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Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu | Egg Kuzhambu

Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu                                        Egg is rich source of proteins. Mutttai Kuzhambu is a south indian masala gravy prepared by cooking egg in authentic indian spices. It can be served as a side dish to rice, idly, dosa or chappathi.  Freshly ground spicy masala is prepared and added to kuzhambu. It can be prepared either with boiled eggs or just by breaking the eggs and adding to gravy. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Egg gravy - Muttai Kuzhambu.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                25 mins
Ready in :                   35 mins
Yields :                         4 Servings
 Egg Kuzhambu

Table 1: To Roast and Grind
1 tbsp
Ginger chopped
1.5 tbsp
Garlic cloves
Black Pepper 
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Coriander seeds
2 tsp
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Red Chillies
Onions chopped
1/2 Cup
Tomato chopped               
1/2 Cup

Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Shredded coconut
3 tbsp
Mint leaves                           

Table 2:
2 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp
Onion(Finely chopped)
1/2 Cup
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves chopped  
2 stalks

  • Heat Oil in the pan and add cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, black pepper, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon  and red chillies. When they splutter,add ginger garlic.Fry till raw smell goes off. 
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  •  Add onions.Fry till onions turn translucent. Add tomatoes and turmeric powder.Fry it in medium flame till tomatoes turn mushy. 
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  • Lastly add shredded coconut, mint leaves and salt. Switch off the stove and allow the mixture to cool down. Grind the mixture by adding enough water and keep it ready.   
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  •  Take oil from table 2 and heat it in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they splutter add finely chopped onion and fry till onions turn translucent.
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  •  Once the onion turn translucent add ground mixture and add 1.5 cups of water. Allow the gravy to boil and break eggs and directly add to gravy. Add eggs one by one .Simmer it for 5 mins. When the gravy turns thicken and eggs are cooked, add salt if needed. Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy it with rice or chappathi.
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Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu | Egg Kuzhambu
Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu | Egg Kuzhambu

  • Ginger and garlic can be replaced by ginger garlic paste
  • Red chillies can be replaced by chilli powder
  • Instead of breaking the eggs and adding to gravy directly, we can use boiled eggs.
  • For authentic south Indian egg curry, replace onions with shallots.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent. Best food I've eaten in two weeks. Thanks so much.


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