During the days before marriage, eggs were a staple in our pantry and masala fried eggs were one of the regular recipes. It’s a simple preparation and very tasty if you like eggs. I had completely forgotten about this until my friend’s mother prepared it sometime back.
Soon after, I also started preparing these again. I use ghee or butter instead of oil and the flavor is so much better. I prefer sunny Side eggs over hard boiled eggs because of the simplicity of preparation. But with the instant pot, making hard boiled eggs is so much easier. All it takes is 6 minutes in the manual mode and immediate pressure release. You get perfect boiled eggs all the time!
Though very easy to make, it qualifies perfectly for a protein rich dish. Without really planning it, the last few recipes has fallen under the quick and easy category. Hopefully I will be able to continue it for the rest of the week as well.
Read on for the recipe.
- 6-8 hard boiled eggs
- 1.5 teaspoon chili powder*
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1.5 teaspoon pepper powder*
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder,* optional
- Salt as needed
- 2 teaspoons ghee or butter
*replace all three with one single tablespoon of sambar powder
- Cut the hard boiled eggs in half if preferred. Else you can keep the egg whole as well.
- Heat oil and add the chili powder, pepper powder, turmeric and salt to the oil and fry for a few seconds. Make sure that the kitchen is well ventilated, else when the masalas cook they might make you sneeze.
- Once the masala is cooked (roughly 10-15 seconds or so), add the eggs. Add more oil if needed. Let the masalas coat the egg. Flip sides and let it cook for a 2-3 minutes. Take off the heat and serve with rice and sambar.
- Alternatively you can make a paste of the masalas with a little water. coat the eggs with it and then cook the eggs for a minute or two till done.
Note: you can use a Tablespoon of sambar powder instead of chili and pepper powders. The masalas can be adjusted according to your spice level preference.
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15 thoughts on “Masala Eggs”
I have 2 dozen eggs in my pantry now. This is the first recipe I am going to try..
This cute and small eggs makes me hungry… too cute and beautiful egg recipe.
these look like the arbi masala roast we make at home ! such a tempting click
Super delicious and yumm. Just like the way i wanted!!
Love those eggs. So appetizing. Wanna grab them from the pics
I believe this masala egg is all egg loves basic and favorite dish!..I remember Mom making it so often as a child for others at home..:)..you reminded me of those days..my boys hardly indulge in anything colored differently than what they are used to, so it will be a challenge to introduce this to them, still I am going to try..:)
Ooo I had forgotten about this delicious masala eggs. Me wondering how you managed to keep the yolks in the whites mine is all over the place.
Sounds like a simple and flavourful recipe , sambar powder and eggs ! What a unique way to cook . Must pass the recipe to egg lovers .
This is one such easy to make egg fry and i do often make to accompany with rice and dhal.
I am in love with your skillet!
That’s looks super inviting. Never tried boiling eggs in IP. Will try the 6 mts timing.
That is a very tempting dish. Sounds like a good anytime meal, not to mention protein rich. Yum!
Such wonderful treat for egg lovers. It looks really spicy and yummy, I wish to make a substitute rite now.
I have been looking for simple egg recipes and you saved my day. This is going to be my lunch today as I have boiled eggs ready. They look so spicy and so yum..