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Kolhapuri Egg Curry / Kolhapuri Aanda Rassa

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Last week, TH and myself happened to watch a TV show about kolhapuri cuisine. I personally never tasted and tried any kolhapuri recipes but wanted to give a try after watching it. Though I have seen couple of vegetarian kolhapuri recipes from my fellow blogger’s space, I never tried it on my own.

TH asked me to add some kolhapuri recipes in my blog, as I didn’t have one and he suggested to try this one from sanjeev kapoor’s site. As per his advice, I tried this recipe for our lunch on last sunday. I halved the recipe and served it with hot pulao.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


Eggs – 2 nos, hard boiled and peeled

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Cloves – 4-5 nos

Black Peppercorns – 6 nos

Onion – 1 no, cubed

Ginger – 1 inch length piece, finely chopped

Garlic – 3 cloves, finely chopped

Dry Red chillies – 3 nos

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Poppy seeds / khuskhus – 1 teaspoon

Coconut – 2 tablespoons, grated

Tomato – 2 no, small size, cubed

Salt – to taste

Water – 1 cup


1) Hard boil eggs. Meanwhile, chop onion, ginger, garlic and tomato.

2) Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan / kadai. When it is hot, add crushed cloves and peppercorn.

3) Add onion and saute till it becomes soft.

4) Add ginger and garlic. Saute for few seconds till the raw smell of garlic goes off.

5) Add dry red chillies, turmeric powder, poppy seeds and coconut.  Saute for 2 minutes.

6) Add tomato and continue sauteing till tomato becomes mussy and the masala releases nice aroma.

7) Allow this mixture to cool and grind to a smooth paste. If required add a very little water.

8) Now, peel the skin of the eggs and cut into 2 halves or just prick them using a fork or knife.

9) Heat the pan and add remaining oil. If required, saute the eggs and once done, transfer to a plate. I didn’t do this step.

10) Add the ground masala paste to the pan carefully. Add a cup of water. Mix well and let it boil once.

11) Add halved eggs and salt now. Mix well. Taste and adjust the salt.

12) Cover the pan and simmer it in low flame for few minutes. You can also cook till the consistency you required.

13) Serve hot. Enjoy it with pulao or roti.


1) Crush or break the head part of the cloves before adding it to the oil. Otherwise, it tend to splutter and harsh your hands.

2) Adjust the water quantity as per the consistency you required.

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One interesting curry Uma ๐Ÿ™‚ never tried poppy seed paste in egg curry, will sure try this sometime

Divya Shivaraman

wonderful curry so neatly presented…loving this

Suja Manoj

Spicy yummy curry looks delicious.


what a mouthwatering dish Uma… superb clicks…


nice presentation….book marked the recipe umaa

Merry Tummy

wow, totally loved its colour and texture:) Well done:)


delicious egg curry and sound tasty

Aathira Nair

Nice.. I think I am going to make this with some idiyappams tonight for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚


very yummy looking curry n bful clicks.. will try it soon.. shd be grt with roti too..


very interesting curry with poppy seeds uma…

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

loved the warm thick gravey..very very tempting, Uma

Menaga Sathia

Never tried this cuisine..curry looks soo testy!!

Vimitha Durai

Tempting masala


Superb clicks n just love the recipe


U know what?? My hubby found this in my blogger dashboard & immediately said we shud try this & he himself made this for dinner the next day. We were so in love with this one that I used the same recipe to make chicken for my guest the next day. He was very impressed & praised me for the chicken ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a lot Uma for sharing.. Now this wud feature in my menu often !!


Really liked the way it's presented. I'm going to try it some time. I am learning cooking so I am sure this will help me. Once I get the comments for the curry il post those comments again


Its a great recipe. In fact, you made it look much simpler with your pics !! Thank you. It turned out to be Awesome !! Will make it a regular in our meals ๐Ÿ™‚