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Spicy Egg Thokku | Muttai Thokku

Egg Thokku
Egg being my family favourite, I love to experiment many spicy recipes with eggs. Eggs are beaten and cooked in idli vessel. Fry the onions, add freshly ground masala followed by cooked eggs. A simple, tasty and spicy side dish. This egg thokku is served as a side dish to Rice. It also goes with chapati /roti. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Spicy Egg Thokku - Muttai Thokku.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yields: 2 servings.

Spicy Egg Thokku

Table 1 : To Grind
Fennel seeds1/2 tsp
Red Chillies5
Chopped Ginger1/2 tsp
Chopped Garlic1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stickSmall
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Shredded coconut1 tbsp
Tomato Medium size1

Table 2:
Oil1 tbsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves3-5
Onions1/2 Cup
Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing


  • Grind fennel seeds, red chilies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric powder, shredded coconut and tomato into smooth paste by adding enough water in blender/mixie. 

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  • Beat 3 eggs and cook the eggs in idli vessel. Remove from idli vessel, cut into small pieces and keep it ready. 

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  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add curry leaves followed by chopped onions. Fry till onions turn translucent. 

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  • Add the ground mixture and 1/2 cup water. Allow the tomato mixture to cook till raw smell goes off.  Add eggs and fry for 2-3 mins. Switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves. 

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Spicy Egg Thokku
Spicy Egg Thokku From South India

Adjust red chillies to your taste.


  1. Very new to me .will try soon . Thanku for sharing

  2. Very lovely and delicious egg thokku, thanks for sharing....

  3. Wow that's new to me and looks delicious:)

  4. Eggs my fav too but I think I have to cut down consuming too much of it. Yet I am loving this thokku. Its great, delicious and appreciated because I know what to do with eggs for the next round of side dish at home.

  5. Sounds new to me and looks delicious and yummy.

  6. The egg thokku look really good and delicious Nithya.. Lovely clicks too :-)

  7. I do almost the same way but instead of crumbling i'll go for egg cubes, delicious thokku.

  8. This recipe sounds new....looks yum....

  9. Can you make this when we meet sometime? Looks so so delicious. The word thokku, makes me think of spicy and Andhra cuisines. SO, I know this would be so yummy.

  10. I tried today for dinner with chapathi it's comes out very well.. Finally I got a new recipe


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