Chef’s Choice: Spicy Egg Curry

By Oct 16, 2019 Chef's Choice

Now is the time to start spotting some beautiful lights and decorations that mean that it’s time to get into the Diwali spirit.

Whether or not Diwali is thing in your religion or culture, it’s the perfect opportunity for anyone to enjoy the atmosphere and – you guessed it – the food.

Diwali gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that are lighted outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.

As said, food plays an equally important role in the festivities. That’s why Hello Chef is dedicating the coming week’s menu to Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine.

One of our new recipes of the week is this Spicy Egg Curry – a celebration to vegetarian eating!

Even with the made-from-scratch curry sauce, this recipe is super easy and straight forward.

Simply chop some onion, garlic and ginger, then fry them in a soup pot, adding spices. After a good frying and stirring, add the chopped tomatoes and a splash of water. Bring to a simmer and let bubble, covered.

While the curry sauce base is stewing, you have time to cook the rice, boil the eggs and mix the raita.

Make your raita plain and simple, with yogurt and cucumber only, or, spice it up with a pinch of cumin and coriander. Don’t forget to season the raita with a pinch of salt!

The raita will add a fresh note to your dish, and it also balances the spiciness of this dish.

Once the curry base is cooked, you need to puree it with a stick blender or a regular blender. Bring it back to the pan, and add the whole, peeled eggs. Stir to coat, and serve over rice, with the raita on the side.


Click here for the full recipe. And watch Olivia cook this special Diwali curry on our Youtube channel!

Sri Lankan and Indian curries, comforting bakes and speedy stir-fries!

What else is good next week?

Try the Diwali specials! For low-carb eaters we have a Punjabi Style Cabbage and Chicken dish on the menu. Or, go for the low-carb Sri Lankan Spiced Beef Curry with Crispy Okra. Equally delicious!

The last time we had the Indian Butter Chicken recipe on the menu, people were asking if we could repeat it right away. We’re very sorry for the wait! It’s here now!

If you need something to calm your taste buds after these well-spiced foods, choose an ultimate family-friendly meal into your box. We suggest you opt for the Meatball and Gnocchi Stew or the Cheesy Cod and Spinach. Either one will be a hit!

Getting busy towards the end of the week? Whip up a speedy stir-fry. The Thai Chicken Stir Fry or the Vegan Mie Goreng Noodles will keep you going!

Happy Diwali!

Spicy Egg Curry with Basmati Rice and Cucumber Raita