Malabar Egg Kuruma


4 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small piece ginger, crushed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3-4 green chillies, slit
few curry leaves
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
few coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Grind together grated coconut and fennel seeds adding little water to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter cumin seeds.
  3. Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves and saute well.
  4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes and salt and mix well.
  5. Add 2 cups of water to this and mix well and cook covered for few minutes till tomatoes are cooked.
  6. Then add the garam masala and mix well.
  7. When the gravy starts to thicken, add the ground coconut paste and mix well.
  8. Cut each boiled egg into half and add to the gravy and boil for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with pathiri, chapati, neer dosa….
Recipe Souce : Non Vegetarian Vibhavangal by Zubeida Obeid


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