Masaaledar Anda (Egg onion masala)

We all need simple, no fail, quick to make recipes to see us through the week and this one is perfect for that. It is also a great one for ‘kitchen beginners’.

Masaaledar Anda or eggs in an onion masala is a perfect accompaniment for dosas, rotis, phulkas, in fact breads of any kind. Well, I could eat it with rice too!

A quick tip to get perfect hard boiled eggs – one whistle in the pressure cooker! Yes, you heard it right. Wash the eggs and place in the pressure cooker; add a pinch of salt. Put off after one whistle and you get perfect hard boiled eggs. Saves a lot of time…

Masaaledar Anda - a quick and simple egg onion masala which is perfect for weekday meals -

So, let’s get cooking Masaaledar Anda – a simple, quick, delicious dish with onions and boiled eggs.


1. Eggs – 6
2. Red onion – 3, sliced finely
3. Garlic cloves – 3, chopped
4. Curry leaves – a handful
5. Tomato – 2, sliced finely
6. Green chillies – 1-2, slit (adjust to suit your spice level preference)
7. Red chilli powder – ½ – 1 tsp (If you want a deeper red colour for the dish, use half the quantity red chilli powder and half Kashmiri chilli powder).
8. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
9. Salt – to taste
10. Coriander leaves – for garnish, chopped
11. Vegetable oil – 2 – 3 tbsp.


• Hard boil the eggs (I used the pressure cooker; use whichever method you want), remove the shell and cut in halves. Keep aside.
• In a pan, heat oil and add sliced onions. Saute for 3 minutes.
• Add curry leaves, garlic and green chillies and sauté again till onions are light golden
• Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 5 minutes.
• Add the spices and season with salt.
• Saute again till the masala comes together; add water to loosen up the gravy a little. (Skip water if you like it dry).
• Add the boiled eggs and mix gently. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.




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13 thoughts on “Masaaledar Anda (Egg onion masala)

  1. Nova Morgan August 25, 2016 at 7:28 am Reply

    I have some daisy duck eggs I may just earmark for this to try ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • vanyadhanya August 25, 2016 at 7:31 am Reply

      Awesome; I have tried with duck eggs too….loved it.


  2. Sathya -Mykitchenodyssey February 28, 2015 at 3:07 pm Reply

    That looks so delicious.My fav

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Elamparithi January 9, 2014 at 8:20 am Reply

    One of my favorite dishes 🙂 :)Thanks for sharing


  4. afracooking January 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I am so glad you reminded me: for ages I used to make this quick egg dish, but I totally forgot about it. But I have to say yours is a little different – love the idea of it, so I will certainly try this!


  5. Shalzzz January 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm Reply

    It is one f my all-time favorite 🙂


  6. feedingthesonis January 8, 2014 at 11:30 am Reply

    Yummo!! 🐔😊


  7. priya satheesh January 8, 2014 at 9:54 am Reply

    Love this…Never tried cooker method of boiling egg..Thanks for sharing. will try soon..


    • vanyadhanya January 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

      sure do…learnt it from my mom who has been using it for decades. a quick way for busy mornings


  8. Aruna Panangipally January 8, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

    My favourite!


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