Egg & Potato Curry
Egg & Potato Curry
5 from 18 votes
Egg, potatoes, and curry might seem like an odd combination but after you have a taste of this recipe, you won’t be able to stop wanting more. A mildly spiced curry made with only a few simple ingredients that you are guaranteed to have.
Egg Potato Curry

Originating from the heart of Indian cuisine, Egg & Potato Curry is a dish bursting with rich flavors and aromatic spices.

This recipe brings together the humble potato, protein-packed eggs, and a medley of spices to create a satisfying and hearty meal. Despite its exotic flavors, this dish is surprisingly easy to make, making it a perfect choice for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

The history of this dish dates back generations, where it was often prepared in Indian households as a wholesome and comforting meal. Over time, it has evolved into a beloved staple, cherished for its simplicity and delicious taste.

While some may perceive curry dishes as complex, this recipe breaks down the process into simple, easy-to-follow steps. With just a handful of ingredients and a bit of patience, you can recreate the authentic flavors of Egg & Potato Curry right in your own kitchen.

Expert Tip: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different spices and seasonings to customize the flavor of the curry to your liking.


Olive Oil: Olive oil serves as the base for this curry, providing a rich and flavorful foundation for the dish. It helps to sauté the onions and tomatoes, allowing them to release their natural sweetness and aromas, enhancing the overall taste of the curry.

Potatoes: Potatoes add a hearty and satisfying element to the curry, making it a filling meal option. They also absorb the flavors of the spices and curry sauce, resulting in tender and flavorful chunks in every bite.

Onions: Onions are a fundamental ingredient in Indian cooking, known for their ability to add depth and sweetness to dishes. When sautéed, they release their natural sugars, caramelizing and adding a rich flavor to the curry base.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes contribute a tangy and slightly sweet flavor to the curry, balancing out the spices and adding a vibrant color to the dish. They also provide a subtle acidity that complements the richness of the other ingredients.

Salt: Salt is essential for enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients in the curry. It helps to bring out the natural taste of the vegetables and spices, ensuring a well-balanced and flavorful dish.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder adds heat and spice to the curry, giving it a characteristic kick. Adjust the amount according to your preference for spice level, whether you prefer a mild or fiery curry.

Turmeric Powder (Haldi): Turmeric powder not only imparts a beautiful golden color to the curry but also offers a warm and earthy flavor. It is a staple spice in Indian cuisine and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Chillies: Green chillies add a fresh and fiery heat to the curry, elevating its flavor profile. You can adjust the amount of green chillies according to your spice tolerance, adding more for extra heat or fewer for a milder curry.

Eggs: Eggs are the protein component of this dish, adding substance and nutrition. They soak up the flavors of the curry sauce, becoming tender and flavorful as they cook within the aromatic spices.

Coriander: Fresh coriander adds a burst of freshness and color to the finished dish. It is used as a garnish, sprinkled over the curry just before serving, adding a hint of citrusy flavor and a vibrant green hue.

Expert Tip: To make the curry creamier and more indulgent, stir in a splash of coconut milk or heavy cream towards the end of cooking. This will add richness and depth to the sauce, elevating the overall taste of the dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair this Egg & Potato Curry with steamed rice for a classic and comforting meal. The fluffy texture of the rice provides the perfect canvas for soaking up the rich and flavorful curry sauce.
  • For a lighter option, serve the curry with quinoa or couscous. These grains offer a nutty and wholesome alternative to rice, adding a unique twist to the dish.
  • Enjoy the curry with freshly baked naan bread or chapatis for a traditional Indian dining experience. The soft and pillowy texture of the bread complements the hearty curry, allowing you to scoop up every last bit of sauce.
  • For a complete meal, serve the Egg & Potato Curry alongside a crisp green salad or some roasted vegetables. The fresh and vibrant flavors of the salad provide a refreshing contrast to the rich and savory curry.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, try adding a handful of diced bell peppers or spinach to the curry along with the potatoes. These vegetables not only add nutrition but also contribute a pop of color and texture to the dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different types of potatoes for this recipe?

Yes, you can use different types of potatoes depending on your preference. Russet, Yukon Gold, or red potatoes all work well in this recipe. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the type of potato you choose.

Can I make this curry ahead of time?

Absolutely! Egg & Potato Curry reheats well and can be made ahead of time for meal prep or for serving at a later time. Simply store the curry in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When ready to serve, reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Can I customize the spice level of the curry?

Yes, you can adjust the spice level of the curry to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a milder curry, reduce the amount of chilli powder and green chillies. Conversely, if you like it spicier, increase the amount of chilli powder and add extra green chillies.

Can I add other vegetables to this curry?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite vegetables to the curry. Bell peppers, peas, carrots, or cauliflower would all be delicious additions. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the vegetables you choose to add.

Can I make this curry vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can easily make this curry vegetarian or vegan by omitting the eggs and using vegetable broth or coconut milk instead of water. You can also add extra vegetables or tofu to enhance the protein content of the dish.

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Egg Potato Curry

Egg and Potato Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
This potato egg curry, known as anda bhurji, is the perfect curry for beginners. A mildly spiced curry made with only a few simple ingredients that you are guaranteed to have.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 271 kcal


  • 100 ml Olive Oil
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 5 Eggs
  • 100 ml Water
  • Coriander


  • Heat the oil in pan on medium heat
  • Add the finely sliced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat until softened and golden brown ensuring that you stir continuously so the onions do not stick to the pan
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and green chilies then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into bite-size chunks – sometimes I leave the skin of the potatoes, but it is up to personal preference
  • Add the potatoes along with the water and bring to a gentle boil before covering with a lid to allow to simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes
  • Crack the eggs into the curry then gently mix into the curry and cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat until the eggs are cooked through
  • Add the finely chopped coriander then mix to combine
  • Serve with chapatti or naan bread then enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 504mgPotassium: 524mgFibre: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 641IUVitamin C: 24mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cooking, Curry, Egg, Food, Potato, Recipe
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