Mutta Thilappichathu


This is a quick and easy Egg Curry which my Grandmother and Mom used to make. In this recipe, the Egg is directly put into the gravy. There is no need to boil the Egg. And no grinding is required to make the gravy. 😛 Yet it is a very tasty curry which goes well with rice and rotis ! 😯

I am sending this recipe to the event Grindless Gravies being hosted by Sra of whenmysoupcamealive.



Eggs – 6

Onions -2 sliced

Ginger -1″ chopped

Garlic – 4 chopped

Green chillies – 4 slit

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Tomatoes – 2 chopped

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Water – 2 cups

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp



Heat oil in a large pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn light brown. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and garam masala. Fry for few seconds and add the tomatoes and salt. Fry till the tomatoes are soft. Now add 2 cups of water and let it boil. Add the vinegar and mix well. Break each egg and put it gently into the gravy. Do not put one on top of the other. Close the lid and cook on medium flame for about 15 minutes. By then the eggs would have cooked well. Open the lid and allow to boil for one more minute. When the gravy is thick, put off the fire. Serve hot! 🙂

  1. Hi Lissie! Thanks for the entry – I make something like this too, minus the vinegar. Your dish looks good.

  2. oh yeah, i made it a lot to. think its also called poached eggs.

  3. I too have this recipe posted on my blog. This is my fav egg curry style. My recipe is a little different though.

  4. I make this dish too but then when hubby is not for lunch as h don’t like it but shyama and I like

  5. YUM!! Not boiling the eggs beforehand is convenient too. Thanks Lis!:)

  6. This is a very different way to make egg curry, I’ve always boiled them before and then added them to the gravy….have to try this! 🙂 Looks delicious.

  7. looks great. I also make it but urs looks so delicious.

  8. This recipe is delicious Lissie it looks amazing. 🙂

  9. Lissie!this is too yummy and perfect entry for the event!..I am drooling all over 🙄

    I posted Wine..pls visit when time permits!…
    Hope you are fine with ur health now..
    Merry christmas to you and your lovely family, lissie 🙂

  10. Very nice blog. I will ask my sife to visit it regularly.

    Please do visit my blog. You may find it interesting.

  11. Hope you are doing good now 🙂

  12. Very awesome recepie. Never heard of curry with egg in it, but I doubt I’d like it much because of me just not generally liking eggs. I am from the U.S. and am so lucky to live near a part of Michigan that has some Indian food. I will keep coming back though, great job and keep posting!

  13. going to cook now! 🙂