Naadan Mutta Curry ~ Kerala Style Egg Curry

Sometimes, blogging on a daily basis does get boring. Seriously… I was just thinking to myself, being on my break time now, should I be penning in something or no? After a lot of push and pull, there you go, I am ferociously hitting on my keyboard typing in sweet nothings. Yeah, because I have typed nothing much concrete till now apart from the above ramblings. Hehe… I guess today not being in a mood to do too much of writing, I will share with you some rare lessons that we can learn from the great man, the Father of our Nation himself…

I guess I don’t need to add my inputs in there, each phrase speaks a thousand words in itself…


Off to the recipe, one of those days when I was banging my head on what to cook for dinner, I suddenly missed my umma’s egg curry. It was too late at night that I could call and check with her as to how she used to make it. As usual, I sat on my mobile and started to search for the recipe. That is when I bumped into the egg curry recipe on Avika’s space and I must say that it did strike a chord of remembrance in my mind. Slowly putting my little head (?) into action, I pulled out all the ingredients and started my work. At the end, what I got was just the way umma makes it, and wasn’t I glad about it as well? πŸ™‚


The star in the picture is definitely umma’s chatti… I love to cook most of my curries in it, or at least do the finishing touches in it. πŸ™‚



Naadan Mutta Curry ~ Kerala Style Egg Curry

Course Curry
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 hardboiled eggs shelled and quartered
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a man-chatti (earthen pot). If you don't have one, that a non-stick saucepan will do. Splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Add in the onions along with the green chillies and saute with a pinch of salt till soft.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste and cook till raw smell is gone, around 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomato and cook on low flame with closed lid, till the tomato gets mashed up.
  • Add the masalas from turmeric to garam masala and saute it for around 5 minutes, till the coriander becomes slightly darkish.
  • Add the water and bring to boil.
  • Keep mixing well to ensure that the masala gets incorporated into the water.
  • Adjust the salt at this stage. Add in the quartered eggs and cook on low flame for around 5 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve warm with rice or chappathis, garnished with curry leaves!

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  1. kerala dishes hava a unique taste and this is one among many recipe… nice recipe dear

    1. Thank u so much dears…

  2. yumm. delicious looking curry. For me sitting down and writing my post is the hard part. Its usually night time after the kids go to bed that I sit down, and by then my mind goes blank. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes… mire than the recipe, intro is definitely a problem! Thanks a lot nammi… πŸ™‚

  3. I think this is the first time you left first para simply:) but in my case, giving intro for post is very hectic (in every post I face this prob)…..
    Nadan kariyude taste vere thanneya athu pinne manchattiyilayalo adipoli..looks so tasty dear..

    1. No resna, I've done this b4 but off late I was never w/out any topic! πŸ™‚ thanks a lot dear…

  4. What a tempting curry…. Love it

    1. Thank u so much akhila…

  5. tasty egg curry dear…………

    1. Thank u so much gloria…

  6. yummy yummy……njan eppozhum prefer cheyyunna oru curry…..with chappathi, idiyappam, appam n all….feel nostalgic with manchatti :):)

    1. Thank u so much remya… πŸ™‚

  7. Looks yummy dear.. Wish I had a manchatti too.. Have to buy on my next visit to India πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much avika… πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Rafeeda…howz your break going? I did notice you were posting a lot these days. keep it up. in my case i have no time to blog, my laptops almost died up and blog hopping never happens. So there! Motta curry is every Keralites favorite dish alle.

    1. My break is done dear… already back 2 work… yeah kind of posting continously bcoz so much pending in my drafts! Thanks a lot Manju… πŸ™‚

  9. Loving it! Loving it! Loving it! I'm gonna make it your way next time… Have had enough in North-Indian style πŸ˜›

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    1. Then I guess I'm goin 2 ur style next time! πŸ˜› thanks a lot dear…

  10. wow such a tempting and flavorful mutta curry, love it Rafee

    1. Thank u so much priya…

  11. With appam,it will be delicious,looks yum

    1. Thank u so much suja…

  12. Hot n spice luking dish..need sum rotis ..n to be frank i Don't like gandhiji…

    1. Thank u dee… it's ok, I just shared his words! πŸ˜€

  13. Pass me the mutta caurry,chatti and the woven coaster he hee…:)

    1. Appo enikenthu??? πŸ˜€

  14. This is such a must for us… Its pretty much the same way I cook too but not in a man-chatti… I broke mine while shifting our house. Next trip got to pick up one.

    1. Oh yes it is!!! Thanks a lot Rekha…

  15. Yummy egg curry. Looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank u so much sara…

  16. my all time fav…nice presentation

    1. Thank u so much jay…

    1. Thank u so much shobhana…

  17. My fav egg curry.. yummy

    1. Thank u so much rumana…

  18. Keralites very own naadan mutta curry, pinne manchatty-il undaakkiyaal ulla taste is just irresistible πŸ™‚ It pairs up great with almost everything that I end up making it at least once in a week

    1. πŸ™‚ thank u so much prathibha…

    1. Thank u so much ruxana…

  19. Delicious egg curry, looks absolutely wonderful.

    1. Thank u so much ambreen…

  20. I want to make this ASAP! It is simply a great breakfast curry!

    1. thank u so much indu…

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