Mutta Roast | Egg Roast Curry in Coconut Milk

Kerala style mutta roast curry is a spicy onion and coconut milk based hard-boiled egg curry that pairs well with chapatis, dosha, appam, ghee rice etc.

Today, I am sharing this Kerala style egg roast that we call mutta roast which can also be made into a curry by just adding coconut milk. Egg roast is a simplest egg dish which is high in protein and very easy to prepare once your onions are prepped! :-D Yes, lots and lots of onions is what makes the gravy base for this roast!

Mutta Roast | Egg Roast Curry in Coconut Milk
Updated with new pics on 1st July 2019

Egg curry is never in my mind or in any meal plan unless I run out of all options. To me eggs are for bakes and breakfasts, somehow to make curry never occurs though I have loved having it at home. I have made egg curry each time referring to different blogs as I was never happy with the outcome. Somehow, it just didn't seem right... until I found this recipe on Shab's blog, I did a few tweaks to it, else it is totally inspired by her recipe.

Kerala Egg Roast | Curry

My mom makes a yellow colour egg curry where the eggs are not hard-boiled but just dropped into the hot bath of gravy which is then simmered for a few minutes when the eggs get cooked with the flavours of the curry. That is usually served with orotti which are my most fav combo. She even adds drumstick leaves (Morinaga) into that curry.. so eggs and greens.. that is healthy, isn't it? Hope to make that sometime soon...(already made and is now on the blog)

So the egg roast curry, let me warn you this is a spicy curry with loads of onions and coconut oil. You can skip the addition of coconut milk to have egg roast, adding the coconut milk gives it more flavour and gravy, so make it, either way, I am sure you will love it.

I envy all the people who have loads of curry leaves, please remember me when you are using too much of it :-( I have a batch of curry leaves dried which I got from Khobar a month ago.. so I use them sparingly. { Not any more! I have plenty at my disposal here in UAE }

Mutta Roast | Egg Roast Curry in Coconut Milk

Mutta Roast | Egg Roast Curry in Coconut Milk 


3 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1-inch ginger, chopped 
4 to 5 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
2 to 5 green chillies, chopped finely
3 large red onions (370 to 400gms), sliced thinly
2 sprigs of curry leaves
2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
1 large tomato (~150gms), halved and quartered
3/4 cup of water
3 tablespoon coconut milk powder mixed with 1/2 cup hot water
Salt to taste
4 hard-boiled eggs
more curry leaves or coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a wide-mouthed shallow pan or pot
  2. Add the fennel seeds and let it splutter for a few seconds
  3. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté until starts to brown
  4. Add the thinly sliced onions, green chillies, and curry leaves along with a dash of salt
  5. Sauté this mixture for about 20 mins in low to medium flame
  6. Add all the spice powders like turmeric powder, red chilli powders, coriander powder, and pepper- saute for few minutes until the spice powders are roasted and aromatic
  7. Add the chopped tomato and saute until mushy. 
  8. Add water and cover the pot again - cook for 8 to 10 minutes on low to medium flame
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the coconut milk by mixing coconut powder with warm water (or if you can extract the milk from fresh coconut, nothing like it) 
  10. Make four gushes on the boiled eggs or choose to halve it
  11. Stir in the prepared coconut milk and salt to taste
  12. Place the sliced eggs cut side up and sprinkle the garam masala 
  13. Now holding the pot, lift it and give it a swirl so that the eggs get coated
  14. Bring to boil and then reduce the flame and cook for 2 more minutes 
  15. Switch off and garnish with some coriander leaves 
  16. Serve hot with dosha, chapatis, parathas, appams, etc. I think it goes with anything. :-P 
Mutta Roast | Egg Roast Curry in Coconut Milk


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