Tangy Egg Gravy (Egg Pulusu)

This recipe was sent to me by my friend Siva. Few days ago, while chatting with him, he mentioned that his friend had made a egg dish which he really liked. He also said I can try it out and post on the blog if I liked it. Then he also emailed the recipe to me. Since V and I both really like any dish made with eggs, I gave it a try. I made some simple changes like including curry leaves, ginger-garlic and adding chopped onions to make the gravy a little thicker.

6 eggs
1 and 1/4 cup onions
6-7 curry leaves
1 tea spn mustard seeds
1 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tea spn chilli powder
1 tea spn tamarind extract or soak a lemon sized ball of tamarind in water and use the water
1/4 tea spn methi seeds
1 tbl spn ginger-garlic pieces
A pinch tumeric

Boil eggs and remove the shells. Put some deep slits on the egg.
Heat oil and fry 1 cup onion, ginger, garlic till they turn brownish. Make a smooth paste.
Heat a little oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves, remaining onion. Fry for few minutes. Add turmeric, chilli powder, tamarind, 1/4 cup water and cook till the mixture thickens. Now add onion paste, salt and enough water to make it gravy consistency.
Slowly slide the eggs into the gravy. Let it cook for about 10mins.
Serve hot with rice.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins


29 Comments for “Tangy Egg Gravy (Egg Pulusu)”


Hi shilpa, even i likes eggs sometime i make egg curry i fry the boil egg for curry today i read ur recipe i make at evening what i like in ur recipe blog is pic u are taking if nobody can understand recipe the can see pic, thanx



hi shilpa,

i tried your egg receipe and it turned out very good. only thing is the quantity if tamring is little bit more…. i tried with half the quantity mentioned.



very nice recipes Shilpa , its the first time i came across this blog and loved it . thanks for sharing , keep up the good work !



We tried the receipt yesterday and it was awesome..Could identify the base as a tangy chutney called ‘Pulingi’, that my parents would make..Keep us inspired to try new receipes…



Yummy recipe. I just got bored with the normal egg masala recipes and was looking for some recipe wzout too much masala and stumbled upon this. Loved the tangy taste of the gravy..



Hi Shilpa,

I substituted the gravy with vegtables and it came out very well…Me and hubby liked it very much…Vegatables i chose potatoes,carrot,greenpeas(dried),beans…

Thanks for this lovely recipe…



I have been an ardent follower of your blogs especially cooking blogs. When in dilema what to cook, i go through your receipes. god bless u keep posting such nice receipes with a touch of south indian as i happen to be from kerala and my husband from mangalore but settled in mumbai. your receipe just fits into our family taste.

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