Malli Aracha Mutta / Egg Curry


4 hardboiled eggs
2 onion, chopped
3-4 green chillies, chopped
1/2 ” ginger, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
10 shallots
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
salt to taste
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves


  1. Remove the shells of boiled eggs and keep it aside
  2. Grind together 8 shallots, garlic cloves, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala adding 2-3 tbsp water to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped onion, green chillies, 5 chopped garlic and ginger and saute well till onion turns soft.
  4. Add ground paste and saute well till raw smell goes. Add salt and little water ( pour about 1/4 cup water in the mixie used for grinding masala and add this) and mix well.
  5. Add chopped potatoes and saute it well adding few curry leaves.
  6. Add thin coconut milk and mix well. Cover and cook at low flame till potatoes are cooked well.
  7. Adjust salt and add 1/2 tsp pepper powder and mix well.
  8. Then add boiled eggs into this and boil for 2-3 minutes. ( You can also add eggs cut each into half)..
  9. Add thick coconut milk and heat it for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  10. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add 2 sliced shallots and fry.
  11. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves. Pour this over the curry and keep it covered for 5 minutes. Serve with appam, idiyappam, roti etc…

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