Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Muttai/Egg Kootu

Before writing the recipe, i have to tell you about my dear friend S, who i known for about 3 years.We speak to each other almost everyday over the phone and our main topic will either kids or food.If i don't get to speak her a day, the day will a dull one, i must say.She is a fantastic cook and i get my inspiration from her.We don't meet that often, may be once or twice in a month.But whenever i meet her, i make sure she cooks her authentic south indian dishes for me..:D.This recipe is from her, actually from her mom's maid back in india.My son was licking the plate even after he finished eating...:)


Egg - 4 (hard boiled,halved)
Onion - 1 (chopped fine)
Tomato - 1 - 2 (medium sized, chopped fine)
Ginger Garlic paste - 2tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Tumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Green chillies - 3 (chopped fine)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Curry leaves, coriander leaves - as needed


In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and fry mustard seeds,urad dal,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.Now add chopped onion and green chillies.Fry till they are almost golden brown.Then add tomato and saute till ii is almost well cooked.Now add ginger garlic paste and 3 tsp of coriander powder and fry till raw smell completely gone.In the mean time mix red chilli powder and turmeric powder in 1 tbsp of water.After masala is almost cooked , add this red chilli-tumeric paste and cook till raw smell is gone and everything comes together.Finally add hard boiled egg and mix carefully.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot with roti or rice.


Asha said...

My kids love thick sauce in dishes, this is great for them. Your son approved, so I am making it! :D

Priya said...

Wow, am ready to have anytime this kootu, looks delicious, very yummy..

Vani said...

Loved the color of the sauce! Curry sounds delicious!

SabreeNaz said...

This thick gravy reminds me of my mom's thakalli thokku... a nostalgic feeling indeed...

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Muttai Koottu looks yummy. I had one of my friends who made egg masala in a similar way. But I have never tried to make it.

Ann said...

yum yum clicks doubt how this will taste..superb!!

Ann said...

yum yum clicks doubt how this will taste..superb!!

meeso said...

I really like the color contrast, makes it so appetizing!

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely egg dish..

homecooked said...

The pics are wonderful! The recipe looks simple too.

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sree said...

hmm. . really its superb...