egg and potato masala

egg and potato masala

Kerala Style Egg and Potato Masala

This stylish Egg and Potato Masala is a typical Kerala style breakfast dish. I was always in love with this dish. My school days have a special association with this dish, as I used to request my mother to make this for me everyday and at school when I sit together with my friends to have lunch, my friends always used to grab some from me. And, this has reached to a point where I had to ask my mother to cook egg and potato masala in extra and give it to me so as to meet the demand of my friends(Luckily she has never denied).
I have made it semi-dry and extra spicy this time around . I always knew Appam is best paired with egg and potato masala and yes, this time egg and potato masala being extra spicy, the combination a was just above expectations.


  • Egg, hard boiled – 4 each
  • Potato – 200 gms, diced
  • Coconut oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 Tsp
  • Dried red chilly – 3 pcs
  • Onion – 2 medium sized (100 gms)
  • Ginger -25 gms, cerushed
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Green chilly – 5 pcs, slit
  • Cardamom -3 pcs, crushed.
  • Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  • Chilly powder – 1 Tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 Tsp
  • Garam Masala powder – 1 Tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 Tbsp, chopped.
  • Salt to taste.




  1. First of cook the egg- take egg and water in a pot, bring it to boil.Cook for 11 minutes, strain and cool it down, peel and keep aside.
  2. Peel potato skin, cut in to small dices and keep it soaked in the water.
  3. Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried chilly. Add crushed cardamom in to it and cook for minute until the cardamom is apparent. Now add sliced onion, crushed gingergarlic and green chilly and sti-fry until the onions are soft.
  4.   Now you can add the powdered spices such as turmeric, cumin, garam masala and chilly powder. Continue to cook until spices are well cooked, you can half a cup of hot water now and let it come to a simmer.
  5. Strain and add potatoes now. Cover with lid and cook on a slow fire for about 10 minutes. Add the hard boiled eggs and sprinkle and coriander leaves and continue to cook on a slow fire for another 2-3 minutes, this will let the egg to absorb the spices. Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

Bone Appetite & Happy Cooking!


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