Mutta Kakkathil – Thick Egg Curry

I guess I have written so much over the past few days that I am literally exhausted, so sharing this beautiful slide with all of you…


I was just looking at the overdose of sweetstuff on the blog… oh yes, my blog’s name is The Big Sweet Tooth, but even sweet tooths can get a bit fed up with the overload of sugar… hehe… So I guess, I will share some spicy recipes for at least the next couple of days. Sharing with you today a very traditional Malabar recipe… I had bought this book of Faiza Moosa from the Sharjah Book Fair last November among the few that I had purchased. Malabar is the whole north of Kerala, covering from Malappuram to Kannur. I wouldn’t say that I know any traditional fare much, because our side cooking is very limited, but I must say that Kozhikode and Kannur has such a wide variety of cuisine and food, that it definitely needs to be stored and safeguarded for future reference. Each time I see any book with “Malabar” word on it, I just take it! Hehe… this is a nice thick egg curry with the richness of coconut milk, adjusted to the liking of my family. A no-tomato preparation, which makes it even more interesting…




Mutta Kakkathil - Thick Egg Curry

Course Main
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 4 eggs hardboiled and peeled
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 large onions minced
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • Curry leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat coconut oil in a saucepan. Saute onions and green chillies with salt till soft.
  • Add the  ginger and garlic paste and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  • Now add in the coriander, chilli, turmeric and fennel and saute till the coriander becomes a darkish shade. Ensure not to burn the masalas!
  • Now add the water, and cook on low flame till the masala gets all mashed up. Keep stirring occassionally to ensure that it does not stick to the pan.
  • Add the coconut milk and simmer till thickened.
  • Make silts on the hard-boiled eggs and slowly put into the curry. Stir well and cook on low flame for around 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with rice or chapathis, garnished with curry leaves.


The consistency of this curry is supposed to be really thick, without any curry. I only cooked it till I had some gravy and did not go to thicken it further as per my family requirements. In actuality, you continue to cook till it looks like a dry masala, then add in the eggs and cook for a few minutes till the masala coats the eggs.

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  1. This looks so tempting! ?Awesome!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  2. yumm I love egg curries.

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  3. Lovely looking dish.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  4. Wow spicy and will try this..

    1. Thank you so much Jaspinder…

  5. yummy egg curry ,perfect with appam or rotis too 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Julie.. 🙂

  6. oh.. mutta curry.. super.. i love the curries when it is spicy.. loved to have with appam…Rafee.. can u share the recipe for adukku rotti…(not the chatti pathiri), which u make with biriyani rice.. the pathiri's are layered..

    1. Thank you so much Preetha… Adukku roti is not something we make in our side, but I will definitely do my little research, maybe it's an item from my HD's side… will try to find out and post soon…

  7. So tempting egg curry………….Love to take this with idiyappam or appam…………….. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Remya… 🙂

  8. looks yum……… insha allah will try this…

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  9. Thick and spicy gravy is really inviting.

    1. Thank you so much dears…

  10. Gorgeous and super tempting egg curry.

    1. Thank you so much Sanoli…

  11. Love this curry must have tasted heavenly. Simply superb dish Rafee.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  12. vaayil vellam varunnu…that gravy is calling me out…ennike 2 chapathi thannitte aa curry kudi thannal njan happy akkum

    1. Kothipichathinu sorry Anupa… thanks a lot dear…

  13. Yummy curry …great to go with appam.

    1. Thank you so much Anu…

  14. Mouthwatering yummy curry . Will try dear

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  15. Awesome! My hubby loves egg curry. .will try for him!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  16. Soo irresistible egg curry, can happily have it with anything.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  17. Loved this quick and healthy curry..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  18. delicious egg curry, would love it with some roti or rice..

    1. Thank you so much Sona….

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