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Egg Thokku

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Egg Thokku (or Muttai Thokku) is a quick and easy South Indian side dish with numerous local variations.  It is a simple dish that is served with chapati and rice.

Egg Thokku (Muttai Thokku)


  • Boiled Eggs – 3
  • Onions – 1  cup, Finely Chopped
  • Tomatoes – 1 cup, Finely Chopped
  • Green Chillies –  1, Finely Chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper Powder – To Taste
  • Oil – 2 tblsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – Few


  1. Make slits in the eggs.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai under medium flame.
  3. Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and finely chopped onions.
  4. Cook until onions turn soft.
  5. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  6. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  7. Mix well and cook until tomatoes are cooked soft.
  8. If required, add 2 tblsp of water.
  9. When a gravy consistency is formed, add the boiled eggs.
  10. Sprinkle some pepper powder and cook till the masala’s are coated well to the eggs.
  11. Remove from flame and sprinkle some coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot with rice or chapati.


image via akilas kitchen

Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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