Eggs. For few years I had the perfect love hate relationship with eggs. Being born into a vegetarian family, eggs were introduced to us kids very late. Mainly for health benefits. Indeed we took it as a medicine, nothing more. In fact I remember those days years ago, when my mom would cut a boiled egg into 4 equal pieces, sit next to us with a jug of water. Yes, we literally chewed & swallowed each piece of egg with a glass of water. Hah! 😀
From that kid who was totally not into eggs to this adult who loves eggs – what a transformation I have had. While I enjoyed an occasional omelet or a scrambled egg – it was quite a task to still eat hard boiled eggs. And then the wedding happened, life changed. I was introduced to a whole new level of egg recipes. This blog is a proof for how far I have come with hard boiled eggs. Check out the egg recipes here.
Today’s recipe is a super simple egg fry – a South Indian style egg roast if you will. Thanks to my mother-in-law, who introduced me to this most awesome masala egg fry recipe that can be put together in less than 5 mins. It works the best as a side dish for hot rice, rasam/sambar or just as it is. For anyone who feel that a hardboiled egg is too bland for their taste, this recipe is a must try!
To make Egg Masala Fry | Muttai Masala Fry
What I used –
- Eggs, 3
- Mustard Seeds, ½ tsp
- Fresh Curry Leaves, a few
- Sambar Powder, 1tbsp
- Turmeric Powder, a generous pinch
- Asafoetida/Hing, a generous pinch
- Oil, 2 tsp
- Salt, as needed
Prep Work –
- Boil the eggs in lots of water for exactly 12 mins. Discard the water and run them through cold water.
- Remove the shells off the eggs and make 4-5 cuts on the eggs. Make sure the eggs don’t break. Set aside.
How I made –
- In a pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add asafoetida and fresh curry leaves. On a low flame, add turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt needed. Fry for a minute.
- Add boiled eggs and fry for a couple of minutes. Make sure the masala is coated well on the eggs. For crispy outer layer, keep frying/roasting for 3-4 mins. Remove from heat.
- Serve hot.
- To perfectly hard boil the eggs, time them and boil only for 12 mins exactly.
- Making cuts on the eggs helps get the masala inside the egg.
- If you don’t have sambar powder – use ¾ tsp of red chilli powder for ½ tsp of coriander powder and ¼ tsp of cumin powder.
- Adjust spices as per preference.
- Additionally onions can be added. Once the onions are fried, add the masala powders and continue to remaining process.