Eggs Curry Recipe - Authentic Indian Dish

Eggs curry

Eggs Curry Recipe - Authentic Indian Dish
Region / culture: India | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Eggs curry
Eggs curry

Eggs curry is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any meal of the day. This recipe combines the creaminess of hard-boiled eggs with a flavorful curry sauce, creating a dish that is sure to please your taste buds.


Eggs curry has its origins in Indian cuisine, where eggs are a popular ingredient in many dishes. The combination of eggs and curry spices creates a unique and flavorful dish that has become a favorite in many households around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Thinly slice the shelled eggs.
  2. Brown the almonds in margarine until golden brown. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.
  3. In the same pan, sauté the onion and celery until golden. Stir in arrowroot, salt, and curry powder.
  4. Slowly stir in the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth.
  5. Stir in the sliced eggs and heat until boiling.
  6. Place a slice of toast in the bottom of each of four individual heated casseroles.
  7. Divide the eggs evenly over the toast and sprinkle with almonds.
  8. Food exchange per serving: 1 bread/starch exchange + 1.5 medium-fat exchanges + 0.5 fat exchange + 0.5 nonfat milk + 0.5 vegetable exchanges
  9. Calories: 275.


  • Add vegetables such as peas, carrots, or bell peppers for added texture and flavor.
  • Use coconut milk instead of nonfat milk for a creamier curry sauce.
  • Experiment with different curry powders or spices to customize the flavor to your liking.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the onions and celery until they are golden brown to bring out their natural sweetness.

- Stir the milk slowly into the curry mixture to prevent lumps from forming.

- Be careful not to overcook the eggs, as they can become rubbery if cooked for too long.

Serving Suggestions

Eggs curry can be served with rice, naan bread, or roti for a complete and satisfying meal. Garnish with fresh cilantro or a dollop of yogurt for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

Boil the eggs until they are hard-boiled and then peel and slice them thinly.

- Brown the almonds in margarine to bring out their nutty flavor before adding them to the curry sauce.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter or ghee instead of diet margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute cornstarch for arrowroot if needed.

Make Ahead Tips

Eggs curry can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve eggs curry in individual casseroles or bowls for an elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika for added color.

Pairing Recommendations

Eggs curry pairs well with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad. A side of chutney or pickles can also complement the flavors of the curry.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover eggs curry in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 275


Carbohydrates: 20g


Total Fat: 15g

Saturated Fat: 3g


Protein: 15g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 10%

Vitamin C: 6%

Calcium: 20%

Iron: 8%


Contains: Eggs, Almonds, Milk


Eggs curry is a rich source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. However, it is also high in fat and carbohydrates, so it should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Eggs curry is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is perfect for any meal of the day. With a rich and creamy curry sauce and tender hard-boiled eggs, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy it with rice, bread, or on its own for a delicious and comforting meal.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day and I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Patel. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was greeted by the most mouth-watering aroma. Mrs. Patel was busy stirring a pot on the stove, and when she saw me, she smiled and said, "I'm making eggs curry, would you like to learn how to make it?"

I eagerly agreed, and Mrs. Patel began to show me the steps. She explained that eggs curry was a dish that her mother used to make for her when she was a child, and that it was a family favorite. As she added the spices and stirred the curry, the kitchen filled with a fragrant blend of cumin, coriander, and turmeric.

I watched intently as Mrs. Patel cracked the eggs into the curry and let them simmer until they were perfectly cooked. The dish was simple yet flavorful, and I couldn't wait to try it for myself.

After we had finished cooking, Mrs. Patel served the eggs curry with steamed rice and homemade chapatis. The combination of flavors was absolutely divine, and I couldn't help but ask for the recipe.

Mrs. Patel graciously shared the recipe with me, and I hurried home to try it out for myself. From that day on, eggs curry became a staple in my kitchen. I would make it for my family and friends, and it quickly became a beloved dish in our household.

Over the years, I have made a few tweaks to the recipe, adding my own personal touches and experimenting with different spices. Each time I make eggs curry, I am reminded of that summer day in Mrs. Patel's kitchen, and the joy of learning a new recipe from a dear friend.

As I sit down to write out the recipe for eggs curry, I can't help but reflect on the many recipes that I have collected over the years. Some have been passed down through generations, while others have been shared with me by friends and neighbors. Each recipe holds a special place in my heart, as they are a testament to the love and generosity of those who have shared them with me.

I believe that cooking is more than just preparing food – it is a way to connect with others, to share stories and memories, and to create something beautiful that nourishes both the body and the soul. And so, as I continue to cook and share my recipes with others, I am reminded of the power of food to bring people together and to create lasting bonds.

I hope that you enjoy making eggs curry as much as I do, and that it brings joy and warmth to your kitchen as it has to mine. Remember to savor each bite, and to cherish the memories that come with each recipe. Happy cooking!


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