Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe - South Indian Egg Curry

Muttai Kuzhambu is a simple and delicious Egg curry which you can make for your lazy weekdays with the everyday ingredients. Do try this recipe and we are sure you will make this again and again.

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Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe - South Indian Egg Curry
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Egg Kulambu/Muttai Kulambu is a south Indian gravy side dish for rice, dosa and chapati. Muttai Kulambu is super delicious and especially goes well for rice. It is simple gravy without adding coconut, tamarind or an grounded spices.

Serve Muttai Kuzhambu along with Appam, Steamed Rice or Lachha Paratha. You can also serve Kachumber Salad along with the meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Egg Curry recipes for your everyday meals:

  1. Spicy Moroccan Eggs Recipe
  2. Dhaba Style Egg Curry Recipe
  3. Bengali Egg Curry Recipe

Course: Dinner
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 4 Whole Eggs
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 6 Garlic , grated
  • 2 Tomato , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , as required (chopped), for garnishing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Oil , as required

How to make Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe - South Indian Egg Curry

  1. To begin making the Muttai Kuzhambu recipe, boil eggs in enough water in a saucepan and once cooled, remove the outer shell. Boiling of eggs will take 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Cut the eggs lengthwise into two halves and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once it splutters, add chopped onion and saute well until translucent.

  4. Once the onions become soft, add garlic and saute for a minute. Now, add chopped tomatoes and saute until it turns soft and mushy.

  5. Add coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and required salt to it.

  6. Mix everything well and saute for a minute. Add required water for the gravy and cook for few minutes until oil separates.

  7. Once the gravy becomes little thick, add the eggs and cook for 2-3 minutes. Do not boil for long time and do not stir often. Once it is done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

  8. Serve Muttai Kuzhambu along with AppamSteamed Rice or Lachha Paratha. You can also serve Kachumber Salad along with the meal.

Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe - South Indian Egg Curry is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking