Simple Egg Curry
Simple Egg Curry
5 from 27 votes
This egg curry recipe is a budget-friendly, healthy, and quick curry that is perfect for students and families alike. Made in under 30 minutes, this spiced scrambled egg curry is just too good.
Simple Egg Curry

Ever find yourself craving something simple, comforting, and utterly satisfying for dinner? Look no further than this delightful creation: simple egg curry.

This dish is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking, offering a burst of flavors without requiring hours in the kitchen. Originating from the heart of Indian cuisine, egg curry has been a staple in households for generations, cherished for its rich flavors and ease of preparation.

Despite its exotic sounding name, Simple Egg Curry is exactly what it claims to be – simple. Don’t let the word “curry” intimidate you; this recipe is beginner-friendly, requiring only a handful of ingredients and basic cooking techniques.

Expert Tip: Don’t forget to adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences. Taste the curry as you go and add more salt or spices if needed to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Ingredients

Olive Oil: Olive oil not only adds richness to the dish but also provides a healthy fat base. It helps to sauté the tomatoes and spices, allowing their flavors to meld together beautifully.

Eggs: Eggs bring protein-packed goodness to this dish. They soak up the flavors of the curry, adding richness and texture to each bite.

Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes lend a tangy sweetness to the curry, balancing out the spices and adding depth to the sauce. They also provide a vibrant color that enhances the visual appeal of the dish.

Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients, bringing everything together harmoniously. It adds a subtle depth of flavor without overpowering the dish.

Chilli Powder: Adding a kick of heat, chili powder brings warmth and spice to the curry. Adjust the amount according to your preference for heat, whether you prefer a mild or fiery kick.

Green Chillies: These fiery little peppers pack a punch, infusing the curry with intense heat and flavor. Be sure to adjust the amount based on your spice tolerance.

Turmeric Powder (Haldi): Known for its vibrant yellow color and earthy flavor, turmeric adds a subtle warmth to the curry. It also boasts anti-inflammatory properties, making this dish as nourishing as it is delicious.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves add a burst of freshness and aroma to the finished dish. Sprinkled on top as a garnish, they provide a pop of color and a hint of citrusy flavor that elevates the overall dish.

Expert Tip: For a creamier texture, you can whisk the eggs before adding them to the curry. This creates a smoother consistency that coats the ingredients evenly.

Serving Suggestions

  • Homemade Chapattis: Pair your Simple Egg Curry with some homemade chapattis for a truly authentic dining experience. The soft, pillowy texture of the chapattis complements the creamy curry, providing the perfect vessel for sopping up every last bit of sauce.
  • Steamed Rice: For a comforting meal that’s quick and easy to prepare, serve your Simple Egg Curry with a generous helping of steamed rice. The fluffy grains act as a neutral canvas, allowing the flavors of the curry to shine through while providing a hearty base to satisfy your hunger.
  • Naan Bread: Indulge your taste buds with the irresistible combination of Simple Egg Curry and warm, fluffy naan bread. The buttery, garlic-infused naan pairs beautifully with the spicy-sweet flavors of the curry, creating a match made in culinary heaven.
  • Side Salad: Balance out the richness of the curry with a crisp, refreshing side salad. Tossed with fresh greens, crunchy vegetables, and a tangy vinaigrette, the salad adds a burst of freshness and lightness to the meal, making it feel wholesome and complete.

Expert Tip: To enhance the flavor of the curry, toast the spices in the oil before adding the tomatoes. This helps release their essential oils, resulting in a more aromatic and flavorful dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How spicy is this Simple Egg Curry?

The spiciness of the Simple Egg Curry can be adjusted according to your preference. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can reduce the amount of chilli powder and green chillies. Conversely, if you like it extra spicy, feel free to increase the quantities of these ingredients.

Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can substitute fresh tomatoes with canned tomatoes if you don’t have fresh ones on hand. Just make sure to drain the canned tomatoes before adding them to the curry to prevent the sauce from becoming too watery.

Can I add other vegetables to this curry?

Absolutely! Simple Egg Curry is versatile and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Feel free to add vegetables like bell peppers, peas, or potatoes to the curry for added flavor and nutrition.

Can I make this curry ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Simple Egg Curry ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Simply reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Can I freeze leftovers of this curry?

While you can freeze leftovers of Simple Egg Curry, keep in mind that the texture of the eggs may change slightly upon reheating. It’s best to consume the curry fresh for the best taste and texture.

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Simple Egg Curry

Simple Egg Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
Unleash your inner chef with this Simple egg curry recipe. It's an unpretentious yet exotic dish that will enchant your taste buds. Perfect for novice cooks and seasoned culinary artists alike, this recipe will tick all your spice-lovin', egg-appreciatin' boxes.
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 5
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • Coriander

Instructions

  • In a pan heat up the olive oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes until softened
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and the chopped green chillies then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the eggs and stir continuously on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the eggs are cooked through
  • Garnish with the chopped coriander
  • Serve alongside some homemade chapattis and enjoy!

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 567mgPotassium: 200mgFibre: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 820IUVitamin C: 8mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cooking, Desi Breakfast, Egg, Food, Recipe
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