Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Egg Coconut Gravy (Muttai kulambu)

Today I'm going to share with you the traditional food of Tamilnadu Muttai kulambu (Egg coconut gravy). Egg takes very few minutes to cook.we can prepare this menu at once when we think of it No need to go for purchasing. Because eggs will be there always in our refrigerator. Egg is a multivitamin food item which contains 70 calories and 14 essential vitamins and good for our eye sight. So lets  see how to make egg coconut gravy .

Egg Coconut Gravy (Muttai kulambu)

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 onions
  • 4 pieces of coconut
  • 1 ladle of cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp of mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp of split black gram
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of red chilly powder
  • 2 tsp of coriander powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin seed powder
  • salt as required

  • Boil eggs and set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seed and split black gram.Wait till the seeds crackle.
  • Saute the finely chopped onions well and add add chopped tomatoes,turmeric powder and salt.
  • stir it well till the tomatoes cooked well.
  • Sufficient water, chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin seed powder should be added in this stage. Wait till the gravy boils and cook it in a slow flame for 15 minutes.
  • Now add the boiled and shell removed eggs and the ground coconut with the gravy and cook it for another 5 minutes.
  • Egg coconut gravy is now ready. Garnish it as you wish.

Tastes good with:
Egg coconut gravy can be served with rice, chappathi (roti), puri, idli, all varieties of dosa, paratha or idiappam.

Eggs should not be over cooked, when we prepare egg coconut gravy. Otherwise it will become hard.