Muttai Thokku / Egg Thokku

Muttai Thokku / Egg Thokku

I am an egg addict. I have grown up eating eggs everyday and I have great memories of my mom serving me hot rasam rice and eggs, I literally feel that’s more than enough for me to survive. Having said that I think eggs are very versatile and is a very nutritious food for anyone. I always keep stock of eggs in my kitchen so. The simplicity of an Indian style egg Thokku or muttai thokku is mind blowing. Thokku in Tamil means like a thick and condensed gravy. What I love about this is how well it Pairs with roti or rice such a handy recipe for busy weeknights … if you want to make a super delicious quick meal out of eggs see the recipe below.

Muttai Thokku

Muttai Thokku

Simple Egg gravy in Indian Style. Perfect combination for Rice or roti.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 15 minute recipes, egg recipes
Servings: 5 portions


  • pan, chopping board, knives


  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp corriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 boiled eggs with slits
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Coriander leaves for garnish .


  • In a pan add oil, add mustard seeds and let it sputter, once done add the the cumin seeds and then add the ginger garlic paste, sauté for a few mins and then add the finely chopped onions, cook until the onions are browned a little and then add the chopped tomatoes, cover and cook until the tomatoes go soft. Next add in the masala powders and a little water to cook until you all the gravy comes together. Finally add in the boiled eggs and toss it in to add more flavour in the eggs slit it on all sides until the mid way. Serve it hot with your favourite rice or bread 🤤.


The tip to a great version of this recipe is browning the onions and cooking tomatoes to a nice smooth gravy consistency! .

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