Egg Tikka Masala Curry Recipe

1 Apr

I am sure after all the heavy cooking for Easter here is an easy and equally tasty recipe for the weekend. Tikka Masala is always used with chicken and that is how most Indian Food lovers know it. This recipe I learnt from a good friend of mine Raakhee, who does not eat meat and fish. It is quick and very simple. You can use boiled eggs or add the egg to the curry directly and let simmer till the eggs are done. Use a larger pan so as not to over crowd the eggs.


To boil the perfect egg

Fill a pot with just enough water to cover the eggs. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat off and let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the water and crack the shell all over. Roll the egg all over to loosen the shell and Β it peels off easily.


Serving Size: 4-5


6 boiled eggs halved

1 pack of tikka masala sauce

1 small onion diced

1 small tomatoΒ diced

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp of sugar

couple sprigs of cilantro chopped

salt to taste


Heat oil in a pot. Saute the chopped onions till Β light brown. Next add the tomatoes saute till soft.

Add the tikka masala, water, sugar and salt cover and bring to a simmer.

Next add the halved eggs cover and cook for 5 minutes. If using raw eggs add them now, cover and simmer for 5 minutes till the eggs are done.

Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Enjoy with rice, bread or naan.



70 Responses to “Egg Tikka Masala Curry Recipe”

  1. Hans Susser April 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    Beautiful ” πŸ™‚
    Makes me painfully aware that my Indian repertoire is very limited πŸ™‚ 😦
    Cheers !

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      Thank You so much Hans. I am the same with other country cuisines πŸ™‚

  2. Jim April 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    I add baking soda to the water when boiling an egg. this looks tasty BTW.

  3. circadianreflections April 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    Sounds like a hodge-podge of ingredients, but looks delicious! I’ve never seen this in my favorite Indian Resto. In fact I’ve never seen them do a boiled egg dish. I may ask why not…perhaps it’s not something from their region?

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

      Thank You so much Deborah. I think I have learnt the art from my mom. She always adds her own twist and it always works out.

  4. Mr. Militant Negro April 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

      Thank You so mcuh for the re-blog. A very Happy Monday to you πŸ™‚

  5. Roy pacheco April 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    Hi Loretta, I sent you a recipe a few days ago. Did you receive it? Roy

    Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 00:25:56 +0000 To:

  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso April 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    Love the combination of eggs and tomatoes, but I’ve never used hard boiled eggs in the sauce. You gave me a new idea! Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      I am so happy to know that Ronit. Since I grew up with only one egg curry recipe that my mom would make this was a very refreshing recipe for me to learn from my friend πŸ™‚

  7. Love Served Daily April 1, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    Fabulous recipe

  8. swapnakarthik April 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm #

    This sounds delicious with amazing pictures !

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank You Swapna that is very sweet of you to say πŸ™‚

  9. lynne hoareau April 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

    Hi Nandini, I love the sound of this and it looks so delicious. I am doing more and more meatless meals, and loving them, so this is going to be great. Thank you and have a lovely weekend. x

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

      Thank You Lynne so much. I am so happy to know that you liked the recipe. I too made it since we were not eating meat during lent and now it will be made more often since my kids enjoyed it. Have a lovely week πŸ™‚

  10. youthfoodblog April 2, 2016 at 12:34 am #

    Looks hearty and tasty!

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

      Thank You so much Chris πŸ™‚

  11. Stan the Man April 2, 2016 at 3:27 am #

    Hi Nandini!

    This EGG TIKKA MASALA CURRY looks absolutely YUMMYLICIOUS.From what I read from Your introduction, I think it is safe to say that it is a ‘CURRY IN A HURRY’, correct Me if i am wrong. Again Your photos look FABULOUS. I could live on this EGG CURRY. We will give it a go soon. Will let You know of the out come.It looks like an EASY PEASY DISH.

    Bye for now!

    Have a FAB WEEKEND


    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      Thank You so much Mr Stan. You hit the nail on the head . It is a “Hurry Curry” for those days when you don’t want to be slogging it in the kitchen πŸ™‚ You and Mrs Stan have a great week.

  12. sarithakumbakkara April 2, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    Love the vibrant colour! Looks delicious!

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      Thank You Saritha so much πŸ™‚

  13. Loretta April 2, 2016 at 6:02 am #

    A great quick recipe Nandini, love that it is meatless too, great photos as always! enjoy your weekend.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

      Thank You Loretta so much. It is πŸ™‚

  14. The TeeKay Take April 2, 2016 at 7:25 am #

    Yum Yum Yum… Wish It could pop out of the photo!πŸ˜‹
    Great Recipe…

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

      Thank You TeeKay so much. That is very sweet of you to say πŸ™‚

  15. Lana-Once Upon a Spice April 2, 2016 at 7:25 am #

    Lovely recipe!

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

      Thank You Lana so much πŸ™‚

  16. fromthefamilytable April 2, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    What a great way to use up Easter eggs. Beats my fallback of “golden rod eggs”.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      Oh yeah that is true πŸ™‚

  17. urbanmonique April 2, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    Perfect timing! Just put together my first batch of house made Masala Tikka spice blend!

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      Oh! That is so awesome. I will look forward to your feedback then and nothing can beat home made sauce πŸ™‚

  18. Graham Stephen April 2, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    This sounds (and looks!) good. Will need to give this a go…

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

      Thank You so much Graham. I am so happy to hear that πŸ™‚

  19. In Becky's Head April 2, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    That looks delicious! I would never have thought of using eggs in curry but I love both – it seems so obvious now.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

      Thank You Becky so much. Then I am sure you will enjoy this recipe πŸ™‚

  20. nancyruth April 2, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Looks tasty.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

      Thank You so much Nancy πŸ™‚

  21. Harry...the Man! April 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Egg Tikka Masala – wow! I’ve gotta cook this one myself.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      You sure do Harry and then let me know πŸ™‚

  22. Laura @ Feast Wisely April 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Love the idea of eggs instead of chicken in this dish – I just showed my husband who said his mum (from Gujarat) always made this curry! ❀️

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank You Laura so much. It is very popular in India since a lot of people do not eat meat.

  23. Roxanne | The Lemon And Jar April 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

    Yum! I’m so glad I found your website! it’s a treasure trove full of wonderful dishes! πŸ™‚

  24. ledrakenoir April 2, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    No doubt, have to try this recipe… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  25. stateeats April 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

    So easy, luv it and a great way to use up those hardboiled eggs from Easter! -Kat

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank You so much Kat and it is πŸ™‚

  26. Freda @ Aromatic essence April 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Love it, Nandini! Looks yum πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

      Thank you much, Freda πŸ™‚

  27. Taste Of Turmeric April 5, 2016 at 2:25 am #

    So yummm πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  28. Deb April 5, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Lovely egg peeling trick! That looks yummy.

    • Nandini April 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

      Thank You Deb πŸ™‚

  29. Sheryl April 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    I probably cook eggs longer than needed when I make hard-boiled eggs. I generally bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat so the water just barely simmers and cook for 20 minutes.

    • Nandini April 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your tips Sheryl. I see that everyone has a variation in cooking boiled eggs.

  30. Linda Fernandes April 7, 2016 at 9:13 am #

    Sooo tempting

    • Nandini April 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      Thank You Linda so much πŸ™‚

  31. fittoservegroup April 12, 2016 at 2:44 am #

    This looks amazing my friend!

    • Nandini April 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

      Thank You so much Hilda. Hope all is well with you and your family. Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

      • fittoservegroup April 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

        Hi Nandini, we are well thank you. I trust the same for you and yours. πŸ’žπŸ’

  32. Jo'Teia April 17, 2016 at 2:58 am #

    This looks delicious.

    • Nandini April 18, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  33. Indian Girl August 1, 2016 at 4:40 am #

    Looks yummy! I have just started blogging. Do check out my recipes on

    Dates pickle
    Spinach and mushroom pasta

    • Nandini August 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Thanks! will definitely check it out πŸ™‚

  34. sorpresa4 July 5, 2017 at 3:34 am #

    Talk about eating with our eyes: your dishes are very appealing. I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

    • Nandini July 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words πŸ™‚

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