Egg tamarind curry(Muttai puli kulambu)

Egg tamarind curry, Muttai puli kulambu, Guddu pulusu


  • Egg – 2
  • Tamarind – Gooseberry size
  • Mustard seeds and Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Onion – 1
  • Turmeric powder -a pinch
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon(Adjust according to your spice level)
  • Sugar – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 to 3 teaspoons


  1. Hard boil the egg for 15 minutes. Soak the Tamarind in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the shell of hard boiled egg and slit it with a knife in 3 to 4 places so that curry can get into the egg. Keep this aside.
  3. Extract the tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind.
  4. Heat 2 to 3 teaspns of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves, fry till it splutters.
  5. Add Onion and fry till it turns into golden brown.
  6. Add turmeric powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder,Chili powder and fry till the raw smell of masala goes.
  7. Add the extracted tamarind juice, a cup of water, sugar and salt to taste.
  8. Once the curry starts boiling, add the boiled egg to it and keep the stove in medium heat.
  9. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the oil separates and curry is thick.

Goes well with: Rice

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