Egg With Spices

Wish you all a very happy new year.

We returned from our holiday trip last week. I had cleaned out the fridge before going on a week long vacation. The only available things were a couple of tomatoes and eggs. We were craving for something spicy and I made this dish similar to egg patia. Some 4 years ago, few of our friends had invited us for dinner and they had served something similar. So both these recipes were inspirations for this. I served this with rice and a simple dal.

4 eggs
1/2 cup onion
1/4 cup tomato
1 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1 tea spn cumin seeds
4-5 red chillies
3 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1/4 tea spn fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/2 tea spn fennel (badishepi/soamp) seeds

In a flat bottomed pan, heat oil and fry all spices. Then add 1/4 cup onion and fry for few minutes. Add tomato, coconut, salt. Fry till tomatoes are soft. Grind to a paste (do not add too much water. Make it chutney consistency).
In the same pan, heat some more oil and fry remaining onion. Add the paste and spread it evenly in the pan. Add the eggs on top. Sprinkle little salt (masala already has salt, here only the eggs needs little more salt). Slightly poke the egg yolks. Cover and cook till the eggs set. Cut it into pieces and serve hot.

PS: If you cook the eggs too long, they become rubbery. So take it off the heat once they set.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins


20 thoughts on “Egg With Spices”

  1. Hi Shilpa,
    I think this dish is called ‘Khaginaa’ and is best had with crusty bread….you have given a nice Konkani twist to it by adding coconut.


  2. Hi Shilpa,Tried it yesterday. Came out very well and everybody loved it. A different egg dish. Definetly a keeper. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. My mom cooks similar recipe but we simple call it “andyachi bhaji” (egg sabzi) cal she let’s eggs to set n den lightly rolls it inti gravy so that eggs can be coated in the gravy too

  4. Thank you for sharing the recipe… Everything is mentioned very properly with pictures… Even I tried it at home and it turned out to be great & delicious… Check out other 6 easy ways to make egg delights @

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