, bay leaf & cardamoms. Add the onions & sauté till the onions are golden. Add the spice paste, coria nder ,mint &tomatoes & fry till the oil floats on top. Pour in the thick coconut milk & stir fry for a few seconds. Now add 2 cups of water , salt& boil on medium heat till the gravy has thickened to the desired consistency. When done, switch off the heat & gently lower in the egg halves ,spoon the gravy over them, cover & allow to rest for 10 mins befor serving. Serve with rice or rotis.

Another view of the egg kurma!

Normally i serve this with chappatis,but today i was feeling so lazy to roll out the rotis that i just served it with some steamed rice & cucumber raitha!

Very light & simple dinner!;)


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Blogger Tamil Recipes said...

Hi I have added a few of your great chettinad recipes to the recipes index. Check it out

Revathi ( )
4/19/2007 05:21:00 AM
Blogger paati said...

Thanks,revathi for including my recipes too to the recipe index! will go have a look at it right now& happy to see you here:)
4/19/2007 12:56:00 PM
Blogger Asha said...

YUM!! We had Egg curry for lunch on Sunday and this Kurma will be on the table next!!Thanks Paati.Hugs:))
4/19/2007 06:26:00 PM
Blogger paati said...

Thank you for visiting me asha;) this egg curry is a simple one which i normally do for weekday dinner! no fuss recipe & tastes good! your madurai kozhi kozhumbhu is going to be made this weekend here:) Just can't wait to try it out for i dont know whether you know that the madurai kozhi kozhumbhu to tamilians is how tandoori chicken is to punjabis! thanks for sharing such an authentic recipe on your blog:)
4/19/2007 08:35:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paati,

Yummy as usual.U have a wonderful kai pakkuvam.All your recipes literally makes us drool.

4/20/2007 10:49:00 PM
Blogger paati said...

Ooh!thank you so much kate , for your kind words:) btw wanted to share this info with you, do try out the kozhi kozhumbhu on our dear asha's site!its simply YUM! Tried it out this weekend & loved it! have already uploaded the photo on my flickr account

& will be posting it here soon(ie:one more post to go!)
4/24/2007 10:04:00 PM
Blogger Poori said...

i tried your recipe and it came out great. I am juts beginning to learn egg recipies and so my friend was suprised when she tasted this. she was wondering if i got a togo :)
11/25/2007 01:20:00 AM
Anonymous prema said...

Hi Patti

I am going to try your muttai kozhambu for christmas party. Thank you
12/21/2007 10:15:00 AM

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