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