maharashtrian egg curry recipe | saoji egg curry recipe | spicy egg curry recipe

making maharashtrian egg curry recipe

maharashtrian egg curry recipe | saoji egg curry recipe | spicy egg curry recipe

India has the largest number of vegetarians and a lot of them are ovo-vegetarians, meaning they consume eggs. Eggs are the most important source of protein them and also grant a break from the regular vegetable and lentil curries. An egg curry can be a hearty affair if it is prepared well. Eggs have a great flavor and taste and it takes a delicious, rich gravy to do justice to them. Surprisingly enough, it is very easy to make such egg curries and I have got one for you today on here – It’s the Maharashtrian Egg Curry Recipe (महाराष्ट्रीयन एग करी रेसिपी).

This kind of egg curry is also known as Saoji egg curry (साओजी एग करी), which is one of the popular gravy recipes of the Saoji community residing in Maharashtra. Spicy egg curry served over a bed of steaming hot white rice; it’s a very comforting combination, especially during the winters.

the unique taste & texture of the egg maharashtrian curry

The egg curry masala is freshly prepared, which makes the curry so robust. A hot and spicy egg curry like that goes very well with rice. This Maharashtrian egg curry recipe for rice is a perfect fix for a lazy weekend when you don’t want to spend time rolling rotis in the kitchen. The eggs have been shallow-fried before adding to the curry so that they have very interesting crispy texture. If you are looking for an egg curry recipe with coconut but without tomatoes, this one is definitely leave you impressed. I have used dried coconut or khobra because it is sweeter than fresh coconut because it has a higher oil content and certain kinds of sugars.

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Now let’s take a look at the egg curry preparation and ingredients.

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Maharashtrian Egg Curry Recipe - A simple, easy, and spicy egg curry recipe for rice that's perfect for a lazy weekend lunch. It has the aroma of the freshly made egg curry masala, sweetness of coconut, and richness of caramelized onions.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
For Making the Egg Curry Masala
  • Black peppercorns - 10
  • Cinnamon - ½ inch stick
  • Cloves - 4
  • Mace / Javitri - ½ a piece
  • Wild mace / Rampatri - ½ a piece
  • Bay leaves - 2 small
  • Shahi jeera / Caraway seeds - ½ tsp
  • Star anise - 1
  • Green cardamom - 1
  • Black cardamom - 1, only the seeds
For Making the Egg Curry Gravy
  • Onions - 3 medium, finely sliced
  • Garlic - 12 medium-sized cloves
  • Ginger - ½-inch
  • Dried coconut / Khobra - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Roasted gram/chana - 1 & ½ tbsp
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Byadgi red chili powder - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Jaggery - a small piece
  • Bay leaf - 1 small
  • Hard boiled eggs - 4
  • Hot water - 1 & ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. To make Maharashtrian egg curry, first we need to make the egg curry masala. Heat a skillet and toss in all the whole spices.
  2. Add a few drops of oil just to coat the spices. Toast the spices on low heat until aromatic while stirring them constantly to prevent burning.
  3. Let the spices cool and then grind it to a fine powder in a grinder. Keep it aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet and add the sliced onions to it. Saute the onions on high heat tossing them constantly until they wilt and turn dark brown.
  5. Combine the fried onions with ginger, garlic, roasted gram, and dried coconut in a grinder. Grind to a very smooth paste. Use very little water if needed.
  6. Heat the rest of the oil in the same skillet. Make 3-4 lengthwise incisions in the eggs. Toss the eggs into the hot oil and fry them until golden on all sides.Remove them onto a plate.
  7. In the remaining oil, we will make the curry. Make sure the oil is just warm in the beginning.
  8. Add the egg curry masala that we just prepared. Add the ground paste, byadgi red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, the small bit of jaggery, and a bay leaf.
  9. Saute the masala on low to medium heat until fragrant.
  10. When the oil begins to separate, add in the eggs and saute them with the masala for a couple of minutes.
  11. Add the hot water and bring the egg curry to a boil. You may add more water if you like a lighter, thinner curry. It would taste equally good.
  12. Let the egg curry simmer for 2-3 minutes, Then garnish with coriander leaves.
  13. Finally, Maharashtrian egg curry recipe is ready to be served with rice. Serve hot with rice and a squeeze of lemon, Enjoy!

 

maharashtrian egg curry recipe with step by step pictures


Step 1

To make Maharashtrian egg curry recipe, first we need to make the egg curry masala.

whole spices for making Maharashtrian egg curry recipe


Step 2

Heat a skillet and toss in all the whole spices; 10 black peppercorns, 4 cloves, 1/2-inch cinnamon stick, 1/2 tsp caraway seeds, 2 small bay leaves, 1 star anise, 1/2 a piece mace, 1/2 a piece wild mace, 1 green cardamom, and seeds from 1 black cardamom.

roasting whole spices for Maharashtrian egg curry


Step 3

Add a few drops of oil just to coat the spices. Toast the spices on low heat until aromatic while stirring them constantly to prevent burning.

making egg curry masala


Step 4

Let the spices cool and then grind it to a fine powder in a grinder. Keep it aside.

egg curry masala saoji style


Step 5

Gather the ingredients for making the egg curry gravy.

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Step 6

Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet and add 3 medium onions, finely sliced to it.

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Step 7

Saute the onions on high heat tossing them constantly until they wilt and turn dark brown.

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Step 8

Combine the fried onions with 1/2-inch piece of ginger, 12 cloves of garlic, 1 & 1/2 tbsp roasted gram, and 2 tbsp dried coconut in a grinder.

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Step 9

Grind to a very smooth paste. Use very little water if needed.

egg curry for rice


Step 10

Heat the rest of the oil (3 tbsp) in the same skillet. Make 3-4 lengthwise incisions in the hard-boiled eggs. Toss the eggs into the hot oil and fry them until golden on all sides. Remove them onto a plate.

egg curry for rice recipe


Step 11

In the remaining oil, we will make the curry. Make sure the oil is just warm in the beginning. Add the egg curry masala that we just prepared.

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Step 12

Add the ground paste, 2 tbsp byadgi red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tbsp coriander powder, the small bit of jaggery, and a small bay leaf.

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Step 13

Saute the masala on low to medium heat until fragrant.

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Step 14

When the oil begins to separate, add in the eggs and saute them with the masala for a couple of minutes.

egg curry preparation


Step 15

Add 1 & 1/2 cup hot water and bring the egg curry to a boil. Let the egg curry simmer for 2-3 minutes until the curry thickens. You may add more water if you like a lighter, thinner curry. It would taste equally good.

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Step 16

Then garnish with 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves. Finally, Maharashtrian egg curry recipe is ready to be served with rice.

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Step 17

Serve the spicy egg curry with rice and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    shravankumar
    January 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    gravy khoop chaan distey. ekdum mast!

    • Reply
      Monica
      January 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    शशांक
    February 17, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    सही

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Reply
    megha
    March 20, 2018 at 4:20 am

    hot n spicy..my favorite kind of egg curry

  • Reply
    jacquelic sambhav
    March 27, 2018 at 10:59 am

    interesting recipe. can i thin the curry down a bit?

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 30, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Yes, you certainly may.

  • Reply
    uma chaddha
    May 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Hey! I just made saoji anda curry. Turned out great! The flavours are beautiful and enjoyed the spicy gravy. Thank you for the detailed recipe.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 16, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Most welcome Uma. I am really happy you tried the recipe and loved it. 🙂

  • Reply
    sujata kishor
    June 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    wow..egg curry looks tempting. looks spicy and hot..

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