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Egg Curry is a deliciously rich onion tomato gravy, tastes exactly like the ones you get in dhabas. These are perfect with some rice or paratha and fresh salad on the side.

Spicy Egg Curry

Egg curry with a rich delicious onion tomato gravy is easy to make and best pairs with rice or paratha(flatbread).
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 144kcal


  • 6 Eggs

For roasting egg

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chilli Powder

For gravy

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 medium Onion (Finely Chopped about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli (Substitute by Paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 green Chilli chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garma Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • salt to taste


  • In a pan cover eggs with cold water. Let it come to a boil.Cook eggs 6-7 minutes. Transfer eggs to cold water. When it is comfortable to handle, peel.
  • Toss peeled boiled eggs in 1/4 each of salt, turmeric, and chili powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add eggs to the pan. Toss in medium-hot until you see small brown blisters. Remove and keep aside.
  • To the same pan add 1 tablespoon of oil and butter. When hot add dry red chili and saute for 30 seconds until smokey.
  • Add chopped onion, saute for 3-4 minutes. The onion will soften and start to brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for a minute, stirring in between.
  • When there is no raw smell of ginger garlic, lower heat. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, red chilli powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder. Saute for 30 seconds, until aromatic. Sprinkle little water to prevent it from burning.
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Cook until tomato is soft and mushy.
  • Add chopped green chilli and crushed Kasuri methi. Mix well.
  • When you see oil separating from the mixture, it is time to add water.
  • Season with salt, add garam masala and fried eggs to the pan.
  • Mix everything and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg