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Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai Kulambu / How to make Udaitha Muttai Kulambu


Egg Drop Curry is one among the most common curry prepared among all south Indian families for lunch. There are two versions of Egg Drop curry prepared in my home, now let me share how to prepare the Egg Drop Curry with Coconut, by infusing few spices.

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Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai Kulambu

Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai kulambi is very easy and simple to prepare in minutes, that to as I am infusing coconut it gives a wonderful texture to the curry. Apart from lunch this curry goes out well with hoppers (Appam) and string hoppers (Idiyappam) Let me share the recipe…


  • Egg – 4 nos
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger (1” inch stick) – 1 piece
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Cinnamon –  1 stick
  • Coconut pieces or grated – a handful
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Fennel / Perunjeeragam – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai Kulambu –


  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Take ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick, coconut pieces, ¼ tsp of cumin seeds, fennel seeds and gring them to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split black gram, leftover cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add all the spice powder followed by salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour the ground coconut masala, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour 1 to 2 cups of water, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Remove the lid, once starts boiling, break the eggs carefully to it. Do not stir.
  • Cover and cook for 5 mins or until the egg is cooked.
  • Remove the lid, cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and the oil floats on the top of the curry.

Serve hot with steamed rice or Hoppers (appam) or String Hoppers (idiyappam).

Prawn / Shrimp Curry – Tuticorin Style


Already I have shared few prawn recipes, but this completely different from others. Usually we use throw out the prawn/shrimp head, already I have shared a recipe about prawn head fry and again here in this one also we are going make use of the prawn head. I have ground the prawn head with a cup of water, drained and cooked with curry.

The aroma of this curry would be unbeatable, also it tastes delicious, also a good try with prawn head. Let us move on to the recipe…

Prawn/Shrimp Curry - Tuticorin Style

Prawn/Shrimp Curry – Tuticorin Style


  • Prawns/Shrimps – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coconut milk (thick) – 1 cup
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Star anise – 1 no
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1” inch stick
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – two sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp


  • Clean the prawns/shrimps, take out the head and keep it separately.
  • Take the prawn head with two cup of water and grind it the blender.
  • Drain the ground mixture, transfer it a mixing bowl, add in a tsp of chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt followed by the coconut milk. Mix it well, so that there would be no lumps of spice powders.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and ginger.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add in the chopped garlic and cook for few mins.
  • Add in bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and curry leaves, cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Pour in the coconut milk mixture, cover and cook until the raw smell goes off and it comes to semi thick consistency.
  • Add in the prawns/shrimps, cover and cook until the prawns are half cooked.
  • Remove the lid and keep in medium flame, wait until the oil separates and floats on the top of the curry.
  • Sprinkle a chopped coriander leaves and cover with the lid.

Serve hot with steamed rice.


Chicken Korma recipe/ Chicken Kurma recipe / How to make chicken kurma in pressure cooker


My mom use to prepare this Chicken Kurma very often, when served with idly it tastes delicious. I love this kurma a lot, also kids love this to core because of it’s mild spiciness and taste. We use to call this “Pachai kulambu(Green curry)”. Let us move on to the recipe…

Chicken Kurma / Chicken Korma

Chicken Kurma / Chicken Korma

Serves – 8 people

Preparation time – 15 mins

Cooking time – 15 mins


  • Chicken – 1 kg
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds –  ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp (or as per your taste)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaf – a strand

For grinding:

  • Coconut (shredded or pieces) – 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Anise/Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Green chillies – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Cloves – 2 nos

Making of Chicken Kurma / Chicken Korma –


  • Clean the chicken. Cut into small pieces.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Grind all the ingredients together listed under the grinding list to a fine paste by adding water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in the  mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add in the chicken, turmeric powder and salt and cook for few mins.
  • Now pour the grounded paste and cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour 2 cups of water and wait till it boil, pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the lid, when the pressure subsides and serve hot.

Serve hot with Idly, dosa, rotis, puri and chapathi. Goes well for breakfast and dinner.