Egg thokku is an easy and quick side dish that serves with chapati and rice. It tastes spicy and flavorful with spices, tomatoes, and tamarind.Today we will learn how to make flavorful egg thokku following this easy recipe.
In a saucepan place eggs and add water to cover the eggs. Add a pinch of salt and bring to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid and allow the eggs to sit in a hot water for 15 mins. Crack open and slice each egg in a half.
For making thokku:
In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Add urad dal, fenugreek seeds and cook until the fenugreek seeds color changes to golden brown. Add curry leaves, chopped garlic and saute until the garlic color changes to golden brown.
Add chopped onion and cook until the onion becomes soft. Add turmeric powder and cook until the turmeric powder loses its raw smell.
Add chopped tomato, salt and cook until the tomatoes become soft and mushy (keep stirring in between to avoid the tomatoes getting burned.
Add coriander powder, red chili powder and mix well. Cook until the spices lose its raw smell. Add tamarind paste, water and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until the gravy becomes thick and the oil separates on top of a gravy.
Add boiled eggs and mix gently. Cook the gravy over a low heat for five minutes and serve.