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Kerala Egg Roast with Tomatoes and Onions – Traditional Style


Kerala Egg Roast
Kerala Egg Roast

Kerala Egg Roast with Tomatoes and Onions – Traditional Style


If you are from Kerala you have had Appam and Egg Roast at least once in your lifetime, I’m sure. If you haven’t? Where have you been????  It was my favorite Kerala breakfast for so many years! Then I got married and my husband is not a fan of Appam, so I don’t often make it. However now that the kids enjoy it, I have an excuse to cook my Egg Roast with it. Egg roast, for me is the perfect better half in the ‘Appam – Egg Roast’ Duo! I don’t know what else it goes with so perfectly.

A match made in heaven? Unless your  Vegan, then I recommend ‘Appam and Kadala Curry’ (Black Chick Peas Curry) instead. 🙂  

Kerala Egg Roast with Tomatoes and Onions 

Recipe Type: Brunch
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 4-5


  • 8- 10 eggs boiled
  • 4 onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 bulb garlic (or 10 large cloves), crushed
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger, finely diced and then gently crushed
  • 5 green chilies  or to taste
  • 4 small-medium tomatoes, diced
  • 6 tsp chilli powder
  • 4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 ¾ tsp turmeric
  • pinch pepper
  • a handfull of curry leaves
  • 3- 4 Tbsp COCONUT oil – coconut oil is a must for the authenticity of this recipe


  • Slice the onions finely,  cut the chillies as desired, chop the tomatoe, crush the garlic  and prepare the ginger by finely dicing first and then gently crushing.


KERALA egg roast - ginger

Diced ginger, gently crushed

  • Add eggs to a pot of cool water. Heat and bring to a rolling boil. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the hot water, shake the pot to crack the eggs, then pour cool water over the hot eggs. Peel when ready to add to the curry.This makes a perfect boiled egg without the grayish layer around the outside of the yolk.
  • Roll each egg on the counter top and peel under running water for the shell to come off smoothly.


  • In a wide ,non stick wok – heat the coconut oil.
  • Add the onion. Stir.

Kerala Egg Roast - saute onion


  • Add garlic.

KERALA egg roast - add garlic


  • Stir and add the green chillies.

KERALA egg roast saute garlic KERALA egg roast - add green chili

  • Stir and Saute till  the onion mixture is softened and light golden.

KERALA egg roast - saute chili

  • Add the coriander powder, chili powder and turmeric now.

KERALA egg roast - spicesKERALA egg roast - add spices

  • Turn down the heat and stir well, to cook the spices, adding a splash of water so that the spices to no stick to the pan.

KERALA egg roast - sprinkle water

  • Saute till the spices are aromatic.

KERALA egg roast - saute spices

  • Now add the tomatoes.KERALA egg roast - add tomato
  • Add salt to taste  (about 1 tsp) and stir continuously till the tomatoes are cooked and well incorporated into the masala.

KERALA egg roast - add salt


KERALA egg roast - til tomato cooked

  • You must keep  the heat at medium, maintaining a constant sizzle noise in the pan
    • Now add the crushed, diced ginger.

KERALA egg roast - add ginger


  • And the curry leaves.

KERALA egg roast - add curry leaves


  • Stir. Cover the wok and cook on low heat for 2 minutes till a good steam  develops inside the wok.
  • Open. Add the eggs, cut leangthways – yolk side up into the masala. Cover the wok again and cook till steam developes once more. Tasty, Hot Egg Roast –  is ready!

Kerala Egg Roast with Tomatoes and Onions

Kerala Egg Roast MUTTA ROAST


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  1. Hi Shana I tried many of or recepies with a success. Aching a payar mezhukupuratti, idiyappam, all India chicken, nadan chicken, thattukada chicken etc thanks a lot for sharing wonderful recepies. as it Christmas today I tot vil try appam n mutt a rost, appam turned out to be good but for the mutt a roast I was heartbroken I followd yr recepie, my husband comment its very tangy Bcoz of tomatoes he ate only a little bit my mother in law didn’t even touched the dish after hearing his comment . she ate appam with sugar.4 onions I used only 4 tomatoes .do u have any other recepie which using only less amount of tomato.plz post if u have another version of egg roast with less tomato.I want to show them tat I can cook a decent egg roast

    • Hi thank you for testing so many recipes and I’m happy to hear that most of them were a success .Regarding the egg roast ,is it possible that the tomatoes were very tart? In that case I would use only one tomato but the masala would be significantly reduced. I use very ripe tomatoes for all my cooking (which are slightly sweet)
      Unless specifically mentioned to use tart 🍅 s. I just returned home after a very long vacation I will post an egg roast recipe with out tomatoes soon. In fact many people like my husband do notlike egg roast with tomatoes. Happy cooking and wish you and your family a very Merry 🎄 Christmas!

      • Thanks for your reply . there r so many nadan egg roast recepies available on internet. But I don’t have the courage try those Bcoz I tried many of the dishes,mostly outcome was disappointing.I would like to get an egg roast recepie with onion n less amount of tomato may be 1 n also with sufficient nasals.once again thanks for the reply .u have a good collection of Kerala recepies.I learned how to cook tasty dishes through ur blog only

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