Egg Masala Gravy Recipe – Indian restaurant style

“A day without argument is like an egg without salt” – Angela Carter

Angela Carter was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism and picaresque works (who’s up for adventures of a rogue hero??) If a renowned writer like herself thinks an egg can be a part of literature, you better agree!

There are three two kind of people on this planet – One who likes/loves/is obsessed with eggs and Two,dislikes/hates/ignores eggs.

I fall somewhere between them…neither will I die without a boiled egg for breakfast nor will I order a sunny side up in some fancy restaurant (just because it’s cooked to Gordan Ramsay like perfection there!)

Of course, I like my egg pasta, egg-y pudding, eggs in cake, frittata and eggs in curries & gravies. I also have a fair number of boiled eggs or omelette per month though! Among others , One egg recipe I absolutely love is the “Egg Masala Gravy”.

Now, it’s so common and has endless variants (just like any other Classic recipes) but the general ingredients and texture remains same. We make it at home every other week and I have had it in more than two eateries/restaurant.

It is delicious. Period.


Fast & Simple recipes can be yummy too!

It needs no other definition. The richness, especially those that’s served in restaurants/hotels, the smooth texture, the colour, the flavours of all those spices is to die for…………If all the above was not enough, understand that this is another fast  & simple recipe. Fast recipes are like my niche now!

Check a lot more interesting FAST & SIMPLE recipes/dish here.

Like I have already mentioned above, its very versatile. You can make ir on week days where you barely have time after work or even on weekends parties or special lunch, be it holiday meals, get togethers, puja/festivals, dinner invites etc.

I have made it today proper “restaurant style” – made from scratch, styled, served and photographed in a very restaurant-ish way! (Restaurant-ish is my new creation, eh!)

Egg Masala Gravy - restaurant style

Egg Masala Gravy Recipe – Indian restaurant style

  • Servings: ”4”
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Source – My mother’s kitchen

Ingredients :

  • Eggs, 4
  • Onion , 1 medium size, paste
  • Ginger, 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic, 2 teaspoon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander powder, 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder, 2 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper, 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar, 1-2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder, 2 teaspoon (Grind : 1” cinnamon, 2 green cardamom, 2 cloves, 1/4th star anise, a pinch of nutmeg)
  • Egg Masala gravy paste (Blend the following separately)
    • Tomato, 1 big
    • Green chilli, 2
    • Onion, 1 big size
    • Fennel seeds/mouri, 3/4th teaspoon
    • Oil , 2 teaspoon

For tempering –

  • Oil, 2 tablespoon
  • Ghee (clarified butter), 1 tablespoon (If you don’t have ghee, use same amount of oil)
  • Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon
  • Dry red chiili, 2 small (broken into half)
  • Whole garam masala ( ½” cinnamon, 2 small green cardamom, ½ small black cardamom, 2 small cloves, 1/4th star anise(optional), a bit of mace & nutmeg).

Method :

  • Boil the eggs (preferably hard boiled to avoid spilling of yolk). De-shell them.
  • Rub some salt & turmeric powder onto them. (Not too much) and fry them in a wok/kadai/pan with some mustard/refined oil. { They should have golden brown crust on each side} Keep aside!
  • Take a pan/wok/kadai, heat some mustard/refined oil. Add the ingredients (listed above) for tempering. Let them crackle for half a minute.
  • To this, add the onions and fry till golden brown. Put the ginger-garlic paste & cook for a minute.
  • Add the Egg masala gravy paste (listed above to blend) to the pan. Cook well for few minutes till its well cooked. Stir occasionally!
  • Add the following now – salt, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, black pepper and sugar. Cook for another few minutes with stir.
  • When the mixture in pan is well cooked, it will release oil. Stir well once and add about 1 big cup of hot water (you may change the amount of hot water added according to your need)…let it boil for a minute or two. (To desired consistency)
  • Add the garam masala powder and some coriander leaves (finely chopped, optional). Turn the gas stove off.
  • Put the boiled & fried eggs in and give a very gentle stir. Voila! Dish is ready!!

This goes perfect with both steamed rice/flavoured rice dishes and flat breads (be it roti, paratha etc.)

So, this holiday season enjoy the festivals on a different note…along with meat or seafood, serve this EGGcellent Egg Masala Gravy – restaurant style!

Psss….serve different & get appreciative pats. I promise!

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33 thoughts on “Egg Masala Gravy Recipe – Indian restaurant style

  1. Jane says:

    I think I’m an in between egg person too! I have to be in the mood to eat eggs, but definitely couldn’t live without them! Your recipe is amazing, I’ve never had this type of dish before, quite intriguing.


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