Motte Saaru - SouthIndian Egg Curry
Motte Saaru is Egg curry prepared the SouthIndian style. Motte Saaru is a creamy , spicy egg curry with coconut based gravy.
  • 3 - Eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 - Onion, medium sized, julienned
  • 1 - Tomato , small sized, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp - Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Make a smooth paste from the ingredients listed below
  • ¼ th cup - Grated coconut , preferably fresh coconut
  • 2 - Dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • ½ Tbsp - Rasam powder or Red chilly powder
  • 1 Tbsp - Tamarind pulp
  • 4 cl0ves - Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp - Fried gram
  • 1 inch - Fresh ginger
  1. Peel the hard boiled egg and cuts half way till the centre.
  2. Grind the ingredients listed under the paste till smooth, using as much water as required (coconut, ginger, garlic, red chilly, tamarind pulp).
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. To this add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let it crisp up.
  4. Add  onions to this and sauté till they start turning slightly brown.
  5. Add tomatoes to this and cover the pan with a lid and cook till the tomatoes are soft.
  6. Mash the tomatoes with the back of the spoon to help it cook faster.
  7. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the ground paste to it and give it a good mix. Cook on low for a minute, stirring it continuously.
  8. Once the raw smell of the paste is gone, add a cup of water to it .
  9. Add slit green chillies, salt, sugar to this and let the gravy come to a boil.
  10. To this add the eggs and let the gravy thicken.
  11. Serve it with steamed rice and ghee.
Recipe by MADaboutkitchen at