Eggs in tamarind sauce

I love eggs in any dish. I have a book named “Egg recipes” by Mrs S. Malika Badrinath. It is a treasure of egg recipes. I tried many recipes from this book and loved them all. The name of this dish is given as “Andhra egg curry”. I am not sure if it is an authentic Andhra recipe or something prepared on the similar lines of any other Andhra curries. So I chose to ignore that name :).

This curry had an amazing taste. Even while cooking it, the aroma was too good. The entire house was filled with the aroma.

Eggs(boiled) 3
Onion 1
Garlic pods 1 (if using Indian garlic, use 2-3)
Tamarind extract(thick) 1/2 tea spn
Sambar powder(recipe given below)
Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spn
Chana dal 1/2 tea spn
Urad dal 1/2 tea spn
Curry leaves 4-5
Coriander leaves 3-4 strands

Sambar powder
Red chilies 4-5
Coriander seeds 1 tea spn
Urad dal 1 tea spn
Chana dal 1 tea spn
Dry coconut 1 tbl spn
Oil 1 tea spn
Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spn
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tea spn

Remove the shell of eggs and put some slits on it.
Heat oil and fry the sambar powder ingredients(except mustard and fenugreek seeds). Dry roast mustard, fenugreek seeds. Powder them coarsely.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves. Add chopped garlic, onions and fry till they are translucent. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder and 1 cup water. Add the eggs, salt, chopped coriander and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
Serve with chapathi.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 30mins

16 thoughts on “Eggs in tamarind sauce”

  1. Hi Shilpa,

    this egg curry i just love it.We prepare almost in the same lines..but since Iam i.e., my mother place is hyderabad..I avoid channa dal and urad dal.I prepare this in tamarind juice with other spice powder and tamatoes.Thanks for sharing nice recipe..I will give a try this time…and when I cook some thing with eggs this week I will blog them.:-)

  2. Hi Shilpa!!

    My mom n grandmom prepare Kodiguddu Pulusu….almost the same way u have prepared( we do not use sambar powder….we use red chillie powder, jeera powder).

  3. Meena, looking forward for your egg recipes.

    Thanks Lakshmi.

    Deepz, this sambar powder has a very different aroma and taste. I do not think the ready made sambar powder would fit in this dish. The dish might taste completely different.

    Thanks Shaheen.

    Arjuna, I am not finding time to post more on lunch box series these days. I am happy to know you liked it :D.

    Shankari, Isn’t that a great book for egg lovers? I had just picked it up from a book store back in India and tried most of the recipes. All of them are good.

    Chandrika, I am very happy to know you tried this recipe and liked it.Thanks a lot for stopping by to inform me :).

    Bhargavi, I knew there might be some sour dish like this in Andhra cuisine. But was not very sure if it was a traditional recipe. Try this version and I am sure you will like it. I will try your version next time :).

  4. I tried this one with little twist.We do not eat egg.So instead of eggs , I used red potato & cut them into cubes with the skin.Was an excellent dish for chapati.Thanks for the recipe

  5. Hello Shilpa,
    This is my 2nd recipe, from ur blog, which I tried yesterday night. I never prepared eggs in tamarind pulp earlier. It was tangy & all my family members liked its taste. All their praises r urs. As they were all praising I was praising u in my mind & when I told them its from “Shilp’s Blog” (I hav explained enough about ur good work. So they all know u) they said thanks 2 u. Actually I luv 2 share few of my beloved mom’s recipes, but I’m not aware how 2 start… If u can say how.. It’ll b so nice of u. jo:-)

  6. hey shilpa,
    i m been going through ur recipes …i tried ur chicken and prawns shaguti…they turned out really gud..thnks dear…m justa starter in the kitchen and my hubby is a big fan of variety in taste everytime he eats sometime..honestly speaking m not at all a good i jsut foolow the measurements given…the dishes turned out really m gonna do this egg dish in tamarind sauce..sounds yummy …will surely post the results..thnks for such nice recipes…keep uploading various recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi Shilpa,

    This is the first time we tryed this type of Egg curry, let me tell you it was very good dish

    Thanks v much posting receipe


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