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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Egg Omlette Kuzhambu | Muttai Omlette Kuzhambu

Muttai Kuzhambu

Eggs are rich source of proteins. Eggs contains almost every essential minerals and vitamins needed by humans. Egg Kuzhambu is a South Indian gravy served as a side dish to Rice. It goes well with chappati /roti also. The best part of this kuzhambu is to break the eggs and add directly to the gravy, but still the egg maintains its shape and won't scramble. 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
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:
1 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp
Onion(Finely chopped)
1/2 Cup
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. 

  •  Add onions.Fry till onions turn translucent. Add tomatoes and turmeric powder.Fry it in medium flame till tomatoes turn mushy. 

  • 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.   

  •  Take oil from table 2 and heat it in aflat bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they splutter add finely chopped onion. salt and fry till onions turn translucent.

  •  Once the onion turn translucent add ground mixture and add 1.5 cups of water.  Break eggs and directly add to gravy. Add eggs one by one .Allow the gravy to boil and simmer it for 5 mins. 
  • When the gravy thickens and eggs are cooked, add salt if needed. Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy it with rice or chappathi.
Muttai Kuzhambu / Muttai Kolambu / Muttai gravy / South Indian Egg gravy /Egg Kuzhambu
Muttai Kuzhambu

  • Ginger and garlic can be replaced by ginger garlic paste
  • Red chillies can be replaced by chilli powder


  1. Super muttai kuzhambu, very delicious and yummy...

  2. My mom prepares the same way as you does but she won't add coconut... Great clicks... When unget time drop at my place...

  3. it looks delicious..i used to prepare egg curry with hard boiled eggs..never tried this..ll try soon:)

  4. Sometimes I wonder what my life will be without eggs, so much so I had to cut down consuming them. Ahhh!! Egg curry is so fabulous and because we always have stock of eggs and most of the spices at home, this is a must try.

  5. Hey this is nice an quick!! i loved your idea of adding the eggs without boiling...saves a lot of time..

  6. Looks delicious and fabulous Nithya :-)

  7. Fingerlicking kuzhambu, drooling here..


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