Friday, October 26, 2012

Egg Gravy | முட்டை குழம்பு | Muttai Kuzhambu

Egg Gravy | Muttai kuzhambu is little thick, lip smacking and very delicious due to its unique taste. This kuzhambu is a very popular spicy non-veg gravy in Tamilnadu. This gravy can be prepared in numerous ways, but I follow my mom's recipe. This is my husband's favorite. 

Ingredients :-
 Eggs    4 
 Mustard      ¼ tsp
 Curry leaves     few 
 Oil    1 tsp  
 Salt to taste

To grind :- 

 Grated coconut    ¼ cup   
 Pottu kadalai | split roasted gram  1 tbsp
 Turmeric powder     ¼ tsp 
 Red chillies    6 
 Onions (roughly chopped) 2
 Cinnamon  1" piece  
 Cloves    4  
 Cumin  1 tsp
 Fennel seeds   1 tsp
 Poppy seeds ½ tsp    
 Coriander seeds     1 tsp    
 Curry leaves      1 sprig  
 Oil    1 tsp    
 Salt    to taste    

Method :-
1). Boil the eggs, remove the shells and cut each into two half, keep aside. Click this link to know how to boil and peel hard boiled eggs.
2). Heat oil in a pan and fry all the items under 'to grind' section except coconut, turmeric powder and split gram dal. Remove from heat and grind the mixture along with coconut it into a smooth paste and set aside.
3). Heat oil in a wide pan, add mustard and curry leaves and saute. Add the spice paste and a cup of water and mix well.
4). Bring this mixture to a boil, check for spice and salt. Reduce flame and cook till you get the desired  thick consistency. Then add the boiled eggs to the gravy mixture and cook it for another 3 minutes. Switch off !
The tasty egg curry is ready, garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain white rice, idli or dosa.

 Tips :-

# Stir the kuzhambu gently (without breaking the eggs ).
# Do not over cook the eggs. Avoid cooking after adding the eggs, it might make the yolks rubbery or hard.   
# Adding mint leaves will enhance the flavor.
# You can also add egg omelet | poached egg instead of boiled eggs but I don't prefer.
# You can substitute egg with potatoes or brinjal. 
# Always fry the ground masala in reduced flame, so that it retains its color and taste.

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