Monday, February 2, 2015

Egg Thokku-Muttai Thokku Recipe-Easy Egg Recipes

Egg Thokku or Muttai Thokku is quick fix South Indian dish prepared with eggs. It goes well with both rice and chapathi. It is a very simple and easy recipe for all those who love eggs. Eggs, as we all know is a good source of high quality protein and has many vitamins and minerals. Today we will learn how to make flavorful egg thokku following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Egg Thokku-Muttai Thokku

Egg Thokku-Muttai Thokku

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 1
 Recipe CategorySide Dish For Rice/Chapathi
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Eggs - 2
   Onion - 3/4 cup (finely chopped)
   Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped
   Garlic - 1 tbsp minced
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Tomato - 3/4 cup (finely chopped)

   Chilli Powder - 3/4 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Coriander powder -1 1/2- 2 tsp
   Salt to taste
   Pepper Powder to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Curry leaves -1 sprig


Place eggs in a vessel/sauce pan, add 1/4 tsp of salt and enough water to cover the eggs. Bring water to boil over medium heat. Once it starts boiling, simmer for 5-6 minutes and remove from heat. Cover it with a lid. Let is sit for 10 minutes. Drain the water, pour cold water over it and peel the shell. Perfect hard boiled eggs are ready.

boiling eggs

Make 3-4 lengthwise slits on the eggs and keep it aside.

hard boiled eggs


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute until onions turn transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

sauteing onions

Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt needed and cook until tomatoes become soft and mushy. If you feel it is too dry, add 2 tbsp of water.

How to make South Indian-egg thokku

Then add the hard boiled eggs, sprinkle pepper powder and mix until it is well coated with the masala.

Remove from heat and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy egg thokku with rice or chapathi.

Check out my North Indian Style Egg Bhurji Recipe

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  1. Looks delicious...going to give it a try. Thank you!

  2. egg curry is a quick time saver to prepare delicious side dish in a jiffy... egg thokku looks fantastic

  3. Hai padhu
    I need egg curry/gravy recipes
    From u...pls post it mam..

  4. Hi, I recently came across your website and the recipes are simple yet awesome!! Thanks for sharing and helping us out. After all, the path to a man's heart is through his stomach.. and the kids too.. :)

  5. Hi,
    Amazing recipe, I tried it and my husband loved the thokku😋 Keep rocking !!

  6. Hii, I tried it .it came out well


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