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Dhaba style egg curry

Egg curry
  1. Dhaba style egg curry

Dhaba style egg curry is a flavorful Indian dish typically prepared with hard-boiled eggs in a rich and spicy tomato-based gravy. It often includes a blend of aromatic spices, onions, tomatoes, and sometimes yogurt or cream for The dish is known for its rustic and robust flavors, reminiscent of the cuisine served at roadside dhabas (small eateries) in India.

Egg curry

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 3-4 people



Fried eggs:

• Ghee 1 tbsp

• Boiled eggs 8 nos.

• Kashmiri red chilli powder a pinch

• Haldi powder a pinch

• Salt to taste

For curry:

• Ghee 2 tbsp + oil 1 tbsp

• Whole spices

Egg curry

1. Jeera 1 tsp

2. Dalchini 1 inch

3. Green cardamom 2-3 pods

4. Black cardamom 1 no.

5. Tej patta 1 no.

• Onions 5 medium size / 400 gm (chopped)

• Ginger garlic chilli ½ cup (roughly chopped)

Powdered spices:

Egg curry

1. Turmeric powder ½ tsp

2. Spicy red chilli powder 2 tsp

3. Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tbsp

4. Coriander powder 2 tbsp

5. Jeera powder 1 tsp

• Tomatoes 4 medium size (chopped)

• Salt to taste

• Garam masala 1 tsp

• Kasuri methi 1 tsp

• Ginger 1 inch (julienned)

• Green chillies 2-3 nos. (slit)

• Fresh coriander a small handful

Making process of dhaba style egg curry

• Set a pan on medium heat, add ghee, boiled eggs, red chilli powder, haldi & salt, stir & shallow fry the eggs for couple of minutes.` keep the shallow fried eggs aside to be used later.

• For curry, set a wok on medium heat, add ghee & the whole spices, stir & further add chopped onions, stir and cook until the onions turn golden brown in colour.

• Add the roughly chopped ginger garlic chilli, stir & cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

• Further lower the flame and add the powdered spices, mix well & add some hot water to avoid the spices from burning.

• Increase the flame to medium heat, stir & cook until the ghee is released.

• Now, add tomatoes & salt, stir and cook well itfor at least 8-10 minutes or until the tomatoes has been mixed well with the masala.

• Add some hot water, stir & cook on medium flame heat for atleast 2-3 minutes.

• Now, add the shallow fried eggs, stir & cook on high flame for 5-6 minutes.

• Now add ginger, green chillies, kasuri methi, garam masala & freshly chopped coriander leaves, stir well.

• You can adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding hot water as required, your dhaba style egg curry is ready, serve hot with some tandoori roti or any Indian bread of your choice.


Important tips

Hard-boiled Eggs: Ensure the eggs are hard-boiled to perfection. Overcooked eggs may become rubbery, so be mindful of the boiling time.

Spice Blend: Create a balanced spice blend using common Indian spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala. Adjust quantities based on your taste and spice preference.


Onion-Tomato Base: Sauté onions until golden brown before adding tomatoes. This builds a delicious flavorful base for the curry.


Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh ginger, garlic, and tomatoes for a vibrant taste.these Fresh ingredients will enhance the overall flavor of the dish.


Yogurt or Cream: Adding a bit of yogurt or cream can provide creaminess to the curry. Adjust quantities based on your preference for richness.


Slow Cooking: Allow the curry to simmer on low heat to let the flavors meld. This slow cooking process enhances the taste and consistency of the curry.


Tempering (Tadka): Consider tempering the curry with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves for an extra layer of flavor.Garnish: Garnish with fresh cilantro or coriander leaves just before serving for a burst of freshness.


Adjust Spice Level: Tailor the spice level to your liking. You can add green chilies for extra heat or reduce the amount of red chili powder if you prefer milder curries.Serve with: Enjoy dhaba style egg curry with naan, roti,

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