Easy meal idea – cumin egg curry should be in your lunch or dinner plans. Confession, I’m not a big curry powder buyer, like the actual spice written curry powder.

I just mix my own spices to create that curry powder blend which is usually turmeric, coriander, cumin, chilli sometimes ginger and pepper.

That said feel free to use curry powder in this recipe. Egg curry is one of those inexpensive meals that remind me of my campus days. And the dish comes about with just staples you’ve in your kitchen which is a win for me. This dish is under 200 bob and i’m being generous here, assuming I bought a whole pack of mala.


Please don’t boil your eggs until the yolk turns grey.Just 10 minutes is good enough.

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  • 1 large onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes blended
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1&1/2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup mala
  • 6 eggs


  1. Add 1&1/2 tbsp of oil to a sufuria, once heated add the cumin seeds until slightly browned and you begin smelling their earthy aroma. You don't want them to burn and darken.
  2. Then add the bay leaves, onion and garlic and sauté until slightly browned.
  3. Add the tsp of ginger, spices and chilli and cook for about 3 minutes on low.
  4. If sticking to the bottom add a tbsp of water.
  5. Add the blended tomatoes, tomato paste and cook for about 10 minutes. Then add one cup of mala, simmer on low heat until the oil separates from the tomatoes about 12 minutes or so.
  6. Then add your boiled eggs, cook for around 5 minutes and your dish is done.
  7. Garnish with coriander and it's ready to serve with your starch of choice.

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