Chettinad Egg curry (Karaikudi muttai kulambu)
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Chettinad egg curry, Muttai kolambu

Chettinad Egg Curry / Karaikudi Muttai Kulambu


  • Egg-5
  • Small onion- 200g
  • Garlic- 4
  • Ginger- equal to garlic
  • Tomato- 1
  • Mustard seeds and Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Chicken powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt and Oil- to taste


  1. Boil Egg for 5 mins. Then remove the shells.
  2. Peel and semi grind the Small onion.
  3. Grind Garlic, Ginger and make a paste. Kept this aside
  4. Chop the Tomato into small pieces.
  5. Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and Urad dal fry till it splutters.
  6. Add Curry leaves,Ginger and Garlic paste and fry for a min.  Then add Onion and fry till it becomes light brown in color.
  7. Add Tomato and fry till it turn into soft.  Then add Chili powder,Coriander powder, Chicken powderand Turmeric powder fry till raw smell goes.
  8. Once the raw smell goes add a cup of Water and Salt.
  9. Finally add boiled Eggs. Let the curry boil once.

Goes well with: Rice and Chappati

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16 Responses to 'Chettinad Egg curry (Karaikudi muttai kulambu)'

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  1. priya said,

    on February 17th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    this is a gr8 website but doesn’t say how much salt or oil to add? but other than that is a pretty reliable source for good old indian cookin!:)

  2. on February 17th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    needs better pictures also! needs to look more appetizing please!

  3. Jaya said,

    on March 31st, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Salt and oil should be an estimate and an individual’s preference. Pictures look appetising enough to me…

  4. Lavanya said,

    on May 9th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! mouth watering recipe and I tried immediately and came out very well. Guys, it’s definitely worth a try……

  5. vidhya said,

    on October 22nd, 2010 at 9:13 am

    wow traditional touch mouth watering receipe i am going to try this receipe !!!!!!!!!!!!!


    on January 8th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Whatever receipes are added is good. If some more receipes of north indian added means it will be well and good.

  7. anitha ravindran said,

    on January 28th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    can u tell me what is meant by chicken powder

  8. Sangeetha said,

    on February 8th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I look dishes made with Egg. My favoriteeeeeeeeeeee :)

  9. Rajitha said,

    on February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    i am going to try this recipe and see it willl come go or not …..?

  10. anitha said,

    on March 26th, 2011 at 3:34 am

    can anyone tell me what chicken powder is

  11. ddd said,

    on April 3rd, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    it did not come good.i used sakthi chicken masala for the chicken powder.Can u tell me what went wrong

  12. vidhya said,

    on April 28th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    nice one

  13. steffi said,

    on June 11th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mouth watering good to see!!!!!!!!!!!! tried it went on well

  14. Deepa said,

    on July 23rd, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    i did the same thing… smells quite good, when i taste it i get a slightly bitter taste.. not sure why… may be i added something in extra.. anyways thanks for this recipe :)

  15. ram said,

    on August 9th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yes i try this dish

  16. Ronald said,

    on December 5th, 2011 at 5:39 am


    Chicken powder here refers to chicken masala powder….

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