Egg Curry (Andey Ki Curry)

Egg Curry (Andey Ki Curry)

The Spruce / Sonia Bozzo

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
384 Calories
13g Fat
48g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 384
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 417mg 139%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 22g
Calcium 139mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Egg curry ranks high on the list of comfort foods. This recipe makes for a great non-traditional breakfast for those days when you want something with more flavor than you'd find in an average omelet. Since eggs are usually a staple in the pantry, it is also convenient to cook.

Different regions of India have their own versions of egg curry. This recipe is North Indian in origin. The gravy for egg curry can be made ahead of time and frozen. Then when you are ready to eat it, simply boil the eggs, thaw and heat the gravy, add the eggs and you're good to go. Egg curry is a family favorite too, as you can make it as mild as you like or as 'hot' as you like by adjusting the spices to suit your needs. Serve egg curry with a vegetable side dish and rice.

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Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons cooking oil, divided (vegetable, canola, or sunflower)
  • 2 medium-sized onion (cut into quarters)
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste or finely minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • Optional: 2 potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • To Garnish: Chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • To Garnish: 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Egg Curry (Andey Ki Curry) ingredients

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  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the cooking oil in a deep pan and when hot, add the onions. Fry till slightly golden. Remove from heat.

    onions cooking in a pan

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  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove the onions from the pan and put them in a food processor along with the tomatoes and green chilies.

    vegetables in a food processor

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  4. Grind the onions, tomatoes, and green chilies into a smooth paste. Try not to add water while grinding, if possible.

    vegetable paste in a food processor

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  5. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and add the paste that was just made. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

    vegetable paste in a pan

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  6. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, all the dry spices (coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder) then mix and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala (onion-tomato-spice mix).

    spices added to the vegetable paste in the pan

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  7. Add 2 cups of warm water to this masala and bring it to a boil over medium heat.

    Add 2 cups of warm water to this masala in the pan

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  8. If adding potatoes to the curry, add them now and cook until half done.

    add potatoes to the masala in the pan

    Add 2 cups of warm water to this masala

  9. Half slit the boiled eggs vertically and add them gently to the gravy. Simmer the flame and cook for 10 minutes or till the gravy has thickened or reduced to about 3/4 of the original quantity (before you added the water). If you have added potatoes they should ideally be cooked by now.

    add eggs to the curry in the pan

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  10. Turn off the fire and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and the slit green chilies (if using). Serve hot with plain boiled Basmati rice and a vegetable side dish.

    Egg Curry (Andey Ki Curry) in a pan

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