August 5, 2008

Egg Curry with Coconut Milk and Idiyappams (Steamed Rice Noodles)

Today I am posting the first of a series of traditional kerala recipes that my mother-in-law is cooking up for us. The egg curry with coconut milk is an all-time favourite in our home. Keralites can hardly keep themselves from adding coconut, in any form, to their curries. And true to form, this delicious egg curry has rich coconut milk as the main flavoring. The coconut milk added to this curry gives a rich, sweet taste which balances the flavor of the blend of spices added. It also has a tasty gravy which forms an ideal dipping sauce for idiyappams (steamed rice noodles), appams and chapathis. In Kerala, the coconut is generally grated and then squeezed with water to make the coconut milk. The first squeeze would yield a thick milk which is added last to the curry (so as not to curdle it) and the second and third squeezes would yield thinner milk which generally forms the majority of the gravy. Today we have used the canned coconut milk, available in the Asian aisles, which was not thinned down. I hope everyone would love the series of Kerala recipes as much as we are enjoying them at home! ;-) If anyone is interested in knowing how to make idiyappams, please let me know! Aaswadikkoo! (Enjoy!)

Recipe (Serves 4) :

Eggs - 4, hard boiled
Ginger - 1" piece, sliced
Onion - 2 medium, sliced thin
Green chilly - 1, split lengthwise
Tomato - 1, quartered
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup


Remove the shells from the hard boiled eggs.

Heat oil in a skillet.

Saute the onions, gren chillies and ginger until the onions are cooked and tender.

Add the red chilly, coriander, turmeric and garam masala powders and saute until fragrant.

Add the tomato chunks and stir to mix well.

Pour water to the mixture and season with salt.

Bring to a boil and allow the onions and tomato chunks to cook.

Stir in the coconut milk and mix until heated through. (DO NOT boil).

Toss in the eggs.

Serve hot with idiyappam, appam or chapathi.

Check out the Egg Roast (without coconut milk) here.

This is a pictorial representation on how to shape the idiyappams. If anyone is interested in knowing more, just send me an email ( or leave a comment.

I am sending this to the "Curry Mela" hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons.

I was greeted today by the "Blogging Friends Forever" award passed on to me by Sujatha of Khazana of my favourite recipes. Thank you so much Sujatha, I really appreciate it! Thanks for being my friend!

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2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
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I would like to pass this onto,

Sukanya of Hot n' sweet Bowl
Vani of Illatharasi
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Shreya of Mom's Cooking (who is relatively new to my blog)

Enjoy your awards and have a nice day!!


Anonymous said...

A comfort food of mine! looks lovely...hope ur having fun with the family!

Thanks for thinking of me for the award!

SriLekha said...

mmm... idiyappam are looking so good!

Cham said...

Coconut is the key ingred for making any gravy in my home :) Love the egg curry idiyappam combo :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi.... Nice recipe JZ.... Looks so good. Prefect combo. Appetizing pictures. Love the color of the egg curry.

Thank u so much for passing me the award.

Hay.... Idiyappams are my hubby's fav. Was hunting for some nice and easy recipe, Please do send me ur version of it.

Trupti said...

curry and idiyappams looks very delicious JZ & congrats on award.

Jeena said...

Oh wow! This looks soooooooooo good, it is so what I would eat! Looks amazing.

Illatharasi said...

Thanks for thinking of me JZ! I felt honoured ;)

Hmmm.... now to your recipe.... both egg curry and idiyppam are my favourites.... mouthwatering;)

Sonu said...

hey nice combo recipe for Egg curry with Idiyappams. the Idiyappam totally new 4 me. but I can try only egg curry not Idiyappam:(
BTW, Congrates on ur award...!:)
Take care.

TBC said...

Egg curry looks great. I've never tried adding coconut milk to my version, and I'm a Keralite(not a traditional one though). Should try the coconut milk addition- especially since I always have a can or two on hand- the next time for a different taste.:)

delhibelle said...

The curry and idiyappams look beautiful,jz. More of your MIL recipes are eagerly awaited.
Thanks so much for considering me your friend and passing me the award. I am touched.

Laavanya said...

The egg curry looks ravishing and what a perfect combination with the idiyaapams - i am sooo hungry for this right now.

Priti said...

Idiyappam looking yummy along with egg curry...I'm going to ask you Idiyaappm recipe

Sig said...

Idiyappam and egg curry... drool...

Maheswari said... is breakfast time here and am drooling over that picture..Reminds me of a hotel in trivandrum..Delicious..

Ivy said...

Indian cuisine is so interesting and I am sure I would like this.

Suma Rajesh said...

i bet that taste very gud...i make the samw recipe with time will try with eggs...looks delicious..congrates on ur awards..

Shreya said...

What wonderful pictures! I have never had egg curry with Idiappams! We have it with vegetable stew, or Kadala curry. This looks so great, should try soon:-) Thanks so much for thinking of me:-)

Sireesha said...

The curry and idiyappams look beautiful and drooling:))

vandana rajesh said...

Idiappam and egg curry welcome anytime..thks for sharing the recipe JZ. Looking forward to more of ur Kerala recipes.

Illatharasi said...

Surprise for you in my blog;)

Mansi Desai said...

that bowl of egg curry looks beautiful & inviting girl!:)

Srivalli said...

wow..thats looking so yum!..thanks for the entry!

egg_fan said...

No Garlic?

Maheswari said...

hey tried this yummy recipe..Came out really well...

Aparnna said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful recipe tried it out yesterday with rotis and came out really well. My husband just simply loved it :).

meeso said...

This looks so delicious, an awesome way to have eggs!

Lina Anup said...

hey ..It looks Yum!!! Good work dear..I am gonna try this for this eve..Thanx for the recipe!!