Thursday, July 31, 2008

Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu (Chettinad Egg Curry)


Different types of egg curry is made in chettinad. Mostly if it is for lunch poondu vengaya kuzhambu is made and egg is added in the end. In this curry egg will get the hot and sour taste of the gravy. But the lady cook (Akka) in my home in chettinad will make an egg gravy which will be little spicy and go well with the tiffen items as well. So whenever on holidays if we can’t prepare non-veg, can give this spicy egg curry a try and satisfy the people at home.



Ingredients
Boiled egg-4
Small onion-20 or big onion chopped-1
Tomato-1
Chopped ginger-1 teaspoon
10 pods Chopped garlic
Chili powder or sambar powder-1 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 table spoon
Garam masala powder-1 teaspoon

For grinding
Cocunut-2 to 3 table spoon
Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
Cumin seed-1 teaspoon
Cashewnut-8 or Kas Kas-1 teaspoon
Method
Boil the eggs. Make a small split in the middle. Grind the coconut paste. Keep the kadai in the stove. In a teaspoon of oil season the curry with a teaspoon of fennel seed, a green chili and curry leaf. Add the onion and garlic pieces and sauté well. Now add the chopped ginger and garlic pieces and sauté that too for few minutes. Finally add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomato pieces get cooked. Now add the chili powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Mix well. Be careful that the powder doesn’t get burned. Now add 2 cups of water and the salt needed. Keep the stove in medium flame and allow the curry to get cooked and reduce to ½ the quantity. Now mix the grounded coconut in a cup of water and add to the curry. Cook for 5 minutes. You will find the gravy thickening due to the cashews in the masala. Now add the boiled egg into the curry and cook for 5 more minutes in medium fire.

42 comments:

Cham said...

I got bored of egg curry and made this chettin style egg curry :) It was little thick and instant hit in my home :) I ve in my blog the recip, now i am surprise seeing the ingred, they re same ! Love this curry a lot for rotis & Rice! Thanks once again to share ur authen chettin cuisine!

Divya Vikram said...

Wow..I shuld try this..Looks great..You can send this to Srivalli's Curry Mela..

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou divya and cham

notyet100 said...

looks yum,..and authentic too,...thnks for sharin/

Illatharasi said...

I love muttai kozhambhu, but since my hubby doesn't like it, I stopped making it :(

But you reminded me now... my mouth waters ;) I will make for myself one day in chettinad style ;)

Trupti said...

curry looks very delicious. First time here. You have a very nice collection of recipes. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Veda said...

today z my first time visit 2 ur blog.. ur muttai kuzhambu recipe motivated me 2 give a try.. it really came out with an excellent taste.. ive already tried this recipe several times with the same ingred.. but ur recipe's magic is the mixing of right ingred @ the right time.. i think.. luv 2 try ur other chettinad recipes too.. thank u..

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou veda for trying and updating your experience

Nangil Girl said...

I made the egg curry over the weekend. DH and DS loved it with chappathis. Thank you!!

Priya said...

Tried this recipe. It was yummy and reminded me of amma's way of preparing egg curry. Thanks

Kalpana Jeevan said...

Hi Solai..
Your website is awesome.. I tried your chicken, mutton gravies aand they came out real good and tasty. I was born and lived all my school life at neyveli and I reallly miss that place..
I have a silly question.. Is there a easiier way to peel small onions.. I find it soo tough :)
Thanks again..
Kalpana

Cindy said...

I tried quite a many of ur recipes, muttai kuzhambu, mutton kuzhambu, bittergourd curry. It came out well. Thanks so much for sparing ur time in posting the recipes.

Ur recipes are of a great help !!

kalpana said...

hi mam, tried ur chettinad egg curry with potatoes... it tasted awesome..... can u post more vegetarian gravies... thank you

Aruna said...

The gravy in the pictured looked absolutely mouth watering. I prepared it today and amazing, my hubby just loved and so did i :)

Shalini said...

Hi, tried your egg curry. it came out very well. thnx.keep your postings.

sudhir Ganesh said...

This is the third time I am making this curry... it is always coming out great...... I am usually not that great at cooking.... even then with your recipe, there is no way it can turn out bad:):):)


Thanks for the recipe.....

vino said...

Hi Achi,

I am new to ur website. Actually I am looking for chicken or mutton kola urundai kozhambu. I read all ur receipes and it was very simple and easy to make it.

I tried the kola urudai kozhambu. I came very well. and nice taste.

U know Achi, my native place is near to neyveli. that is kattumannarkoil. Do u heard about it.?. U please post the receipes of mutton kola or chicken kola urundai kozhambu.

Now I am in US.

Jayashree said...

Hello Maami ( Sorry not sure how to address )....Thx for the recipie. Just tried out and the result is gooood. Love your blog site.

Valli said...

Hello Achi

Thanks for giving all the chettinad recipes. I am also from a chettiar family but never learnt any chettinad specials before getting married. This helps me to make good dishes that taste exactly like how my mom makes it. Thanks again.

Valli

Saravanan Arumugam said...

Hi Aunty,

I am a bachelor living in USA. I tried your receipe and it came out really well. My roommates appreciated it, the credit goes to you!

Regards,
Saravanan

Fareed said...

I am a big fan of your recipes,. I saw same recipe with same picture in IFood.tv posted by someone,http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/chettinad_muttai_kuzhambu_chettinad_egg_curry#comment-29973
I left some comment in that website, no one responded. Not sure, whether that author is related to you.

Fareed said...

I am a big fan of your recipes,. I saw same recipe with same picture in IFood.tv posted by someone,http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/chettinad_muttai_kuzhambu_chettinad_egg_curry#comment-29973
I left some comment in that website, no one responded. Not sure, whether that author is related to you.

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou fareed for showing interest in me and informing me that my recipes are being copied.Not only Ifood many others are doing this shameful act.

Nala Maharaja said...

Achi can we have your choice of Garam masala powder

preethi said...

its really gr8 to taste such a gud recipe... Loved it... Thanks for tat

Usha said...

wow.....This dish was excellent. Thanks for the receipe....

Sumi said...

Tried this kulambhu for the weekend and it turned out great.Since i dont use coconut, I used pottukadalai instead.no difference in taste.Didnt have time to take a picture though.Will defenitly make it next time.

Chitra said...

Hi solai this is the first time i am visiting your blog i really so impressed your variety of dishes and i am going to try this one by one every day thanks a lot for sharing with us

Manikandan said...

Very nice ..... Can u send me the pdf format to print my wife

Manikandan Lakshmanan
Lilongwe Malawi

surya said...

Hi mam i tried your recipe today it was great and we all liked the good taste of egg kulambu. And thank you for posting your recipe madam.

Kamakshi said...

Hi, I just hit upon your blog accidentally through IFood.tv site. The controversial comments made me curious to have a look at your blog. The recipes are amazing. I am a great fan of chettinad recipes but I used to taste all these only in hotels as I am a pure chennaite. Now I am planning to try one by one. Hope I'll be the first one in my family to make chettinad dishes. Thanks.
K

cherryblossom said...

hi achi,
i tried your egg curry today...it was just superb.i loved it with paratas.after going through all your recipes,i've become obssessed with chettinad cuisine.thanks again,
ida.

presilla said...

Hi aachi,
Please do post Egg biriyani receipe also. I want to try my 1st biryani in Egg and then try the nonveg biryani

~Presilla.

K. Gopi said...

simple yet tasty receipe, turned out pretty well.

Few suggestions, could include preparation time, cooking time to give an idea on how long it is going to take.

green chilli, curry leave, oil are used but not mentioned in the ingredients. not sure if a tablespoon of oil was sufficient.

Like the way you have pictured ingredients. Had come to your site after seeing the comments in ifood.tv

Cheers

Solai Chidambaram said...

Gopi,I normally dont mention oil quantity unless more is required.If not mentioned as per your diet plan you can use oil.Generally 1 or 2 teaspoons of oil will be sufficient.Thankyou for your comment

Eddie said...

This was awesome!!! i just finished preparing it for dinner ..... came runnin to comment ... it looks yummy and has come out good.... my dad told me that he never expected his boy to be such a great expert in cookin...... but i'l tell you a secret this is my first time i tried cookin....!!! LOL!!! a super hit recipe though. thanks for sharin & makin me an expert !!!

shanthi said...

i tried your egg recipe .it is simply superub

ponni said...

Madem ,I tried this today. Realy it is awesome.Thank u so much

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this egg curry,it was delicious,never made curries like this before,so tasty,
Thank you very much,
Skl

Solai Chidambaram said...

SKL,I guess you are turning to be a great cook.Continue your enthusiasm.Great.

Lavanya Srinivasalu said...

Hello Aachi,

I'm big fan of your chettinad recipes. I tried this Chettinad Muttai Kuzhambu coupleof times and it turned out great.Today, I followed all the steps with a small variation instead of using boiled eggs, after the gravy is almost ready i turned it to low flame and broke the eggs into the kadai with gravy and cooked the gravy for 10 mins and it turned out super delicious :)

Unknown said...

Dear Aunty,

Made this for lunch today. It came out Yummy!! The only change I made was that I poached the egg in the gravy instead of boiling them. Was excellent!

Thanks,
Preeti