Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (2024)

by Akila 32 Comments

Spicy Egg Masala / Muttai Masala is a great side dish for a nor roti or chappathi or even Rice. Actually, I am not a big fan of egg and even, do not cook egg dishes so often in our family. But my hubby is a great fan of egg. At least for him, I cook egg once a while, when I get mood… poor hubby.

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This recipe “Egg Masala” is from my college friend’s mother who is a great cook. She used to boil the eggs, chop them in to small cubes and mix with the masala and gives to us when we go to their house. oohhh tastes really awesome. But my hubby loves the whole boiled egg and so, I changed her version a bit. Soon will post her version too without any change.

This Spicy Egg Masala is a spicy version. If you want less spicy, you can reduce the spiciness. ( See notes ). This goes as a good side dish for any kind of dishes. There is also a version, with addition of coconut milk, which I will post later.

If you like egg recipes, then do check my other egg recipes below. Also you can check the list of Non-veg recipes collection.

  • French Toast
  • Muttai Kurma / Egg Kurma
  • Egg Biryani
  • Egg Podimas / Scrambled egg
  • Egg and Capsicum Gravy
  • Egg Balchao

Here we go to the Spicy Egg Masala recipe…

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How to make Spicy Egg Masala

Preparation time: 30 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves:5
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients

  • Eggs – 4
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – 1
  • Cloves – 5
  • Star anise – 1
  • Fennel seeds – 1/6th tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli – 3
  • Onion – 2 big (chopped finely)
  • Tomato – 2 big (chopped finely)
  • Mustard seeds – 2 pinch
  • Urud dal – 1/5th tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed

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Method to make spicy egg masala

1. Boil the eggs. [Inorder to prevent the eggs from breaking while boiling, add a pinch of salt. (This is my MIL tip and I am following it) ].

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2. Remove the out skin.

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3. Make a vertical slit as shown. Like wise do 4 to 5 slits in a egg without breaking it. Do the same for rest of the eggs and keep aside.

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4. Take all the spices, onion and tomato and keep ready.

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5. In a kadai/vessel or pan, add oil and when hot, add the spices, fry for a min and the red chilli, and half of the onion and the tomatoes.

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6. Saute the onions till translucent and add the tomatoes till they becomes mushy.

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7. When the onions andtomatoes has reached the consistency as below, allow it to cool for a while.

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Transfer it to the food processor or a mixer grinder and grind to a fine paste as shown. Keep is aside.

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8. Now in the same vessel, add 1 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, urud dal, curry leaves, remaining onion and saute for a while.

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9. When the onions turns soft, add in the ground paste. It is is too thick, add little water and allow to boil.

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10. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.

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11. Add the garam masala and cook in low flame.

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The oil stars oozing out the corners.

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12. Add the hard boiled eggs and try to add the masala inside the slits of the eggs. Mix carefully and take care not to break the eggs.

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13. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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14. Serve hot with plain rice, rasam satham, or roti.

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Recipe to make spicy egg masala

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Egg Masala / Muttai Masala

This Egg Masalais a spicy version. If you want less spicy, you can reduce the spiciness. ( See notes ). This goes as a good side dish for any kind of dishes. There is also a version, with addition of coconut milk

Course:Side Dish

Cuisine:Indian

Keyword:egg masala, muttai masala

Servings: 5

Calories: 400 kcal

Author: Akila

Ingredients

  • Eggs - 4
  • Oil - 3 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Cloves- 5
  • Star anise - 1
  • Fennel seeds - 1/6th tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli - 3
  • Onion - 2 bigchopped finely
  • Tomato - 2 bigchopped finely
  • Mustard seeds - 2 pinch
  • Urud dal - 1/5th tspT
  • urmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed

Instructions

  1. Boil the eggs. [Inorder to prevent the eggs from breaking while boiling, add a pinch of salt. (This is my MIL tip and I am following it) ].

  2. Remove the out skin.

  3. Make a vertical slit as shown. Like wise do 4 to 5 slits in a egg without breaking it. Do the same for rest of the eggs and keep aside.

  4. Take all the spices, onion and tomato and keep ready.

  5. In a kadai/vessel or pan, add oil and when hot, add the spices, fry for a min and the red chilli, and half of the onion and the tomatoes.

  6. Saute the onions till translucent and add the tomatoes till they becomes mushy.

  7. When the onions and tomatoes has reached the consistency as below, allow it to cool for a while.Transfer it to the food processor or a mixer grinder and grind to a fine paste as shown. Keep is aside.

  8. Now in the same vessel, add 1 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, urud dal, curry leaves, remaining onion and saute for a while.

  9. When the onions turns soft, add in the ground paste. It is is too thick, add little water and allow to boil.

  10. 10. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.

  11. 11. Add the garam masala and cook in low flame.The oil stars oozing out the corners.

  12. 12. Add the hard boiled eggs and try to add the masala inside the slits of the eggs. Mix carefully and take care not to break the eggs.

  13. 13. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes

Check the below notes

Notes:
You can reduce the spiciness by reducing the red chillies or reducing the pepper while grinding.

*Originally post on June 2013, Post updated with recipe details

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  1. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (23)Pratishtha says

    Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (24)
    Lovely recipe, beautiful images. I am a big fan of spices. Looks really delicious. Going to give it a try!

    Reply

    • Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (25)Akila says

      Thanks a lot 😊🙏🏽

      Reply

  2. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (26)sushmita pandit says

    beautifulshot…love the colours of the gravy….awesome.

    Reply

  3. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (27)Nisha says

    Loved this curry ,bookmarked

    Reply

  4. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (28)Honey says

    Akila this looks INSANE! OMG.. Love this recipe.. so mouthwatering. Bookmarking, thanks for sharing, I'm gonna make it for my hubby next weekend or in the coming weeks. 🙂

    Reply

  5. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (29)Mahi says

    Tempting dish Akila! I do follow almost this method, but add more water and make it as a kuzhambu!

    Reply

  6. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (30)Guru Wadhwa says

    wow, i remember those times when my chef friend ravi used to cook this kind of egg curry for me in b'lore 🙂 thanks for sharing wonderful recipe Akila !

    Reply

  7. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (31)Saranya Balaji says

    so tempting pic…lip smacking curry…

    Reply

  8. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (32)Sri Love says

    Perfect with 2 plates of rice now! Egg masala looks super delicious dear 🙂

    Reply

  9. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (33)Sangeetha Nambi says

    Super tempting… Bookmarked !

    Reply

  10. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (34)Sabby D says

    SOooo delicious!!! love the pics as well….Food Fun Freak

    Reply

  11. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (35)Nilu A says

    Wow! Yummy and spicy egg masala Akila 🙂

    Reply

  12. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (36)PT says

    hot and spicy recipe 🙂

    Reply

  13. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (37)Nithya Naveen says

    Very tempting curry.. Perfectly slitted and the masala have blended well

    Reply

  14. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (38)divya says

    Super delicious !! looks so inviting !!

    Reply

  15. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (39)Vidya Chandrahas says

    Tempting, delicious egg masala…neat presentation and nice clicks.

    Reply

  16. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (40)Angie Schneider says

    Looks really really flavourful!

    Reply

  17. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (41)Priya Suresh says

    The colour of the dish itself is very pleasing and attractive,delicious egg masala.

    Reply

  18. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (42)Divya Shivaraman says

    inviting egg curry…loved the colour

    Reply

  19. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (43)Shruti Dhingra Wahi says

    Looks so tempting !!!
    Loved the colour of the masala 🙂

    Reply

  20. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (44)Shabbu says

    Tempting egg masala..yummy..

    Reply

  21. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (45)Priya Anandakumar says

    Super delicious lovely egg masala, lovely clicks

    Reply

  22. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (47)OurJaipur.Com says

    I love Eggs. . . It looks Yummy. . .

    Reply

  23. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (48)Sona S says

    the masala looks very delicious.

    Reply

  24. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (49)techie2mom says

    The Egg Masala looks divine!! Great recipe, Akila…

    Reply

  25. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (51)Rani's gourmet says

    tempting one…we prepare this very often 🙂

    Reply

  26. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (52)Rafeeda AR says

    the masala looks delicious…

    Reply

  27. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (53)Navaneetham Krishnan says

    Each and everyone of us at home just need eggs, whether its scrambled, fried, boiled, into curries etc etc.

    Stunning curry and nice way of slitting the eggs for the masala to submerge into the gravy.

    Reply

  28. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (54)Premas Culinary says

    delicious masala,wanna have it rite now:)

    Reply

  29. Spicy Egg Masala | Muttai Masala | Egg Recipes - Learning-to-cook (55)Sunanda says

    Egg masala look delicious. loved the spicy thick gravy..

    Reply

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FAQs

What is the difference between egg curry and egg masala? ›

Egg curry masala is a blend of spices that is specifically formulated to enhance the flavours of egg curries. It adds depth, aroma, and a hint of heat to the dish. While there can be variations in the specific ingredients used, here is a common recipe for egg curry masala: Coriander seeds.

Is egg masala good for health? ›

Egg curry is highly nutritious food, especially for children as it is loaded with proteins, calcium, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals which is much needed for healthy growth. Added to that, eggs are the only food source that naturally contains Vitamin D essential for calcium absorption and bone development.

What is egg masala powder? ›

It is a blend of a wide range of spices, like cumin and cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, anistar, fennel and many more, which gives this blend a complex aroma and flavour.

How many calories are in egg curry? ›

How many calories does one serving of Egg Curry Recipe have? One serving (140 grams) of Egg Curry Recipe gives 208 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 21 calories, proteins account for 31 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 155 calories.

What is the difference between masala and tikka masala? ›

Tikka is grilled or roasted meat marinated in yoghurt or spiced base before being cooked on skewers. Masala is a sauce made with cream, yoghurt, tomatoes, or spices to add flavour to the food.

How do you reduce the bitterness in egg curry? ›

The basic and simplest thing to reduce bitterness caused by burnt masala is to add some dairy product like milk cream or some milk or curd and little bit of sugar….. Add some sweet substance whether it may be sugar or jaggery or honey etc .

Is too much masala bad for you? ›

In some people, garam masala leads to diarrhoea and vomiting. Bloating is another problem that some people may face when they consume too much of garam masala.

What are the disadvantages of egg powder? ›

A possible disadvantage of powder compared with liquid egg is a loss of 'fresh flavor' and a loss of certain functional properties such as aerating power, unless treated with nonreducing sugars prior to heating.

What does masala do to your body? ›

Drinking masala chai after a meal can help promote healthy digestion and prevent digestive problems such as bloating, constipation, and indigestion. Cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, making it particularly beneficial for people with diabetes.

What is the Indian seasoning that tastes like eggs? ›

Kala namak (or black salt) is a sulphurous salt used in Indian cooking, and is what gives this seasoning its signature flavour. Kala namak can be found in the Asian section of most large grocery stores, or through online shops such as Amazon.

How do you cook with egg powder? ›

Using dried powdered eggs in baking is actually easier than using fresh eggs. No egg shells to crack and discard. Just mix the dried egg powder with other dry ingredients and mix the appropriate amount of water with the liquid ingredients.

Why do restaurants use powdered eggs? ›

In fact, many restaurants prefer to use powdered eggs over fresh eggs, mainly because when compared to buying fresh eggs in bulk, powdered eggs are far cheaper and have a much longer shelf life.

What is the lowest calorie curry dish? ›

Any Indian curries that are tomato-based, like tandoori, madras, jalfrezi, rogan and bhuna, are the lowest in calories. They average around 200-300 calories. If you want an even healthier option, consider a sauce-free dish like fish tikka (which is only 180 calories).

How many calories are in 2 eggs? ›

An average serving size of two eggs contains only 148 calories or 620 kilojoules – roughly the same as two apples.

How many calories are in 2 boiled eggs? ›

There are 154 calories in 2 large Boiled Egg. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.

What is the difference between masala and curry? ›

Ultimately both curry powder and masala are blended spice mixes that can be added to food to pack a spicy and aromatic kick. In the end, the difference boils down to the different mix of spices, masala being more of a warming aromatic blend and curry powder being more of an earthy blend.

What is the difference between masala and curry sauce? ›

Curry doesn't necessarily contain any ground spices but relies on chilli peppers, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves and peppercorns for flavour. The word Masala, on the other hand, means spice mix. It refers to a spice mix of ground seeds like coriander and cumin.

What is egg curry made of? ›

Egg curry is a comforting Indian dish of curried eggs. It is basically made with hard boiled eggs, onions, tomatoes, whole & ground spices and herbs. Indian cuisine is very diverse and an egg curry is made in several ways, with recipes varying by state and even by family.

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Chicken tikka masala has more protein and less fat (7 grams) than chicken curry (4 grams) because chicken curry contains ghee or oil, whereas chicken-tikka masala does not. And that probably explains why people like it so much!

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