Delhi-Style Egg Curry

Recipe by Daydream
READY IN: 50mins




  • Place the oil in a medium to large non-stick lidded pan and heat over a medium-high flame.
  • Add the sliced onions when the oil is hot, and stir and saute about 6 minutes until they become reddish brown in color.
  • Toss in the ginger and garlic and continue to stir and fry for a minute.
  • Next add the ground spices, namely the coriander, cumin, turmeric, chile powder and paprika, and mix and stir for around 10 seconds.
  • Start adding the yoghurt, a tablespoon at a time, stirring well after each addition until it is absorbed.
  • Place all the finely chopped tomatoes in the pan and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, until they become pulpy- you can mash them with the back of a wooden spoon, or a potato masher, to aid the process.
  • When the tomatoes are pulped to your liking, add the chicken stock and salt to taste, bring to the boil, cover the pan, then gently simmer the sauce for 15-20 minutes over a low heat, during which time it will thicken.
  • The sauce can be prepared to this stage ahead of time.
  • When ready to serve, stir the whipping cream, garam masala, chilies and cilantro into the heated sauce, then season with more salt if necessary.
  • Lay the hard-boiled eggs in a single layer, cut side up, in the sauce, and spoon some sauce over them.
  • Serve as recommended above with parathas or rice.