Egg Masala (Egg Thokku) | South Indian Egg Recipes

Egg Masala
I've been making this egg masala(muttai masala) since the day I got hold of this recipe. We loved it for the burst of masala flavours with a thick and hot gravy perfect to pair it with rice or even any mild pulaos like jeera pulao / peas pulao. Through the days, I've adjusted the recipe according to our taste buds and last time I made it specifically to click and post it here. For a chettinad based egg gravy check here .

Egg Masala Recipe

Egg Masala Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Reference: Ramya Cooks

Eggs - 3
Onion - 1 medium sized
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinchl
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

To roast and grind:

Oil - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1 big
Dry Red Chillies - 2 to 3
Small Onion - 10
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cinammon - 1/4 inch piece
Green cardamom - 1/2
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tspp
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp


  1. Boil eggs for few mins. Break open and remove the shell carefully. Slit the eggs with a knife on all sides, dont slit it deep inside.Set aside.
    How to make egg masala - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a pan - add the ingredients under 'to roast & grind' saute till onions turn golden brown and tomatoes turn mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make egg masala - Step2
  3. Cool down and grind to a semi fine paste.set aside. Heat oil in pan - add mustard seeds and curry leaves let the mustard seeds crackle.Add ginger garlic paste , onion fry till golden brown.
    How to make egg masala - Step3
  4. Then add the masala paste and fry for 2 mins.Then sprinkle little water, add required salt and allow it to boil until it forms a gravy. Meanwhile take the eggs add it to a seperate pan along with red chilli, garam masala and turmeric powder.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  5. Fry the eggs till the masala is coated well on all sides, dont fry for long.Add the fried egg to the masala and simmer to for 2mins for the masala to blend well. Then add coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make egg masala - Step3
Serve it with hot steamed rice and sambar.
Egg Thokku

My Notes:

Egg Thokku Recipe

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