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Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu (Chettinad Egg Curry)

Jayashree's picture
Different types of egg curry is made in chettinad. Mostly if it is for lunch poondu vengaya kuzhambu is made and egg is added in the end. In this curry egg will get the hot and sour taste of the gravy.
  Boiled egg 4
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Tomato 1
  Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Chili powder/Sambar powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coconut 3 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seed 1 Teaspoon
  Cashewnut 1 Teaspoon

Boil the eggs. Make a small split in the middle.
Grind the coconut paste.
Keep the kadai in the stove. In a teaspoon of oil season the curry with a teaspoon of fennel seed, a green chili and curry leaf.
Add the onion and garlic pieces and sauté well. Now add the chopped ginger pieces and sauté that too for few minutes.
Finally add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomato pieces get cooked.
Now add the chili powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Mix well. Be careful that the powder doesn’t get burned.
Now add 2 cups of water and the salt needed. Keep the stove in medium flame and allow the curry to get cooked and reduce to ½ the quantity. Now mix the grounded coconut in a cup of water and add to the curry. Cook for 5 minutes. You will find the gravy thickening due to the cashews in the masala.
Now add the boiled egg into the curry and cook for 5 more minutes in medium fire. The tasty egg curry is ready and thanks to Solai's chettinadu recipes for this wonderful recipe.

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Main Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Chettinad Egg Curry

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tanya3286's picture
What did u garnish this with?? it looks fabulous! isn't this a south Indian recipe cuz i think i have heard the name chettinad recipe before... is it a place in south India??
Jayashree's picture
I have garnished this with curry leaves which we get in Indian grocery stores.
shantihhh's picture
Tanya-yes Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Chettinad is known for its Culinary delicacies essentially spicy dishes. A typical meal consists of cooked dhal, eggplant (brinjal) curry, drumstick sambar, ghee for flavouring rice, and sweet meats like payasam and paal paniyaram. "Kara kolambu" is a highly regarded south Indian sambar. Lovely cuisine!
Chetinad food's picture
This is a good recipe. I am not sure whether this chef is related to Solai. I follow Solai's recipe, she is a specialist in authentic Chetinad food. Ingredients, directions and even this recipe picture is a copy of the picture posted in Solai's website long ago..
solai's picture
I am shocked to see that my blog has been copied and published here without my permission.I dont want this to be continued.If you want to provide your readers good chettinad recipes you can link to my blog rather than copying somebody's work.Hope this will stop here solai
Jayashree's picture
First of all, sorry for copy pasting your own recipe and copying the photo, actually i tried your recipe and out came out very good, that's why i copied it, sorry for doing this, in future i will not copy your recipes.
iswarya's picture
That is good Jayashree.Happy to know that you liked my recipe.You can always give a link if you want jayashree.very happy that you immediately admitted your mistake solai
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