Egg Curry : Protein Packed Boiled Eggs In Curry Sauce #IndianRecipes Made Easy

 

Savory spicy egg curry – Indian style. Hard-boiled eggs in a savory sauce made of tomatoes and fresh cilantro makes a protein packed egg curry. The incredible edible egg has gotten a very bad rap in last few decades due to its high cholesterol. Chicken eggs are high in cholesterol, and a diet high in cholesterol can contribute to high blood cholesterol levels but as with all foods everything in moderation. Research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol and if it’s cholesterol you’re concerned about, skip the yolk and eat the white. All of the cholesterol is in the yolk. Eggs are packed with high quality protein and a host of other good stuff!  This egg curry is an easy dish that is very popular in my home. It’s one of the first dishes I learnt to cook and it’s an easy weeknight meal. Boil the eggs, make a curry with tomatoes, dunk the eggs in and you’re done. Such a neat way to eat a boiled egg, all spiced up!! In my home since we have moderate levels of cholesterol, we have egg white omelets often tapping into the protein power of eggs and when we want to eat whole eggs, we choose this egg curry dish. The cooked yolk (yellow) slips out easily so I sometimes leave that aside and enjoy the white with the curry flavor! Savory spicy egg curry to warm up any meal.

 

 

 

Note!

I have decided to create a new series called “Indian Recipes Made Easy “! I am Indian by birth and make a lot of Indian dishes and I pride myself on creating healthy and easy Indian recipes, so I’ve decided to share them. All my cooking is the easy kind. Give me a dish with many steps and ingredients and I will probably enjoy it, but never make it!  It has to be easy!! Oh yes, I do a lot of “from scratch” stuff like my homemade garam masala and my homemade tandoori mix, but these are prepared ahead of time so my actual cooking is easy and I always give options for buying the ready made spice mix. Stay tuned for more ‘Indian Recipes Made Easy ‘!

 

 

 

Nutrition Wise!

An egg has a score of 100 when it comes to protein! Along with milk, eggs contain the highest biological value (or gold standard) for protein. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. They are a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Eggs are also packed with choline which aids brain development and memory. To read more about the health benefits of eggs, click here ! 

 

 

 

Egg Curry

Serves 6
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 large tomatoes (or 4 small chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp curicumin or turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garam masals
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ginger (paste, ground or shredded)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Note

Boil eggs with a tsp of salt to get an easy peel egg. Salt changes the PH of the water and the shell slides off easily

Directions

Boil eggs. Peel shell and cut into halves
Heat olive oil. Add chopped onions and saute till cooked soft.
Add ground ginger, curry powder, turmeric and cook for 3 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for about 5 -7 minutes till oil floats on top.
Gently slide in boiled eggs into the gravy and cover with sauce and simmer for about 3 - 5 minutes without stirring. Add fresh chopped cilantro and garam masala. Take off the fire and eat warm.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Nice way to use eggs. I make the usual egg salad and stuff, but this looks amazing ! Must try this. Seems simple too. Have all the ingredients at home I think from my last Indian cooking bash ! Glad your’e doing a series Sue. Indian dishes look intimidating, but with a little help. I can make it !

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Simple all right. Indian cooking can be simple and That’s what I plan to demonstrate. If you have any dishes you’d like to see, let me know !

  2. Looks so appetizing. I could eat that now. Am trying to go Paleo this year & this dish looks Paleo indeed ! Thanks Sue ! looking forward to more Indian recipes !

  3. This looks wonderful! What a great, and easy way, to dress up eggs for a great dinner. I really enjoyed reading the nutrition information on egg – thanks so much!!
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  4. It looks so tasty! I worry it might be a little hot for me, but I’m definitely going to give it a shot anyway.
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    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      You can tome down the heat by adding very little chili. The tomato base without chili would be perfect too ! Try it and let me know :) Thanks for stopping by !!

  5. Looking forward to trying this one out! It’s shameful how little Indian cooking I know. My mom’s a superb cook, but nobody would accuse her cooking of being healthy! Looking forward to perusing all the Indian Recipes you have on site, and picking up a few more.

    BTW – you didn’t file this with your other recipes! Please tag it so I can find it more easily. :)

  6. hhmmm yummy, but i thinks its a lot cholesterol that food, So it need balance food for neutralism that cholesterol :
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  7. I think you have done a really nice job on this website and really appreciate the information you have provided. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your insights with the rest of us.

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