Egg Drop Curry | Poached Egg Curry |Egg Curry In Tomato Gravy – Kotians Passion

Egg Drop Curry | Poached Egg Curry |Egg Curry In Tomato Gravy – Kotians Passion

Egg Drop Curry | Poached Egg Curry |Egg Curry In Tomato Gravy with detailed instructions and video recipe. Give your regular egg curry an interesting twist with this delicious quick egg curry recipe. In this recipe, the egg is directly poached in the onion-tomato based gravy.

The egg is probably one of the simple & most comforting food for many of us. We make egg curry too often at home because it’s so quick & easy to make. I must say this poached egg curry is the quickest egg curry ever.

Egg Curry In Tomato Gravy is one of the very basic yet exotic egg recipes. It doesn’t require boiled eggs, so you don’t need to worry about boiling the eggs first and then wait for them to cool down a bit before peeling the shells. For this curry, the raw eggs are directly dropped into the gravy instead of adding boiled eggs. Thus, this reduces the cooking time. So a tasty curry can be served under 30 minutes.

The eggs are cooked in spicy gravy, so they absorb all the spices and curry tastes much more flavorful than regular boiled egg curry. This curry is the best to cook at times when you have unexpected guests and you don’t have much time to prepare food, but you still want to impress them with something really exotic and delish. Then this curry comes to the rescue.

Egg drop curry | Poached egg curry

There is a number of variations to the same egg curry recipe. While some people prepare tomato-based gravy, others like coconut based gravy. You may also find people adding a boiled egg or masala omelette also.

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Egg Drop Curry | Poached Egg Curry

Super delicious, simple & flavourful curry pairs well with steamed rice, chapatis, appam, paratha or even with idiyappam. Hear is detailed Egg drop curry recipe with easy step by step instructions and video tutorial.
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Yashashwini Kotian


  • 5 Eggs
  • 3 Onion
  • 3 Tomato
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • few coriander leave
  • salt to taste


Preparing gravy

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Add few curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Add 2 chopped onion and fry till they turn translucent in color.
  • Add 3 chopped tomato and cook till the tomato turns soft and mushy.
  • Let it cool down and transfer this to a mixer and grind to a fine paste, set aside.

Curry preparation

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in kadai. Add a cinnamon stick and few curry leaves and fry.
  • Add 1 chopped onion and saute until soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell complety leves.
  • Add ground tomato onion paste and add little water to adjust consistency. Cover lid and boil for 5 minutes on medium flame ( till raw smell completely leaves )
  • Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. mix well and cook again for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now crack one egg and drop in the boiling gravy & mix well. then crack the remaing 4 eggs and carefully drop them in the boiling curry, leave it undisturbed.
  • Close the lid and cook on low flame till eggs turns firm and get cooked. don't stir the gravy till the eggs are cooked. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and switch off flame.
  • Serve hot with rice, chapati or paratha.



  • You can use the same recipe & add boiled egg instead of adding the raw eggs directly in the curry.
  • Don’t stir the curry once the eggs are added.
  • If you fear adding eggs in the curry directly, you can crack them into a bowl one at a time and then slide them into the curry.

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