10 December 2012,01:10 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
15 minutes

Cooking Time :
10 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • The Tempering: Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the tempering ingredients. Allow the seeds to splutter and dhal to turn brown.
  • Add in the onions, tomatoes, garlic and coriander leaves with the turmeric powder and stir.
  • When the onions turn soft, add in the remaining spice powders. Finally add in the tamarind paste, salt and little warm water. Stir well.
  • Cook covered, over medium heat for about 2 minutes, till the gravy thickens.
  • Cut a cross with a knife at each end of the boiled eggs. Add the eggs to the gravy. Spoon the gravy over them.
  • Remove from heat. Cover and allow the eggs to absorb the flavors for few minutes before serving.


  • 100 grams finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 100 grams chopped tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 30 grams finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled
  • Salt, to taste


  • 1 tablespoon IDHAYAM Sesame oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dhal

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