Alright, Egg curry is South Indian comfort food, and is similar to the Thai red curry. But egg curry is a bit different and requires less thought and time for me. It is a melding of flavors in a simple yet strong way with some spice, of course. Egg curry is a staple in my home, as it requires few vegetables and ingredients.
- 4 eggs, boiled/steamed and peeled or tofu
- 1/2 tsp cumin/jeera seeds
- 1/2 large onion
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 to 1 c water
- 2-3 tbsp evaporated milk*
Boil or steam your eggs until they boil, turn the heat off, and let sit for about 10 minutes. Then remove, cool them, and try pealing them successfully unlike me.
While your eggs are cooking, slice your onions, and chop your tomatoes into small cubes.
Heat some oil or ghee in a pan, add the cumin seeds, and let them splatter/pop. Now add your onions before the cumin burns. Add some salt to taste, and it will help the onions cook faster. Cook onions for about 5 minutes.
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for around 2 minutes before throwing in the tomatoes. When cooking your tomatoes, you want them to become mushy and break down; you can help expedite this process by adding water while you cook them.
Now add your spices and combine. Cook for another 2 minutes or so; then add the water to make everything into a gravy of sorts.
Now I add in my eggs that demonstrate my inability to peel. You can also fry the eggs in a skillet before you throw them in, and that makes them even tastier. But, that doesn’t work well with messed up eggs like how I did them this time.
Ok, you can be done completely at this point or like me, if you added to much chili powder, you can add some milk/cream/tahini to make your curry creamier and less spicy!
Serve by itself, with rice, or like I did with some yummy parathas (kind of a croissant tortilla) that I’ve been meaning to eat. Enjoy!
*Milk is totally optional, and if you want to substitute some spice you can, but it will definitely change the flavor. As always though, use what you have!