Egg Malai Masala: An Interesting Twist to Egg Curry

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Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares an interesting version of the egg curry. Egg Malai Masala is her mother’s recipe. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.

Eggs are a very versatile ingredient. It can be used for all type of meals, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or even .

My family loves egg curry. It is one of the main dishes for lunch or dinner. Egg curry can be prepared in many ways. I chose one of the easiest recipes. Egg Malai Masala was a recipe I grew up with.

While searching through my old diaries, I found this recipe handwritten by Ma. So here is the recipe for Egg Malai Masala.



12 eggs

2 big onions

2” ginger

2 cups milk/ 1 cup yogurt mixed with 1/2cup milk

Few green chillies

Cilantro leaves

1 tsp

2 tbsp ghee/clarified

to taste



Boil the eggs and peel.

Grind onion and ginger and some chillies.

Heat ghee and fry the onion paste for about a minute.

Add the salt and the eggs.

Slowly incorporate the milk or the yogurt mixed milk.

Lower the heat and stir slowly.

Add the milk.

Then sprinkle garam masala and on low heat till gravy thickens.

Sprinkle chopped cilantro and sliced green chillies.

Serve hot with naan or steamed white .

©Anumita Chatterjee Roy

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Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.