Egg masala | Mutta masala recipe | Egg gravy

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Mutta masala is a rich and tangy curry similar to thokku made with eggs, spices, tomatoes, and coconut. Whether paired with rice, biryani, chapati, or poori, this medium-spiced curry is a true crowd-pleaser. The aromatic spices, combined with a creamy coconut-cashew paste is surely a comforting and irresistible curry.

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For the Masala Base:

  • 1.5 tsp oil
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tomatoes (crushed)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp cumin powder
  • Water (as needed)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp egg curry masala
  • 2-3 tbsp oil (for frying eggs)
  • Chopped coriander leaves (for garnish)

For the Coconut-Cashew Paste:

  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 8-10 cashews
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds


  1. Prepare the Masala Base:
    • Heat 1.5 tsp oil in a pan.
    • Add cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, and finely chopped onions. Fry until pink.
    • Continue cooking until the onions turn slightly brown.
    • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell disappears.
    • Mix in crushed tomatoes and cook until soft.
    • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder. Fry until the masala comes together.
  2. Prepare the Coconut-Cashew Paste:
    • Grind coconut, cashews, and poppy seeds to a fine paste.
  3. Incorporate the Coconut-Cashew Paste:
    • Once the masala is well-cooked and oil is released, add the prepared paste along with water used to wash the mixer.
    • Mix well and add 1/2 cup water if required. Add salt and Kashmiri chilli powder. Mix again.
    • Incorporate egg curry masala (1/2 tbsp) and cook on high heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Fry the Eggs:
    • In a separate pan, add 2-3 tbsp oil, a pinch of turmeric powder, and 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
    • Make slits in 7 boiled eggs and fry them in the spiced oil until well-roasted on all sides.
    • Once brown spots appear, add the eggs along with the oil to the curry. Alternatively, you can skip the oil and add just the eggs.
  5. Finish the Curry:
    • Mix well and close cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
    • Open, add chopped coriander leaves, and serve hot.

Mutta Masala is a celebration of flavors that suits any occasion. The tangy, medium-spiced curry paired with perfectly roasted eggs is a treat for your taste buds. So, go ahead, try this recipe, and share in the joy of a dish that’s comforting, delicious, and sure to become a favorite at your dining table. Enjoy the aromatic journey of Mutta Masala!

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