Monday, 24 November 2014

Egg Pepper Fry / Egg Pepper Masala

Egg pepper fry is a spicy side with hard boiled eggs. Boiled eggs are tossed in onion and freshly ground spice mix masala. Easy to make and can be made quickly. This side can be served along with roti , rice or with breads.


  •  4 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large red onion chopped finely
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 Teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste


1. Keep eggs outside refrigerator overnight and bring it to room temperature.
2. Hard boil eggs and carefully peel remove their outer skin. Make sure not to break the egg. Cut them in halves and set aside
3. In a pan , dry roast cumin seeds, whole black peppercorns and coriander seeds on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until you smell a nice aroma of the roasted spices. Switch off the flame and let them cool completely
4. In a spice grinder / mixie , add the roasted spices and grind them to powder
5. In a pan, heat 2 tablespoon vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add curry leaves and let them splutter
6. Keep the flame low. Add chopped garlic and fry for few seconds
7. Then add the chopped red onion, sprinkle a big pinch of salt and fry the onions until they are soft
8. Add the ground spice powder we prepared at step number 4 and give it a stir
9. Add 2 tablespoons of water, season with salt and let the masala cook
10. Place the egg halves over the pepper masala with cut side down
11. Cook the masala until the water evaporates and the eggs gets coated with pepper masala
12. Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot

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