Muttai Kara Kuzhambu

Of all the dishes in the Chettinad style who are famous for their kuzhambu's -- a type of indian sambhar, and one such recipe is the Spicy Egg Gravy also called as Muttai Kara Kuzhambu

Ingredients

Hard boiled eggs 6 , slightly slit at 3
Tamarind paste 1 Teaspoon (thick)
Red onion 1 Large , finely chopped
Garlic 1 Large , semi crushed (peeled)
Tomato 1 Large , chopped
Jaggery/Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Rice flour 1 Teaspoon
Sesame oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Chana dal 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Urad dal 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Dried red chilies 5

Directions

In a bowl have the slitted eggs aside.

In a deep pan heat few spoons of oil. Add garlic, fry till its raw smell goes off. Further add onions, fry till they turn to golden brown color. Now add tomatoes, fry them till they loose their water content.

Now add salt, turmeric, chili powder, sugar and rice powder. Blend them together.

Later add tamarind paste and 2 cups of water. Cover and cook over medium flame.

Once the gravy consolidates add eggs to it. Allow it to boil once or twice.

In a separate pan, heat oil. Add mustard, cumin, asafoetida, fenugreek, chenna dal, urad dal, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Let them pop and splutter well. Run this seasoning over the gravy.

Serve this along with plain steamed rice.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 726Calories from Fat 595

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g103.4%

Saturated Fat 10.98 g54.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 362.6 mg

Sodium 247.6 mg10.32%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.51 g22%

Sugars 9.6 g

Protein 15 g29.2%

Vitamin A 30.5% Vitamin C 27.8%

Calcium 9.5% Iron 15.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet