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Muttai Thokku, Egg Thokku Recipe

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Recipe for Muttai Thokku, Egg Thokku Recipe. Curried eggs in an onion – tomato masala. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 inch piece cinnamon
  • a small piece kalpasi
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 4 eggs, boiled and peeled


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, kalpasi and bay leaf. Add in the chopped curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.
  2. Add in the chopped onions and the salt. Saute till the onions are soft. Add in the finely chopped tomatoes and the ground ginger garlic paste.
  3. Add in the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and black pepper powder. Also add in a teaspoon of garam masala. Saute everything on a low flame for about 15 minutes.
  4. In the mean time, make small slits in the boiled eggs.
  5. Heat a kadai with a teaspoon of oil and add in the prepped boiled eggs and curry leaves. Saute for a few minutes till the skin of the eggs blister.
  6. Add it to the thokku. Let the eggs simmer for a couple of minutes.
  7. Egg thokku is ready.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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