Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nadan Egg Roast / Egg Roast (Kerala style)

Sunday lunch used to be a treat for us, as kids. Early morning mass followed by sunday class and then when we get back, there would be another round of breakfast as we would have rushed through it in the morning. Then there would be a relay of programs to watch in television. 

As we watched Mahabharat/ The Bible / The Bournvita quiz contest, the lunch would be ready. It would be always special and different.

Even during lent, my mom would rip up something special. One of her options would be to go with Fried rice and Egg roast, with some papadam, lemon pickle and salad by its side. Ufff, while I narrate, my mouth is watering. Some tastes just hang in there even after years have passed right?

The other day, when I thought about it, I went for the same combination. At first the idea of the combination of fried rice and egg roast was not well appreciated. But when he had it, he loved it and went ahead with multiple servings untill he was pretty full. Well, you may try this combination else, you could have this egg roast with Appam, Idiyappam, chapathi, rice or may be bread.


  1. 4 boiled egg with their shell removed (Check out the tip for perfect boiled egg)
  2. 2 cups of sliced onion - preferably red onion
  3. 2 tsp of grated ginger
  4. 2 tsp of grated garlic
  5. 1 large tomato finely diced
  6. 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
  7. 2 tsp of coriander powder
  8. 1 tsp of kashmiri chilly powder
  9. 1/2 tsp of chilly powder
  10. 1/2 tsp of pepper powder
  11. 1/2 tsp of garam masala
  12. A strand of curry leaves
  13. 2-3 tbsp of oil
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Water

  • Heat a skillet and pour in the oil. Once hot, add the sliced onion to it. Sprinkle salt as required and mix it well.
  • Let the onion turn golden brown. Then add the grated ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Saute it for another minute or two.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and give it a mix. Let the tomatoes cook thoroughly and turn mush.
  • Add the ingredients 6 - 11. Mix it thoroughly and cook for about a minute. Add just enough water to form the gravy. Stir it well to combine and spread the masala evenly. Let it come to a boil and let the gravy reduce to a consistent such that it is thick and not too runny. Taste test the gravy for salt. 
  • Make gashes on the boiled egg and drop it into the gravy. Mix it well and let it cook for another minute. 
  • Turn off the heat and serve it hot with chapathi, parotta , fried rice etc.

  1. You could shallow fry the eggs before you drop them in the gravy. This would give a rough surface on the eggs.
  2. I add kashmiri chilly powder to enhance the colour and use less chilly powder to keep the gravy less spicy. You may choose to add the chilly powder alone.


  1. Adipoli mutta roast I like it with appam.

  2. nothing like a naadan mutta roast... normally i slit and put the eggs so that the masala seeps in... :)

    1. I too do that all depends on the mood then :)

  3. Sounds yummy and lipsmacking egg roast ...tempting dear :)

  4. Shoo kothipichu..mutta roast looks ugran!
    Miss those tv programs now, I am sure that was the routine for all kids who grew up around that time. Same channel and program running in every house :)

    1. Thank u Meena .... The other day we were talking about the same, how just a single channel (doordarshan) used to keep people entertained always....these days its difficult to stick on to some decent programs

  5. kerala mutta roast is one of my favorites, looks very delicious.

  6. breadum mutta roattum.. adipoli combination...spicy...

  7. The good old doordarshan and the few programs, never missed any shows even on exams. My favorite was Chitrahar. Yesterday we watched the malayalam movie 1983 and it took us back to those good old memories. Kids were clueless why Mom & Dad were so passionately watching it :). Mutta Roast & Appam is one of my favorite breakfast.

    1. Thank u Shibi :)...1983 is on our list too..yet to watch it...we keep watching the songs and love it.... I am sure we would love the movie... afterall we would have so many things to relate to our generation

  8. I too remember those days esp the sundays.....startng from Sreekrishna, Quiz, School days.......and so on ....We had sunday classes during the afternoon......So running bak to view the most awaited "cinema"(one in each weekend)......and after these....had a sad feeling of telling gud bye to the weekend and need to write home works for the "Monday".......My most favorite wz "The jungle book" .........Hats off to ur post as it made me to those days..........Drooling over ur egg roast.......Kothiyavunnae.......Wll make it soon..... :)

    1. ohh how can I miss Jungle book....that was my favorite too :) I want to be a kid again :(.. only if it is gonna be a life free of home works and exams :P

  9. you know when paired with steaming hot appams this curry can give you instant Nirvana...just looooove it.


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