Kerala Egg Roast

Egg Roast ~ Nadan Kerala Style

egg roast
Egg Roast with Appam ~ Kerala style breakfast

Those of you who have been following my blog for sometime will know how much our family loves eggs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I prepared Egg roast in typical Kerala style along with Vegetable stew to go with Appam.

This egg roast recipe comes straight from the kitchen of a Keralite home cook par excellence. I happened to relish it at a friend’s home during a visit to Kerala last year. His mother served Nadan (traditional home style) egg roast over a bed of pure white lacy appams which was polished off the plate in minutes. She was amused with my enthusiasm to learn more about the egg roast which according to her is really not much of a recipe. I love this Kerala style egg dish for the immense flavor and simplicity of the recipe and it goes to my list of favorite Indian egg recipes. The onions need to be sliced and not chopped and the egg roast does use a lot of onions. The onions need to be caramalized to a light brown shade before adding the spices. You could add few tablespoons of coconut milk towards the end of the cooking process to mellow down the kick of the fiery spices like black pepper and red chili powder.

nadan egg roast
Nadan Egg Roast

Kerala Egg Roast

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  eggs


  •   Eggs - 4, hard boil, peel and make small slits lengthwise
  •   Onion - 2, large, sliced
  •   Green chilies - 2, slit
  •   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  •   Tomato - 2, large, chopped
  •   Red chili powder - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  •   Black pepper power - 1/2 tsp
  •   Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  •   Garam masala powder - pinch
  •   Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Oil - 2-3 tbsps

Method for making Kerala Egg Roast

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add sliced onions and green chilies and saute for 7-8 mts. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 4 mts.
Add curry leaves, red chili powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and salt and mix.
Add the sliced tomatoes and saute for 6 mts. Add 1/4 cup of water and boiled eggs, place lid and simmer for 8-9 mts.
Remove lid , add garam masala powder and continue to cook for 2-3 mts and turn off flame. Remove to a serving bowl. Serve with appam, idiyappam or chapati.


  •   2-3 tbsps of fresh coconut milk can be added at the end of the cooking process to reduce the spice.


Egg roast with Appam is the best breakfast food combination among Kerala style recipes. Nadan egg roast is flavorful and one of the best Indian egg dishes.
  • charvika

    so simple..Yummy Yummy eggs!!

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  • callen

    Darn, I am fresh out of idiyappam, appam and chapati.

  • Uma

    when we should add Garam masala powder

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Have updated the recipe. Add it just before turning off the flame. Mix well and serve.

  • rachna

    Tried this recipe twice. Need I say we loved it with hot chappatis.

  • Nancy Chandran

    Hi Sailu,
    Sorry for not writing to you earlier. Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful receipes. Really enjoyed
    most of them specially Kerala Egg Roast making once a week is must as it is very tasty and myself and
    my husband both enjoy it. It is also very easy to make. Thank you once again and looking forward to your
    more easy receipes in the future. Nancy Chandran

  • Anuraag

    I just came to the US to do my masters with absolutely no cooking knowledge and i must say ur blog is an absolute life saver …. !!! … Loved the egg curry .. !!! .. Keep blogging … !!

  • Pankhuri

    can you please say which spices will go in garam masala and in what proportion?

  • joythi

    Finally my egg roast is turning out good after finding your recipe..! Thanks a lot for sharing.I have already tried this thrice…love making this again and again..:)

  • Nio

    yummy…i am loving your recipe… :

  • Regin

    Great. Finally we were able to master really good Egg roast with that authentic very dark carmelized onions (came out even darker than the image here which was due to at least 15-20 mins of sauting – yummy just like we get in kerala restaurants!) Will be trying more of your recipes. Thanks!