Motte Randai,Egg Curry

Motte randai as in Konkani  means egg curry. Motte means egg and Randai means curry.This is again my Amma s authentic egg curry and is one among my top list.I like to eat it either with boiled rice or ghee rice.Intake of eggs in your daily diet is very beneficial for the health as it is high in protein.Research also says eggs are good for eyes ,improves concentration etc.

Eggs-8(boiled and slit into two)
Onions-2(slit lengthwise)
Ghee-2 tbsp
Coriander leaves –to garnish

Ingredients to be fried:
Coriander seeds-2 tbsp
Cinnamon-1/2 inch
Turmeric – a pinch
Garam masala powder-1tsp

Ingredients for the masala:
Grated coconut-1 cup
Roasted long red chillies-5
Roasted short red chillies-4
Tamarind-a marble sized
Garlic-5 flakes
Onion -1/2
Fried ingredients

  1. Heat ghee in a small wok and fry the ingredients  mentioned under fried ingredients till light brown except the powders.
  2. Off the flame,add turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
  3. Grind the ingredients mentioned under masala to a fine paste.
  4. Take a pan ,heat ghee and fry onions till translucent.
  5. Add the  ground masala and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  6. Add tomatoes and saute for few minutes.
  7. Add water as much as  needed to adjust the gravy,salt to taste and take a boil.
  8. Lastly add the  boiled eggs and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve it hot.

       I  prefer to grind the masala in the grinder for a fine paste or masala.