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Coconutty Egg Korma


I have plans for you this weekend: you are going to make this flavorful egg Korma with coconut milk for dinner. It will pair well with rice, Naan, grits, pita bread, lavash, quinoa or any other bread/grain you can think of! It is crazy good and made me wonder what I had in me to make this out of the blue. I mean, I am bad at making things up as I cook.
Coconutty Egg KormaGrowing up, I’ve had my share of tasty egg Kormas. If I’ve already told you this story, please forgive me for repeating, because my parents’ egg Korma deserves unlimited mentions! I also have very happy memories associated with this dish because egg for dinner always meant we were all alone at home, with no extended family for company. In a household that used to frown upon cooking egg in the kitchen with normal everyday utensils, family time with Roti and egg Korma was a luxury we would always look forward to.

Fast-forward to slightly grown up days, I remember gobbling up hot egg Biriyani with Jan and my favorite cousin, S, in dimly-lit restaurants that specialized in Biriyani from everywhich state. Oh, the taste. Of warm rice induced with every Indian spice imaginable. The succulent grains of Basmati coated with the Masala and fresh cilantro, oh heaven! Β I had eggs, coconut milk and other things in my pantry that could make super yummy food. So I made up my own recipe and this is what I ended up with-Coconutty Egg Korma2Coconutty Egg Korma

Four eggs, boiled, skins peeled and halved

One big purple onion, finely sliced

Two big tomatoes, diced

Half a can coconut milk

One Tbsp ginger-garlic paste

Two Thai green chilies

One Tbsp Dania-Jeera/Coriander-Cumin Powder

One tsp turmeric powder

One tsp cayenne pepper powder


To temper-
One tsp mustard seeds

One sprig curry leaves (optional)

Quarter bunch cilantro finely chopped

Two Tbsp cooking oil

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it pop. Add the curry leaves and the sliced onions and saute on medium flame. When slightly brown, add the ginger garlic paste, chilies and tomato. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for five minutes on medium-low.

When the tomato turns mushy, add the Dania-Jeera powder, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper powder and salt. Let is cook for a few minutes, then add the coconut milk and one cup of water. Bring it to boil and switch it off. Don’t let the gravy boil for too long, it will change the taste of the coconut milk. The curry will thicken when you add the halved boiled eggs. Garnish with cilantro.

I think S will dig this gravy. I just have to find a way to make it and sneak it to her when I visit home this time…


Author: vaish

I am a business student, food blogger and mommy to a beautiful little baby girl I lovingly call Kohlrabi (yes, like the veggie). I love vintage fashion, ganache and Ina Garten :)

10 thoughts on “Coconutty Egg Korma

  1. Looks gorgeous, Vaish! πŸ™‚ The pleasure of “forbidden” foods! πŸ™‚

  2. Yummyyyy! Going to try it sooon. We will invite S home and make it for her if she is in town.

  3. Looks so good..I need to get the can of coconut milk now!

  4. Wow Vaish! This looks AMAZING! I am going to give this a try here in Korea…although I’m sure it won’t be half as good as yours as I’ll have to make do with the lack of ingredients here…I will have to improvise! πŸ™‚ x

    • oh come on! I am pretty sure you will get all those ingredients in Korea… one of my Korean friends told me that “curry” has been adapted (and adopted) into their cuisine. Is that true?
      Anyway, if you don’t get em all, you will certainly own your version! πŸ™‚

  5. Hey! I have a 5 month old who keeps me up at night and just now instead of taking a nap I have spent quite some time looking through your blog. That says alot πŸ™‚ This recipe looks yum, mine doesn’t have coconut milk in it but I can see how adding it would be a delicious riff on it

    • Sarah, thank you for that wonderful comment. I have a ten month old and I KNOW how precious our nap times are. It really does feel wonderful (although, I do feel bad for stealing away your nap time) to read that!

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