Egg & Potato Curry

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Serves 2-3

A thick, spicy gravy with tender cubes of potato and hard-boiled eggs...super easy to make and fantastic with bread, rotis or boiled rice.

boiled eggs, peeled
3 tbsp
1/2 tsp
cumin seeds
green chilies, chopped
large onion, chopped
few methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
potatoes, cubed and boiled then drained
tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp
garlic paste
1 tsp
ginger paste
1 tsp
coriander powder
1 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
black pepper powder
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
red chili powder
1 tsp
garam masala
a lemon's juice
2-3 tbsp
coriander leaves, chopped

Heat the oil, add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter, then add the methi leaves and fry for a few seconds. Next add the onions and fry until golden brown.

Add the ginger and garlic pastes, fry for a few seconds, then add the chopped tomatoes and green chili, then cook on low heat until tomatoes are mushy and all moisture has evaporated.

Next add the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, salt and black pepper. Mix well and cook down for a few seconds. Add the the cubed boiled potatoes and boiled eggs. Add about a half cup of warm water and simmer gently on very low heat whilst covered for about 5 minutes. If you want more gravy, feel free to add more warm water to the consistency you want.

Then sprinkle the chopped coriander and garam masala, plus the lemon juice. Stir well, and serve warm with accompaniment of your choice.

Enjoy! :)


I truly love all the recipes you post on your website.
This picture specially took my attention and I was wondering whether I can substitute chick peas instead of potatoes in here.(Not a big fan of potatoes though) If it's possible what are the alterations
that I should do? Also will it go along with kottu roti?

Thanks much.

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Hi, thanks! And yes absolutely, you can switch the potatoes with chickpeas, just boil them before hand and add them at the stage that you would add the potatoes. Not sure what kottu roti is though, sorry!

just made this, was very quick easy recipie and very delicious!

Salaam, approximately how much salt should be used on this?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, difficult to estimate, around 1 tsp and then you would have to give it a taste.

Methi leaves dried or fresh?

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can i add tomatoes paste(tomatoe puree)

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Yes you can.

Can I use fenugreek seeds instead of fenugreek leaves?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

The seeds flavour would be a bit too much for this recipe.

I have tried this today.. It's awesome. Thanks

I have tried this recipe today and it had turned out to be really yummy.. this is the second recipe u tried and I must say your recipies are really very good and the quantities defined are so accurate.. thumbs up