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Easy Sri Lankan egg curry(mildly spiced).

Easy Sri Lankan egg curry(mildly spiced).

Easy Sri Lankan egg curry.

 

start with the gravy and then drop a few hard-boiled eggs.

It’s that easy.

 

Hard-boiled eggs, a few spices, thick coconut milk, these are the ingredients you’ll need to make this mildly spiced dish.

 

Eggs being a staple in most pantries, you can make the curry any time.

If you would like another version of an egg recipe, try my curried egg stir-fry first.

 

Egg recipes are great when you need a break from heavy meaty dishes as well.

Easy Sri Lankan egg curry- start with the gravy and then drop a few hard-boiled eggs. It's that easy. #egg #srilankan #curry #glutenfree #breakfast #lunch

 

Make the egg curry spicy as you want.

I’ve reduced the heat(by that I mean the spiciness) of this egg curry.

 

This dish is really a mild curry which gives you the opportunity to adjust the level of heat by adding an extra teaspoon of chilli powder or even green chillies, It’s up to you.

Easy Sri Lankan egg curry- start with the gravy and then drop a few hard-boiled eggs. It's that easy. #egg #srilankan #curry #glutenfree #breakfast #lunch

What can I serve with

the coconut milk-based

egg curry?

 

The simplest way to have it would be with slices of toasted bread.

 

Usually, the egg curry is served with string hoppers or bread, the curry works well for breakfast and dinner.

 

Serve the curry with a good pol sambol and a meat dish of your choice.

I would suggest some kind of a fish curry, either a regular Sri Lankan fish curry, Ambulthiyal or this lovely chilli fish curry.

 

If you are following the above meal ideas,  I would really recommend having this Sri Lankan egg curry mild because every other dish in the above menu is spicy.

 

 
Easy Sri Lankan egg curry- start with the gravy and then drop a few hard-boiled eggs. It's that easy. #egg #srilankan #curry #glutenfree #breakfast #lunch
 
 

Can I cut the eggs in half and add them to the egg curry?

 
You can halve them and place them in the gravy to cook. I would actually recommend you cut the egg in two, this way the eggs can absorb the flavors of the gravy.
 
 

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 Easy Sri Lankan

egg curry

(mildly spiced). 

 
Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
 
Ingredients
 
Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
5- 6 fresh eggs
1 medium-sized onion finely sliced
A sprig of curry leaves
2 green chillies
A piece of cinnamon(1 inch)
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1/2 teaspoon chillie powder
1 teaspoon of fenugreek
1 tablespoon of Maldive fish(optional)
1 cup coconut milk
 
Method
 

How to boil eggs for the egg curry.

Use a medium to a large pot to boil the eggs, you’ll need a pan large enough to hold the eggs without crowding them.

 

Pour in the water(3-4 cups) and add 2 teaspoons of salt and let the water boil until bubbles appear on the surface.

 

Once the water boils, reduce heat and use a ladle(spoon) to gently add the eggs into the boiling water.

 

Immediately reduce heat to simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 10-12 minutes.

 

Once the eggs are cooked for 12 minutes, remove from the stove, keep the eggs for an extra 2 minutes. then place the pan under running water and let the eggs cool.

 

When the eggs are cooled, gently tap the eggs over a hard surface and peel the shells off the eggs.

 

Cooking the curry.

In a separate pan, pour in 2 tablespoons of oil, sauté curry leaves, sliced onions, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon, turmeric, curry powder, fenugreek over medium heat until the onions turn translucent(add ingredients in the given order with a few minutes in between for the ingredients to sauté). 5 minutes.

 

Pour in the coconut milk, season with salt and add the Maldive fish(optional). gradually bring to boil. 

 

Once boiled(keep an eye so that the gravy doesn’t spill over), immediately reduce heat and let the gravy slow simmer for 5 minutes.

 

Once you notice the gravy thickening, gently add in the hardboiled eggs to the gravy and slow simmer for a few more minutes. 7-10 minutes and serve warm.

 

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Easy Sri Lankan egg curry(mildly spiced).

Easy Sri Lankan egg curry- start with the gravy and then drop a few hard-boiled eggs. It's that easy. #egg #srilankan #curry #glutenfree #breakfast #lunch

EASY SRI LANKAN EGG CURRY-
START WITH THE GRAVY AND THEN DROP A FEW HARD-BOILED EGGS.
IT’S THAT EASY.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Instructions

  1. How to boil eggs for the egg curry.
  2. Use a medium to large pot to boil the eggs, you’ll need a pan large enough to hold the eggs without crowding them.
  3. Pour in the water(3-4 cups) and add 2 teaspoons of salt and let the water boil until bubbles appear on the surface.
  4. Once the water boils, reduce heat and use a ladle(spoon) to gently add the eggs into the boiling water.
  5. Immediately reduce heat to simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Once the eggs are cooked for 12 minutes, remove from stove, keep the eggs for an extra 2 minutes. then place the pan under running water and let the eggs cool.
  7. When the eggs are cooled, gently tap the eggs over a hard surface and peel the shells off the eggs.
  8.  
  9. Cooking the curry.
  10. In a separate pan, pour in 2 tablespoons of oil, sauté curry leaves, sliced onions, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon, turmeric, curry powder, fenugreek over medium heat until the onions turn translucent(add ingredients in the given order with a few minutes in between for the ingredients to sauté). 5 minutes.
  11. Pour in the coconut milk, season with salt and add the Maldive fish(optional). gradually bring to boil. 
  12. Once boiled(keep an eye so that the gravy doesn’t spill over), immediately reduce heat and let the gravy slow simmer for 5 minutes.
  13. Once you notice the gravy thickening, gently add in the hard boiled eggs to the gravy and slow simmer for a few more minutes. 7-10 minutes and serve warm.

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Dave Riley

Monday 22nd of July 2019

I love this recipe. Best eggs ever! And I love this site. Jehan -- you are my culinary muse, cause Sri lankan food is awesome. Great resource here.

jehan

Monday 22nd of July 2019

Hello Dave Riley, Thank you for making the egg curry and glad you loved it. Hope you try out more recipes from the blog. Most of all, thank you for leaving this lovely message to wake up to. Best regards J

Ranjit wijesinha

Sunday 30th of June 2019

garlic is not mentioned in the list. Typical of sri lankans.

jehan

Monday 1st of July 2019

Yes Sir, I am a typical Sri Lankan but I am A PROUD SRI LANKAN, It's why I take great joy in promoting my country's diverse recipes. I do what I can to introduce and educate the world of the food of my nation, it is my contribution to my country.

Not adding garlic is a simple human error which I believe does not belong to one nationality but simply to all humans. Hope you have a wonderful day and stay blessed. Regards, J

Ossie Struys

Sunday 26th of August 2018

I cannot wait to try this recipe it looks so good. please keep them coming How about a beef curry when you are ready.

jehan

Sunday 26th of August 2018

Hi Ossie, Hope you enjoy the egg curry. I do have a beef recipe on the blog. Search for slow cooked Beef curry. It's my grandmother's recipe. Rgds J

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