Old fashioned curried eggs recipe | best curried hard boiled eggs with rice


Old fashioned curried eggs is a traditional classic breakfast dish being enjoyed for generations. With its creamy texture, hard-boiled eggs, and unique blend of spices, it has a unique taste profile. The origins of this dish are steeped somewhere in distant history. It has been kept alive by the families following their traditions ever since. Over the years, this dish evolved into many variations, but the classic variation still remains popular. This is the best recipe for classic curried eggs that is simple and easy to follow.


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Old Fashioned Curried Eggs Recipe with Rice

Curried eggs is a classic, easy-to-make, and delicious dish. Hard-boiled eggs get mixed with curry made from chopped onions, curry powder, white pepper powder, and other ingredients. This is a perfect recipe for you if you want to cook something simple and tasty.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British, British-Indian, United Kingdom
Servings 3 people


  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper powder
  • 300 ml milk


  • Place 6 hard-boiled eggs on a plate. Use a knife and cut them in half.
  • Heat 4 tbsp butter in a pan on medium heat. Add ½ cup finely chopped onions to the melted butter and stir well. Fry the onions for 4-5 min until they turn soft and translucent.
  • Add 1 tbsp all-purpose flour and mix well with the onions. Sauté for 1 min and add 2 tsp curry pow-der. Stir well and cook for 1 min.
  • Add ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp white pepper powder. Give it a good mix.
  • Now add some milk and stir well to combine. Keep stirring to make it lump-free.
  • Add milk 2-3 times, rather than adding all at once. Keep stirring and let it cook for 4 min.
  • Add the half-cut eggs to a curry and mix well. Cook for 2 min.
  • Serve hot curried eggs with rice.


  • You can add green peas or green beans if you like.
  • Adjust the amount of curry powder and white pepper powder as needed.
  • Do not pour all the milk at once; keep adding a little milk each time and stir well. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
  • Add more milk if the gravy is too thick for you.


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