dhaba style egg curry

Dhaba style egg curry recipe with step by step photos and a video. This egg curry is made with simple ingredients that are easily available at home. Dhaba style egg curry is rich, thick, spicy and full of flavors. You can serve it with Tandoori Roti/Chapati (Indian Flatbread).

About this dhaba style egg curry

Every dhaba have their own unique way of making curry. Here in this post, I am sharing the dhaba style egg curry recipe that I got from a friend.

In this recipe post, I have reduced the quantity of oil to make it a healthy egg curry with the same spices that are used in making dhaba style egg curry. There is no difference in taste, so, do try it at home.

What is the dhaba style?

Dhabas are roadside eateries that are built near highways in India. They serve local cuisines. Dhaba style of cooking is basically characterized by the heavy use of oil and spices.

The set up of dhaba is simple. Mud structure, cots to sit and a wooden plank on which the food is placed. However, some dhabas nowadays provide tables and chairs too.

If you are looking for true Indian rustic flavors, then you must visit Dhabas in India. At some dhabas, you can find an open kitchen, where you can see the actual cooking process.

Tips to make perfect dhaba style egg curry:

  1. Roasting the spices, onions and tomato paste may take time but enhances the flavor. Keep patience while roasting it.
  2. Kashmiri red chili powder is optional. It gives a bright red color to the dish. You can replace it with simple red chili powder.
  3. Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves is a must. If you really want to enjoy the dhaba style flavor then do not skip it. It enhances the aroma and flavor of the egg curry.
  4. Dhaba style curry is actually spicy. Adjust the spices as per your need.
  5. Roasted gram flour is also used instead of cashew to make this curry. I have shared a similar recipe Dhaba style paneer masala. The cooking process will be the same but add eggs instead of paneer/cottage cheese.
  6. Use of either cashews or roasted gram flour is a must. It prevents the gravy from turning watery.

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Dhaba style egg curry | Anda curry dhaba style | easy egg curry

Dhaba style egg curry is thick, spicy and full of rustic flavors. Easy to make with simple ingredients easily available at home.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 192kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi/Dried fenugreek leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 4 Roughly chopped tomatoes
  • 6 Cashews soaked in warm water
  • 3 Onions medium size, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 5 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Green chili chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 5 eggs boiled and de-shelled

whole spices to make egg curry

  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 4 tsp Refined oil

Instructions

Preparations to be done for making dhaba style egg curry

  • Soak cashew in warm water for 15 minutes.
  • Grind tomato & cashew to a fine paste.
  • Boil 5 eggs, de-shell and make long incisions on it. Keep it aside.
  • Chop onions, green chili, garlic, and ginger.

Making the dhaba style egg curry

  • Heat a pan & add oil. Keep the flame on low.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder & salt. Saute for a minute.
  • Now add boiled eggs and fry on low flame till eggs start to turn light golden in color. Take out and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add whole spices & saute for a minute.
  • Next, turn the flame to medium and add onions, garlic & ginger. Saute till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add tomato & cashew paste. Mix it well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder & salt.
  • Mix it well. Cook till mixture starts to leave the pan.
  • Add water and adjust the consistency of gravy.
  • Also, add garam masala powder, green chilies, kasuri methi, eggs & coriander leaves.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Dhaba style egg curry is ready.

Video

Notes

  1. Kashmiri red chili is optional. It gives a bright red color to the dish. You can replace it with simple red chili powder.
  2. Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves is a must. If you really want to enjoy the dhaba style flavor then do not skip it. 

How to make dhaba style egg curry with step by step photos:

Preparations to be done for making dhaba style egg curry

  1. Soak cashew in warm water for 15 minutes. It becomes easy to grind the cashews if you soak cashew in warm water. Also, you can use cashew powder instead of making cashew paste.
  2. Grind tomato & cashew to a fine paste.
  3. Boil 5 eggs, de-shell and make long incisions on it. You can also prick the boiled eggs with a fork. This helps the eggs to absorb the flavor of the gravy. Keep it aside.

Grind tomato and cashew to a fine paste for making dhaba style egg curryMake long incisions on eggs for making dhaba style egg curry

4. Chop onions, green chili,  garlic, and ginger. You can use ginger garlic paste too instead of chopping ginger and garlic. Use 1 tsp ginger garlic paste in the recipe.

Finely chop onion, ginger, garlic and green chili for making egg curry

Making the dhaba style egg curry

  1. Heat a pan & add oil. Keep the flame on low.
  2. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder,  garam masala powder & salt. Saute for a minute.
  3. Now add boiled eggs and fry on low flame till eggs start to turn light golden in color. Do not over fry them. Take out and keep it aside.

Fry the eggs til golden brown for making dhaba style egg curry4. In the same pan add whole spices & saute for a minute.
5. Next, add onions,  garlic & ginger. Turn the flame to medium. Saute till onions turn golden brown.

Saute whole spices, onion, ginger and garlic for making dhaba style egg curry

6. Add tomato & cashew paste. Mix it well and cook for 5 minutes.

Addition of tomato and cashew paste for making dhaba style egg curry

7. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder & salt.
8. Mix it well. Cook till mixture starts to leave the pan.

Addition of spices to onion tomato gravy for making egg curry

9. Add water and adjust the consistency of gravy.
10. Also, add garam masala powder, green chilies, kasuri methi, eggs & coriander leaves. In the curries that dhaba serve you will get chunks of green chilies that are just cooked but not mushy. So add green chilies at this stage.
11. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

addition of kasuri methi, green chili and garam masala powder for making egg curry dhaba styleAddition of coriander leaves for making dhaba style egg curry

12. Dhaba style egg curry is ready.

dhaba style egg curry is ready to serve

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box. If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking 🙂

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