Egg Slice Masala

Egg Slice Masala

Egg Slice Masala

You will find many egg recipes on the blog since I keep trying out different varieties of egg curries (away from the routine) as a side with rice or rotis. Last week, I prepared an egg curry with a twist. Egg Slice Masala is a gravy based dish where hard boiled eggs are sliced, shallow fried and simmered in a spicy, tangy and fragrant onion-tomato base. It is a slightly labor intensive dish since there is a bit of preparation work going into it. But worth the effort for all those egg lover’s out there.

Egg Slice Curry

Egg Slice Masala

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  eggs


  •   Eggs - 6, hard boiled, peeled and sliced
  •   Onion - 1, large, finely chopped
  •   Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  •   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  •   Tomato - 1, finely chopped
  •   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  •   Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  •   Coriander powder - 3/4 tbsp
  •   Cumin powder - pinch
  •   Fennel seed powder - pinch
  •   Garam masala powder - pinch
  •   Tamarind paste - 1/2 tbsp, optional
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Coriander leaves - 1 1/2 tbsps, finely chopped
  •   Oil - 3 to 4 tbsps oil
  •   For coating of egg slices:
  •   Eggs - 2, lightly beaten
  •   Milk - 4 tbsps
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

Method for making Egg Slice Masala

Heat 2 tbsps olive oil in a large saucepan. Mix all the ingredients called for 'coating' of egg slices in a shallow bowl. Add few egg slices in this mixture and coat on both sides. Place each coated egg slice in the hot oil (spacing them well) and cook on both sides till lightly browned. Remove onto a plate and keep aside. Repeat with the rest of the egg slices.
In a heavy bottomed vessel, add the left over oil (after shallow frying) and heat. Add more oil if required. Add chopped onions and saute for 4 mts. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 3 mts. Add curry leaves and mix.
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, fennel seed powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and mix. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for 4 mts or till oil separates.
Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and add the tamarind paste and fried egg slices and place lid. Cook on simmer for 8-10 mts.
Add the garam masla powder and mix. Cook without lid till you achieve the desired gravy consistency.
Turn off flame, remove into serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice, flavored rice or rotis.


  •   You can add a tsp of cashew nut paste towards the end of the cooking process for a richer taste.


South Indian food boasts of a variety of egg recipes to go with rice. Try Egg slice masala which makes a perfect side with flavored rice and rotis too.
  • ojaswini

    Sounds yummy…will try this out in weekend.

  • Shobana

    I love egg curry..Looks delicious…Have u mentioned tamarind paste in ingridients section? Do we need to add it or optional.?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Tamarind is optional.

  • Sumi

    How do you make fennel powder? By roasted fennel first then grinding it to a powder or just grind it without any roasting? Thank you

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Lightly roast fennel seeds for 2 mts and cool. Grind to a fine powder.

      • Sumi

        Thank you!!!

  • Poorni Kh

    nice recipe.. but tamarind is not mentioned in ingredients? is it required?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Its optional.

  • ruchikacooks

    Egg curry looks spicy and delicious, will try it with pooris!

  • ruchikacooks

    Egg curry looks spicy and delicious, will try it with pooris!

  • Priya

    Such a droolworthy masala, inviting me seriously.

  • prabha

    ooh slurp.. soo tempting..

  • Manasa Murty

    Yum!! I am making this tonight:) Thanks for the yummy recipe!!
    hope ur having a good weekend!


  • fireball58

    Sailu, you rule! I want to make all of your recipes (sub veggies for the meat ones)

  • Manjusha

    I Had tried this yesterday for lunch.. and we loved it to the core ๐Ÿ™‚ .. I do regularly trying your recipes at home..You Rock Sailu ji ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Guest

    Kodi Guddu Pulusu!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Riya Pcool

    picture looks delish

  • Reshma Raveendran

    I made this .. it was fabulous! keep up the good work!

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  • rachna

    Hi Sailu . Tried it . loved it. Would like you to answer one query though! What does one do with the egg and milk wash we had dipped the boiled eggs into?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Make an omelette and cut into pieces and add to the curry.

      • sukumar gupta

        Thanks for the post. I try cooking different variety on the weekends. I hope I am going to enjoy the dish today.

  • Rahul Singh

    ur site is great it gives knowledge about all types of cooking

  • justeat33

    wow yummy recipe i love boiled eggs nice recipe with boiled eggs i loved it……………..

  • Soumya

    I am always looking out for egg gravy recipes…this looks delicious…Would try this week! Thanks

  • swetha

    Hello Sailu.I tried this recipe.Came out very well.Very tasty.Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Manasa Murty

    Saw this before but revisited so i can make it tonight:)

  • Anon

    Just a suggestion. Do not use olive oil for high temperature cooking. It will disintegrate into unhealthy fats. Indian cooking does not support olive oil mostly. Sauting the eggs lightly can be done in olive oil though

  • kapil

    Can i use cumim seeds insted of powder?

  • kranthi

    thanks a lot….my husband made it for me…tastes good and i loved it….thanks again sailu…