Fennel-flavored Egg Curry

I just got word that my blog, Sailu’s Kitchen, has made it to the top 10 food blogs for the home cook by Times Online. I’m both honored and humbled. Do check out the other wonderful food blogs for the home cook mentioned in the article and top 10 food blogs from around the world.

Fennel flavored Egg Curry

My recipe files contain close to a few hundred egg curry recipes. Our family is fond of eggs and are an integral part of our daily meals especially breakfast. Whenever I venture out to make an egg curry, I try to prepare a recipe that I haven’t made earlier. One of our favorite is a fennel (saunf) flavored egg curry that goes great with rotis. The addition of coconut, tomatoes and garam masala lend the curry body and a myriad of flavors.

Fennel flavored Egg Curry Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves 4 persons



4 boiled eggs, cut into halves

2 onions, chopped

1 green chilli

2 tomatoes, chopped

4-5 tbsps fresh coconut

3/4th tsp fennel seeds/saunf pwd

1 tsp coriander pwd

1 tsp red chilli pwd

1/4 tsp garam masala pwd (2 cloves, 1″ cinnamon, 1 elaichi)

coriander leaves for garnish

salt to taste

2 tbsps oil

1 Heat half a tbsp of oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add half of the onions and green chilli and saute till transparent. Add a few tbsps of chopped tomatoes and saute further for another 4 mts. Remove from heat, cool and grind to a paste along with grated coconut.
2 In the same vessel add the remaining oil, add the remaining chopped onions and saute till transparent. Add saunf pwd, coriander pwd and salt and combine. Add the ground masala paste and cook for 4-5 mts. Add the remaining chopped tomatoes and cook for 3-4 mts. Add a little less than a cup of water and bring to boil.
4 Add the boiled egg halves and let it cook in this masala for 5-6 mts on medium flame. Reduce flame and cook till you get the desired curry consistency.
5 Add garam masala pwd and coriander leaves. Turn off heat and serve hot with rotis or white rice.

Fennel-flavored Egg Curry

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  eggs


  • Shruthi Reddy

    Congrats Sailu, you sure deserve to be on the Top 10 list. I have eaten Chicken curry with fennel seeds. I will try this one with eggs, am sure it will be good as all your recipes.

  • http://indosungod.blogspot.com indosungod

    Sailu’s Food truly deserves the honor. Congrats Sailu.
    We are a family of egg lovers as well. This looks delicious.

  • smitha

    Congrats Shailu…Love your blog and you deserve the honour

  • Minu

    You truly deserve it. I am a regular visitor here and find your recipes truly great ! Many of your recipes are a favorite in our home.

    Congratulations Sailu !!! Well deserved.

  • http://thebuddingcook.blogspot.com/ tbc

    Congratulations, Sailu! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • http://zaiqa.net Mona

    Congratulations Sailaja! You deserve it. Keep up the good work.
    Fennel flavored egg curry sounds delicious.

  • Maryam

    Absolutely well deserved! Your blog is TOPS on my list.

  • Aparna Roa

    Congratulations Sailu, wonderful work indeed.
    Best wishes for many more…

  • swetha

    hi sailu,

    your recipe looks awesome. will try this for sure.

  • http://deepthimuddu.blogspot.com josh

    Congrats Sailaja garu. U deserve all the appreciation.
    Picture looks great.

  • http://myspicykitchen.wordpress.com usha

    Congratulations! You blog soo deserves the honor.

  • sugs

    Hello Sailu Garu…

    Really happy to know the honour u received..congrats and long way to go..may ur dreams come true…

  • cheli


    Well deserved for the beautiful n tasty n easy recipes that u post…so its party time

  • http://maninas.wordpress.com/ Maninas

    CONGRATULATIONS! I certainly agree with the Times on this one! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have learnt so much from you myself, and enjoyed your recipes and posts. THANK YOU!

  • Shreya

    Dear Shailaja

    Heartiest Congratulations !!! You deserve to be the top Indian food blog.
    Some of my observations are as follows. Your recipes are perfect, i have tried most of them both veg and non-veg. The way you present is awesome. The pictures are gr8. You do not write essays or stories and just up to the mrecipe and method. Just one simple and appealing picture is what you post, which is worth drooling. All of your posts are on food and very rarely out of food topics. I love the way you created Suvastra and Kids Zone as separate links. Above all what i like is the humble person in you.

    Would like to meet a great person like you sometime.

  • http://arundati.wordpress.com arundati

    congratulations sailu!! absolutely fabulous!! very well deserved…

  • http://www.nannaadige.blogspot.com Ashwini

    Hearty congratulations..Egg curry looks too good. I have tasted this with fennel spice..I love it..I have never tried it at home..will try..Again Congrats..

  • suma

    hi sailu, congratulations and as all the above mentioned, u really deserve it. egg recipe looks awesome. i made it earlier but with out coconut and with full eggs. i tried your water melon drink today for my thursday fasting. it is really satisfying.

  • R.Punitha

    Congratulations Sailu !!!

    You absolutely 100% deserve it.
    I also prepare egg curry like yours, Sailu.
    What else Sailu?
    Whatever may be, pray that 2009 may get all your desires.
    I’ll pray for you Sailu….

  • pinky

    Congrats Sailu. You deserve this honour.

  • Akal

    Congratulations for having come up among the top 10 blogs for the home cook!

    This mutta kozhambu ( Fennel-flavored Egg Curry)looks delicious.

  • deepa

    Dear Sailaja,

    Congratulations!! A very well deserved blog! I just want to thank you for making this blog…i prepared many items from your blog like vankayi vepudu, kathi roll, coconut rice with alu kurma and few others. everyone has started praising my cooking more than before!! will try this egg curry now!

  • meena

    Congrats Sailu,
    I am really so happy for you and of course you deserve it.

  • Lakshmi

    Hi Sailu,

    Hats off to you. Your blog is so colourful. your effort and time has been greatly paid off. once again congratulations.


  • Sheena

    You really deserve it. I started visiting your site recently and since then have visited your site almost every day. My son is a terrible eater and I have been taking inspiration from your recipes to make nutritious meals everyday. Please add more of your great kids recipes.

  • shobha

    Congrats Sailu!

    I have tried many recipes in your blog..but this is the first time i am leaving a comment..your recipes are excellent..you have inspired me to cook, and in my home we enjoyed each and every recipe of yours. Thanks a lot for the recipes.

  • http://samayalarai-cookingisdivine.blogspot.com jayasri

    hi, sailu my heartiest congragulations…well done, u are an awesome cook, u have lot of patience….ur an excellent photographer too….u deserve it my dear…keep up the good work.

  • sudha

    hi sailu….congratulations!!! keep it up
    thanks for ur yummy recipe..:)


  • sangeetha




  • http://www.cookingandme.com Nags

    Congrats on making it to the list Sailu ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://khaugiri.blogspot.com/ Preeti

    Hey, Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! You Truely deserve this. Curry is looking yummy….

  • Dan

    I’m thrilled for you. I read your blog in the USA and try to imagine what you, your family, your town and your kitchen look like. You are a true inspiration. I’ve gone from only having eaten Indian food in restaurants to exploring Indian grocery stores for the ingredients I need to try your recipes. The icing on the cake is that you come across as such a very nice person. I send you a big thank you and a virtual hug!

  • http://kailaskitchen.blogspot.com jayasree

    A truly deserving honor. congrats and enjoy..

  • swethaskitchen.com

    Hi Sailu,

  • Rama

    Congrats Shaillu Garu,
    It is nice that your blog is chosen as one of the best. Keep up the good work. Please come up with spicy recipes.

  • Nithya

    Congrats Sailu, I am very happy for you. Even I try different recipes and like to cook and serve people but starting a blog and maintaining it will be laborious. Your love for home cooking, the interest you show in presenting the recipes, the originality have made you to the list. Please continue to write more recipes. Congrats again!

  • pr117

    Many, Many congratulations. You really deserved it. The attention you give to your blog has made it the best site. The authenticity of your recipes is one of the best. You have wonderful collection of healthy recipes. This award will give you more motivation to give us more wonderful recipes. But now it’s time to celebrate. Enjoy the success. Congrats.

  • sowjanya

    congratulations sailu

  • shalini ramesh

    Congratulations Sailaja. A truly well deserved honour for your wonderful work.

  • Usha

    Congratulations! Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://rupasivanarayana.wordpress.com/ Rupa

    Extremely well deserved. Congratulations, Sailu…You truly rock!

  • preeti

    Congratulations! Your blog deserves that!

  • Jyothy

    Congratulations…..Wishing you much more recognition and awards.

  • http://manpasand.blogspot.com krithika

    Congratulations !! you truly deserve it. Have always loved your style. Somehow you give me the feeling that I am with you in your kitchen in Vizag.

  • Ruma

    Wooowwww!!Thats a yummy looking curry, am gonna try that this weekend…And yeah Congrats!!!! U deserve it..:-)

  • saritha

    Hi Sailu,

    I am very excited to know about your achievement. Your hardwork and passion is admirable. It has always been a pleasure to visit your well maintained website built with so much care. U truly deserve the accolades.
    Enjoy dear !! Looking forward for more recognition which you truly deserve. My family joins me in sending lots of good wishes your way..
    3 cheers for our Sailu! HIP HIP HURRAY !!!

  • http://orugallu.net/vinDu Mythili

    Sailu –
    Congrats!!! That’s a great company you have (the other blogs are wonderful too!)

    And this curry is so tantalizing! lovely fennel touch.

  • Munni

    Congrats Sailaja, I’m thrilled to hear the news, hats off to all the work you put in to your blog. The curry looks delicious, Best Wishes.

  • Sonal

    Hello Sailu,
    That’s a great news and congratulations to you!! I have always followed your blog and it was such a great help when I had to cook on my own, the recipes have always turned out to be delicious. Looking for many more from you…

  • http://opinionatedliving.blogspot.com VBP

    Congratulations!! Truly well deserved – made your nimmakya pappu the other day – awesome!

  • Sri

    Congratulations…..so happy for you

  • http://whenmysoupcamealive.blogspot.com sra

    Congrats, Sailu!

  • http://www.purniskitchen.blogspot.com Poornima Balakannan

    Hi, I accidentally came across ur blog. Congrats for ur achievement. Ur blog is well maintained. I went through some of ur recipes, would try them sure. I have also fallen in love with your designs.

    Am new to blogging. Would try to maintain mine regularly as well. Looking forward to many from you.

  • shy

    Congrats truly well deserved…i am a keralite who loves andhra food and my search for recipes ends here

  • http://madhusfoodjournal.blogspot.com Madhumathi

    Hi, Congratulations and I must say you deserve much, much more.The pictures are fabulous and all the recipes are great. Your site stood as one of my inspirations to start a blog. I blog at http://madhusfoodjournal.blogspot.com. Check out when you find time and give your feedback.
    The fennel flavoured eggcurry is something hard to resist. Will give a try for sure.

  • manu

    congrats sailu garu, u truly deserve it!!!

  • sailu
    I am beyond words. Am truly overwhelmed. Its such a beautiful blessing to have all of you exude such genuine warmth and affection. A sincere thanks to each and everyone of you for your support, encouragement and good wishes.
  • Mamatha

    Congrats Sailu, you totally deserve the honor.

  • http://servedwithlove.blogspot.com aquadaze

    Hi Sailu, Congratulations! An honour that is truly well deserved ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jhangora

    Yummy…I love egg curry…Thanx a lot for the recipe…Would definitely try it out…Great blog…Keep up the good work!

  • Sig

    Wow, congrats Sailu! Well deserved indeed!

  • Sri


  • Raji

    Hearty Congratulations! U deserve it!

  • Hyma

    Hi Sailu, I have just come across ur blog and i think this is the best food blog n congratulations on ur achievement. Thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://tastespell.blogspot.com sree

    CONGRATULATIONS…..U deserve it.
    I started following u r blog pretty recently and very much fascinated by u r blogging style. well good luck in future

  • Priti

    Dear Sailu

    Congrats! You truly deserve it….you never cease to amaze us with your wonderful recipes .Thank You for the same.Cant wait for you to blog on Chilli chicken,chicken 65 and chicken Biriyani…I follow your recipes to the core and they come out awesome…Thanks for sharing once again…

  • http://www.quickindiancooking.com Mallika

    What a fantastic recipe Sailu!! I am not surprised that you got picked in The Times top 10 one bit. You deserve every single accolade that comes your way.

  • Nandini

    Congrats Sailu ! Your site is really a treat for its easy to follow recipes and the excellent pics – you richly deserve the honour!

    And great recipe btw.

  • Mons

    Hi Sailu,

    Congratulations! You absolutely deserve this honour.

    I have a query on the egg recipe. In step 2, you have asked to fry the remaining chopped onions. As I understand from step 1, all of the chopped onions get sauteed and ground. Am i missing something here?

    Thank you, Mons. You have to saute half of the onions for the ground paste and the remaining for the rest of the curry as per the instructions.

  • Jane

    Hi Sailu,

    I started feeling very hungry after I saw this egg-curry picture. So I had to try it out right away and I must tell you it was absolutely delicious :-). I made it today for lunch and had it with chapathis and it was yummm ๐Ÿ™‚ Your paneer butter masala recipe is also one of my favourites..I’ve made it so many times and can’t stop relishing it! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and congratulations on your achievements!

  • Sowmya

    Congratulations Sailu garu! I keep checking your pages regularly for recipes, which turn out great. You truly deserve the recognition that this top-10 list brings. Wishing you many more laurels for your good work..

  • Munni

    Hi Sailu,

    My second comment on this post. Just tried this recipe, it surely is a keeper, love the hint of freshness, saunf adds to it. Will definitely make it again. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Lathangi

    Congratulations sailu garu..You deserve it.. I love your blog…


  • http://indianfoodfever.blogspot.com/ Konkani Foodie

    Congratulations !! The egg curry looks great. This is the first time I am visiting your website and I must say you have a great collection of recipes. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  • http://www.ham-zay.blogspot.com Nafisa

    Hi Sailu , Feels wonderful doesnt it – You deserve it – ur the best!!!
    You should have been chosen BEST blog for home cooking – if there is an article for Indian blogs then you definitely will be the BEST BLOG!

    I just tried your recipe – as faithful as ever – i can blindly try your simple recipies without having to think twice and i know they will be an immense success!
    I love the way you post only tried and tested recipies and not just copy n paste without knowing how it will turn out- n definitely love the pics not hyped up but practical and exact – makes us novice cooks feel comfortable that it turns out to look the same
    And the warmth from you pure passion is all over your recipies

    You r Simply Superb !


  • Shubha

    Hi Sailu,
    I have read this page umpteen times but missed out first line of this page. Anyways, better late than never…
    Heartiest congrats on sucess of your blog……. u truly deserve it…. u r the best…..
    I wanted to try this recipe for a long time and finally made it this week…..
    Similar to your other recipes it was simply awesome… words r less to describe it…..
    Myself n my Hubby just loved it………
    We have become such great fans of your cooking that I am confused on what to cook, my hubby will immediately suggest me to check for your site…
    Request you to post more such egg recipes…..
    Thanks for being my angel friend…….

  • ammu

    hey Sailu…..i made this recipe yesterday…me n my husband loved it so much…n want more recipes like this from u….

    n one more thing….today i was seeing online sakshi paper…n found ur pic and recipe there….its ok for the recipe but they even copied ur pic too…put some label on it..so that they cannot take ur pic…

    Thanks for informing me, Ammu.

  • ammu

    Congratulations Sailu!!!!!

    Thank you, Ammu.

  • Rashmi

    Hi Sailu,
    I had one question: Is the fennel quantity ‘3/4 th of a tsp’ or ‘3 or 4 tsps ‘ ?

    Its 3/4th of a tsp, Rashmi.

  • Virun

    Hai Shailu,

    First of all congrats. This is the first time i am here. Tmrw, i am going to try chicken receipe. I will tell u how it is after my preparation. Its really mouthwatering recipe.

  • chaithu

    hey! Sailu,

    I tried this recipe, it’s very different taste and fantastic. I have tried some other recipes too and were good. I like simple recipes like yours. Keep posting more recipes.

    You know what?? I think you should post a picture of you too in the website.


  • subbu

    Congratulations !! The egg curry looks great. This is the first time I am visiting your website and I must say you have a great collection of recipes. Thank you for posting the recipe

  • divya

    hey shailu thank u for the recipes just discovered ur blog ,found it really good.

  • http://www.sailusfood.com kranti

    We enjoy all ur recipes and i enjoy cooking them .
    Can you try and post recipes using herbs i would like to know their usage in cooking .keep going ….


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  • Shubha

    Hi Sailu,
    Though I have already commented for this receipe, I would add this. I prepared this receipe when my Father-in-law came to visit us this time. I was delighted to see him lick the gravy to the last drop with his fingers…. Thanks to you…….

  • nazreena proud chef nazreena

    light the stove then you put the pot on it then you pour in eight tablespoons oil put in chopped onions and green chillies you put in the chilly powder and turmeric powder and cumin and coriander powder then pour in some water let it boil ginger garlic paste put in chopped tomatoes potatoes and 500 ml of full cream milk then you put in grinded cashew and almond paste let it boil then you put in the boiled eggs and salt let it boil well.

  • durga

    Hi Sailu,

    Iam a new member, today i tried this recipe its awesome. thanks

  • http://TummyKhush.wordpress.com Aparna

    Hey congrats on getting to the top. I didnt notice this the last time I came to this page. You have literally taught me how to cook. I have been following your blog religiously for the past 4 years from the time I got married. Little surprise that you made it to the top. I know you will continue to do this. My best wishes with you. All the best once again. You deserve it.

  • Sam

    what about the red chilli powder??

    • Anonymous

      Add the red chili powder along with coriander powder and saunf powder.

  • Divya Devarajan

    hey sailu love you …. my hubby is bit foodie… he loves me when ever i try a new dish… kudos to u… ummmmahhhh

  • Tara

    This is such a great recipe. I just made it today and I absolutely love it. WOW!

  • Tara

    This is such a great recipe. I just made it today and I absolutely love it. WOW!

  • Sub


    I just tried this and its awesome

  • Radhika

    Hi sailu I tried this recipie ,but my dish turned out red in colour as opposed to your brown gravy.Another question is should I used 3/4 tsp fennel seed or pwd .I used 3/4 tsp fennel seed and felt the flavour of fennel was very mild in my curry.

    • http://www.sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Use 3/4 tsp fennel seed powder

  • Archana Mallya

    Tried this recipe for double the quantity and it turned out to be awesome! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sukanya

    I Have most of the recipe posted by you which is bestest……thanks for the wonderful recipe collection Today I want to Try this one.Hope for the best

  • Shiva

    hello sailu dis dish is very bad of urs
    dint like the way it tasted
    dont wanna blame myself coz i tried the way u mentioned over here……!!!!!!!!!
    Sincere request not to post anything u like. think of the people who spends money and try to cook by looking at these receipes
    im a hotel management graduate by the way.

  • Shiva

    other collections of ur recipes are gud

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