A borrowed Anda Masala

Though we are vegetarians, I love using eggs in gravies or rice dishes. Egg korma is a usual gravy I make at home. But the egg gravy recipe that I have tried with many different masala powders and combinations of chilies, onions or tomato is the famous anda masala. Anyone who has tasted the anda masala (egg masala) can remember the creamy taste and the soft-flavorful egg which has absorbed all the spices from the gravy.

Whenever I see a egg masala recipe, I try it out at the earliest. This anda masala is from Ramya’s Tomato Ka Kut. First the name was new to me and then it had eggs, so I was wondering what it was. Then I read her post and the story behind it, with the gorgeous clicks she had taken of the dish, I wanted to try it asap. After I tried it I am so glad that I borrowed the andas, I am gonna keep them :)

Ingredients (Serves-2)

Red onion-1
Tomato-3 (medium size)
Garlic- 5 cloves
Curry leaves- few
Tamarind- Key lime size
Coconut milk- 1/4 cup
Red chili powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Red Chili- whole- 2
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro to garnish
Hard boiled eggs- 4


Cut onions into Juliennes. Finely chop the tomatoes. Soak the tamarind in a cup of hot water and extract the juice.
Use the eggs as whole eggs or chop them into two.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and broken red chili. When they sizzle, add curry leaves, garlic cloves and stir fry for a minute. Add the chopped onions and stir fry well for 3-4 minutes. Add salt, chopped tomatoes and let it cook together for a minute or two.

Once the onions and tomatoes mingle together, add all the powders (turmeric, chili,garam masala, coriander) and stir fry for a minute. Add the extracted tamarind juice. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. When tomatoes and onions are tender and cooked through, pour the coconut milk to the pot, add the eggs and simmer for another 3-4 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with rotis or pooris.

I liked the taste of adding tamarind to the gravy, usually I cook onions and tomatoes in plain water. If you do not have coconut milk, grind some coconut with water and make a thick paste and use the paste instead.

I am sending this anda masala to Shama’s family favorite event.

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15 Comments to “A borrowed Anda Masala”

  1. Priya says:

    Tempting egg kurma, looks prefect with rotis and ghee rice..

  2. Padma says:

    Nice name that you have given :)
    Love this egg masala a perfect side dish with rice or chapathi.

  3. Hey Ruchika, nice name there gal… Indeed am so happy that you liked the Anda masala and yours have come out really tasty and tempting… Looks very tempting…. I never thought of trying it with pooris lovely idea and nice click am gonna try it with pooris the next time!!!

  4. suparna says:

    hi Ruchika,
    Glad u enjoyed the egg masala…the name seems to get all the attention…nice clicks and well presented…

  5. i do it also in similar way but will post my version too very soon….looks very delicious ….

  6. indosungod says:

    Any egg curry gets immediate attention and sure this one will too. With pooris even better.

  7. Asha says:

    YUP! Have gotten worse, now I can’t even download the pics, edit or publish!! I tried in different browers and pcs too, nothing works. I think it’s blogger problem. Trisha is coming home tonight for Spring break, so I guess I will take a break and enjoy the warm weather. I will try opening a new blog today and see if that works, let you know.

    Egg Kut, slurp!!

    Have a wonderful weekend. I am a little depressed! Hahahaha!!

  8. PJ says:

    i love anda masala. my mom used to make it on some sundays with rice and chapatis.. oh, such a treat it used to be! your post just reminded me of trying this dish soon now :)

  9. Sayantani says:

    very tempting!!

  10. simplyfood says:

    Recipe sounds delicious, and your friend must be happy that some you tried her recipe and later blogged about .Thats the best reward a foodie blogger can get.

  11. Jagruti says:

    Lovely,tasty and colourful recipe….have hosted and event..please come and have a look..

  12. Cham says:

    I love anything egg- kurma with puris sounds tasty!

  13. mmmmm such yummy delicious recipe..too good.

  14. Rupali says:

    hey ruchika, my kids luv eggs, will definitely try this recipe soon!

  15. notyet100 says:

    looks delicious

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