Kodi Guddu Munagakaaya Kura ~ Egg – Drumstick Curry

Today’s curry is possibly one of my favorite combination of eggs and drumsticks, only after Egg pulusu though.:) I have an overabundance of drumsticks, fresh from the backyard garden and have been using them pretty often in my cooking lately.

There are numerous ways to cook eggs and while preparing a gravy or curry, vegetables like drumsticks or ridgegourd are added for variation and flavor. This mildly spiced curry is a simple straightforward recipe with hardly any spices going into it. Boiled eggs and drumsticks are cooked in sauteed onions, garlic and tomatoes and spiced with red chilli pwd and a good amount of fresh curry leaves are added for an enhanced aromatic flavor. Makes a satisfying curry with white rice or hot rotis.

Kodi Guddu Mungakaya Kura

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  eggs


  •   6 boiled eggs, make small slits lengthwise along the egg
  •   1 drumstick, cut into 2 inch pieces
  •   2 onions, finely chopped
  •   1 large tomato, finely chopped
  •   1 tsp red chilli pwd (adjust)
  •   1/2 tsp coriander pwd
  •   salt to taste
  •   coriander leaves for garnish
  •   1/2 tbsp oil
  • For poppu/tempering/tadka:

  •   1/2 mustard seeds
  •   1 dry red chilli, de-seed and tear (optional)
  •   3-4 crushed garlic flakes
  •   14-15 fresh curry leaves
  •   1 Drizzle oil in a cooking

Method for making Kodi Guddu Mungakaya Kura

Drizzle oil in a cooking vessel, once hot and roast the boiled eggs on medium heat, tossing them for 1-2 mts. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric pwd and toss again. Remove and keep aside.
In the same vessel, add the drumstick pieces and toss them for a minute. Remove and keep aside.
Add the remaining oil and once hot, add mustard seeds and let them pop. Add the red chilli, garlic flakes and curry leaves and toss for a few seconds till the flavors come out but don't burn them.
Add the onions and saute till they turn transparent. Add the chilli pwd, coriander pwd and salt, combine.
Now add the chopped tomatoes and drumstick pieces and cook for 2-3 mts, combining them often, on medium heat.
Add the boiled and roasted eggs and combine. Cook on low heat covered for two minutes.
Add two cups of water, increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook covered till it forms a thickish gravy, approx 10-12 mts.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with hot steamed rice.


  • http://foodieshope.blogspot.com Asha

    Well…I bought a frozen pack of Drumsticks for $2.50 and there are about 15, 3″ pieces in there. Lucky you,enjoy:))

  • http://thespicewholovedme.blogspot.com Trupti

    Thats a different combination….never seen this before. I love drumsticks and I don’t get them here….only the frozen ones and they are horrible…so I just use them in Sambhar. Enjoy your fresh ones!

  • http://flickr.com/photos/kalyan Kalyan

    Love it, roasting the boiled eggs adds lot of taste !
    thanks for sharing.

  • http://andhraspicy.blogspot.com Jyothi

    Hi, How are you friend? This Egg drumstick recipe looks yummy, Sailu. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

    I’m doing good, Jyothi and hope the same with you.:)

  • http://cooks-hideout.blogspot.com Pavani

    Hi Sailu, My mouth is watering just looking at the pics. Sounds like a delicious combo – drumsticks and eggs, never tried it before. As you said in the post, can I use beerakaya in the same way, would love to try that combo. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Yes, Pavani, use beerakaaya. Chop them fine and cook them along with the onions till soft and then add the boiled eggs. For variation you can add a few tbsps of milk towards the end of the cooking process and stir it continuously for 2-3 mts before turning off the heat. Tastes great.

  • http://www.talimpu.com anusharaji

    miss drumsticks like hell ๐Ÿ™
    does this curry have to be little dry?
    luv the shot

    Not necessarily, Raji. You can make it like a gravy too.

  • http://tastypalettes.blogspot.com Suganya

    That sounds scrumptious. I don’t get fresh drumsticks here, so I would probably substitute them with some other veggie. Crisp photos as usual.

  • http://en-ulagam.blogspot.com Revathi

    First mangoes now drumsticks from garden… OMG You are lucky.. I am drooling looking at the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://hotandsweetbowl.blogspot.com/ Sukanya

    O O this sounds different..I have pack of frozen drumsticks..I this i am going to try this out…

  • http://www.tastesofguyana.blogspot.com Cynthia

    Drumsticks, I have not had it in years and of late I see so many of my foodie friends like yourself, making a dish with drumsticks. I wish I could have some. ๐Ÿ™‚ Egg curry – an all-time favourite. Thanks for making my day Sailu. Your food as always, is inspiring and tasty.

    Your most welcome to drop by anytime, Cynthia, its my pleasure.:)

  • http://www.ghar-ka-khana.blogspot.com Sangeeta

    Hi Sailaja,

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe – I made it for dinner last night and it was super delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ My family enjoyed it immensely ๐Ÿ™‚

  • laxmi

    Hi Sailuji,

    I usually make this curry on winter days. I used to make in summer season also but my DH says both ingrediants in this curry as egg and drumstick makes our body heat go up. So I stopped this curry. But it has its unique taste, I love it. My mother makes this. In my childhood, in our backyard we had a drumstick tree so my mother used to make curry combination with all the vegetables like dosakya, birakaya, chikudukaya…Those combo are all good and tasty. I miss that here.


  • shreeja

    hello sailu,

    your site is great. the recipes are all heartwarming ๐Ÿ™‚
    Would you know the recipe for the vankaya bajji which they sell on carts in Vizag? I think its a whole vankaya, stuffed and dipped in besan and fried. please publish this recipe if you know.

  • Malleswari

    Hi Sailu,
    Where are you located now? drumsticks in your backyard probe this question.. I mean I am wondering because the last few times I goggle for some recipes, I hit your web site and I was under the impression that you live in the united states. I do not know how exactly I got that impression but I do like your web site, recipes and your presentation. Also your terminology matches mine. So I enjoy using your recipes.

    – M

    • Sailu

      I am based in Vizag, Malleswari.

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    I love drumsticks and your dish looks delicious.
    Ofcourse i don’t have a drumstick tree like you have in your back garden. What a pity as ly daughter and hubby loves drumsticks

  • suneetha

    Hi Sailu,I like your site a lot.I have a question regarding the cups of Water you use.Can you please tell me the volume(milli litres) of the cup you use.

  • suman pannu

    hey, i love to browse through your delicious recipes and love the beautiful and tempting pictures you post along….where are you based….please keep up the good work !

    • Sailu

      I am based in Vizag.

  • aparna

    hello sailaja,
    I observed that in some curry’s you dont add cumin. why din’t you add cumin in this dish ?
    Also why did you fry the drumstick, so that they wont break later ?

    Also can you post the utensils you use in the kitchen and what brand you think is good in India like say for Mandolins etc and where we can get them if possible.

    • Sailu

      Cumin is not required in all curry recipes. Its optional. If you like the flavor of cumin, go ahead and add it. By frying drumsticks, it removes the raw flavor and does not break. I really don’t go by brand. Most stores in India carry good brands.