Malabar Mutta Roast ~ Malabar Style Egg Roast

I am at a phase where lot of things are happening, lot of things are changing andPin lot of things look so unpredictable, that I really do not know how my life is going to look from a couple of months from now. Events keep happening that can really pull out the carpet from under your legs, making you tumble and fall, sometimes you may end up hitting your head on the side table and feel dizzy from the effect. By the time you get back your senses, everything seems so haphazard that you don’t know what to do. Yes, those moments do call for some confusion, some panic and some break-down moments… but then once reality dawns, it is all about taking it into your stride. I strongly believe that there is no use of blaming it on what has happened, dwelling around “if that would have been the case”… no point in doing that, right? It wouldn’t change anything, not even a single second of what happened. It is always better to accept things that have happened as an important chapter in your life, learn the lessons you were supposed to learn from them, and move on… to discover more about yourself, to learn more about others, and to be a better, stronger person ahead…

Going to food business, eggs keep appearing on our tables every now and then. When I am lost of ideas, I always love to make an egg curry. Egg is a winner in any way made. There is always a tussle as to how much eggs can be included in an average person’s diet, though it is now agreed that 3 eggs a week is good enough. One curry that I always go to when we have dosas or vellappams as our sides is this roast, made in my umma’s own style, with a heavy taste of coriander powder and crunch of the onions. This is so easy to make and even more delicious to have at any time of the day. In Kerala, egg roast is made more or less the same way. Some parts of Kerala have more chilli powder added than coriander. That is delicious too in its way. But today I am sharing how I learned to make it from umma. Β Off to how we make it…



Malabar Mutta Roast ~ Malabar Style Egg Roast

Course Eggs
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Rafeeda


  • 6 eggs hard boiled
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 strands curry leaves
  • 3 large onions sliced thinly
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Little water
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel the hard-boiled eggs. Makes 4 slits on each egg and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Crackle the mustard seeds.
  • Saute the curry leaves for a minute.
  • Add in the onions and chillies and saute with a pinch of salt till the onion becomes just wilted.
  • Add the ginger paste and cook for a minute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add in the coriander powder, turmeric and garam masala and saute till the coriander gives a darkish shade.
  • Add very little water, just to moisten the masala. Adjust the salt.
  • Add the whole eggs and cook on low flame with closed lid for 5 minutes. Switch off and serve warm with chapathis, rotis or appam.


The spice level is mild, considering no addition of chilli powder. To make it more spicy, add more green chillies.
Onions have to just be soft, don't overcook since the roast needs the crunch of the onions.

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  1. this is kind of addiction yeah…can never say no to it..

    1. thank u so much sona…

  2. nadan mutta curry hmm… Easy to make and delicious.

    1. thank u so much lisha…

  3. Yummy my fav too dear

    1. thank u so much ramya…

    1. thank u so much razina…

  4. Great thing you said at the beginning. I have realized that this past year. Nothing will change what is done, we can only dwell on it and waste our time or do better. Hope you feel better πŸ™‚
    And I have never heard of the dish but it sure looks amazing..

    1. Alhamdulillah, feeling better Aiza… the best thing to do is to leave it to Him… πŸ™‚ thank u so much for coming by…

  5. Eggs R Quick Fix Things Which Happen To Us Lol! Curry Looks Yumm

    1. thank u so much aara…

  6. Mouthwatering mutta curry. My favorite.

    1. thank u so much poornima…

  7. Wow ! my favourite rafeeda.

    1. thank u so much asiyakka…

  8. looks too good.. i just add sambar powder to make this ..

    1. that's a nice variation laxmi… should try next time…

  9. Mutta curry adipoli..U said i correct…onnum ellenkil mutta thanne sharanam..

    1. thank u so much preetha chechi…

  10. Yes, you are a very strong person. I love how you keep it current over here with your no- fail posts, friend. Great job with the motta curry- you have me buying bread in order to accomodate this for lunch today.

    1. thank u so much for your lovely words tisa… blogging keeps me quite sane, u see… πŸ™‚

  11. Simply delicious.Eggs always comes in handy & I feel like a lost person without it

    1. exactly! thank u so much humi…

  12. delicious egg roast…Appam with Mutta roast hmmm tummy…

    1. athu correcta resna… thank u so much…

  13. Totally agree with u Rafee….things are not really in our hands….when I pray for no.1, no.2 and no.3 of the things to not happen but go smoothly…there would be a no.4, another possibility that u may have never thought off, would ruin the entire thing…but we do learn from it a lot and we really don't have a choice neither control of it as life is full of uncertainties .

    Motta curry looks super… totally tempting …and ya I too go with it when I fall short of ideas πŸ™‚

    1. yes anupa… some literal shocks come that you really don't know how to handle it, but Alhamdulillah, there is always the One to turn to in case of despair… πŸ™‚ thanks a lot dear…

  14. Change is the only constant thing dear.. Even though it may come unexpectedly, gradually we learn to cope with it and sometimes even learn to enjoy the new change till the next one comes up πŸ™‚ Loved ur description in the intro, very very true. and the egg roast looks super.. drooling πŸ™‚

    1. very true avika… πŸ™‚ thanks a lot…

  15. I can eat Any kind of egg curry..n this is tempting me much just need some rotis.:)

    1. thank u so much usha… πŸ™‚

  16. Mutta roast looks so yumm…perfect with appam..

    1. thank u so much reshmi…

  17. Di…Oro divasavum oro dishumayi varum..kothippikkan..Eggs are my alltime favourite dear…in any form

    1. hehe… sorry dee… thank u so much…

    1. thank u so much shobana…

  18. Hi Rafeeda, this eggs roast look so tempting and delicious. I love eggs anytime, any style, any day. LOL

    Merry Christmas to you and family. Regards.

    1. Thank u so much amelia…

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