Baked eggs on spicy snake gourd curry

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Spicy Indian Flavored baked side dish for steamed rice. Snake gourd is sauteed with flavors of Indian spices and then baked with egg and masala powders.

A new twist to the usual snakegourd porial/upperi/thoran with egg on the top which is half boiled and the flavor of sprinkled sambar masala on the top of the dish is the highlight.


Baked Pudalangai Muttai podimas/ Baked Snake gourd Egg curry/Baked side dish

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 Small to medium sized snake gourd chopped finely
  • 1 small sized Onion chopped finely
  • Oil

To grind (Masala powder)

  • 1 tsp Corriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Channa dal
  • 2 Red chillies

For baking

  • Oil for brushing the dish
  • 1 tsp gram flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp sambar powder
  • corrinader leaves chopped for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a kadai, put in chopped onions and saute until it turns brown. Now add the chopped snakegourd and saute well.
  • Meanwhile, grind all the spices given under "to grind" section to a coarse powder.
  • Add the ground Masala powder to the snakegourd and mix well. add salt and water required for the vegetable to cook. close and cook for 5-10 minutes until the vegetable is cooked.
  • Meanwhile, grease the baking bowl with oil, sprinkle gram flour on it and keep it ready.
  • Once the snakegourd is cooked and all the water in it is gone, layer it on the top of gram flour in the baking dish.
  • Break an egg on top the dish and sprinkle sambar powder/chilli powder on the top.
  • Bake for 5-10 mins in oven or until the egg on the top is more than half boiled.
  • Serve as such in the dish with chopped corriander leaves sprinkled on top or Mix it well and serve.


If you do not want to bake, then follow these instructions: Once Vegetable is cooked and "before" all the water is gone,  break an egg on top and sprinkle sambar powder/chilly powder and leave it for 5-10 min until done. In that case, make sure you don't burn the dish. Cook it in simmer and sprinkle water to the sides if required.

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