Egg Rice Recipe | Rottu Kadai Egg Rice Recipe

Egg Rice

Recipe for street style egg rice recipe made with Indian masala. South Indian rottu kadai style egg rice recipe.

Egg rice is a very popular street style food that’s loaded with Indian masalas and finished with a little soy sauce for flavour. The green chillies are ground to a paste and are the main source of spiciness in this street style egg rice. This dish not taste anything like the Chinese fried rice. It has an Indian masala paste that’s made from scratch and added to the rice. This egg rice is a perfect dish for parties etc… This can be easily doubled. This simple egg rice recipe is perfect for lunch box. There are veggies in the form of cabbage, eggs for proteins and rice for the carb load. No need for any side dish.

This recipe uses soy sauce and naturally brewed soy sauce is preferred for taste and flavour for the recipe.
I have used basmati rice for making the egg rice. While basmati rice works well in the recipe, raw rice varieties like sona masuri will work equally well. Cook the rice with a little salt so the rice is seasoned thoroughly.

Try to keep two eggs per person while making the egg rice. More the merrier. I like to scramble the eggs first and add to the rice later on. Some people add the eggs to the cooked rice and cook on the pan. You can make it the way you like it.

Here are some of the products you can buy online for making this recipe

Non-Stick/Stainless Steel Frying Pan
Tri Ply Deep Fry Stainless Steel Sautepan
Carbon Steel Wok Pan
Deep Pressure Pan
Pepper Mill
Aged Basmati Rice
Basmati Rice
Marati Moggu
Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce

Here is the video of how to make Street Style Egg Rice

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Egg Rice Recipe | Rottu Kadai Egg Rice Recipe

Recipe for street style egg rice recipe made with Indian masala. South Indian rottu kadai style egg rice recipe.

  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For Cooking Rice

1.5 cups basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups water

For Frying Eggs

1 teaspoon peanut oil
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

For Egg Rice Masala

1 small piece cinnamon
2 cloves
1/5th of star anise
1/2 marati moggu
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
6 cloves garlic
1 inch piece ginger
3 green chillies
3 sprigs coriander leaves
3 sprigs mint leaves
1/4 cup water

Other Ingredients for Egg Rice

2 tablespoon peanut oil
1 cup onions finely chopped
2 green chillies
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 cups cabbage, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
3 sprigs coriander leaves


Cooking the rice

Wash and soak the rice in water for 15-20 minutes. Drain the rice and set aside. Add the drained rice to the pressure cooker. Add in the salt and the water. Cook for two whistles. Set aside for the pressure to release naturally. Open the cooker, fluff up the rice and set aside to cool.


Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add in the salt and cracked black pepper. Whisk well. Heat oil in a pan. Add in the eggs and cook till the eggs are soft. Set aside.


Take in all the ingredients listed under egg rice masala to a small mixie. Grind to a smooth paste. Set aside.

Making the Egg Rice

Heat oil in a kadai or a wok. Add in the finely chopped onions and sauté till the onions are soft. Add in the sliced green chillies and the red chilli powder. Saute for a few seconds. Add in the masala paste and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Add in the finely chopped cabbage and sauté for about 4-5 minutes until the cabbage is half cooked. Add in the salt and the sugar. Add in the soy sauce. Mix well to combine.

Add in the cooked rice, scrambled eggs and the coriander leaves. Mix well to combine. Egg rice is ready.

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m

Keywords: egg rice

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