Muttai Omelette Kuzhambu


முட்டை ஆம்லெட் குழம்பு

முட்டை ஆம்லெட் குழம்பு

Simple tangy egg gravy made with steamed egg omelette.

Egg Gravy / Egg Omelet Kuzhambu / Egg kulambu / Steamed egg gravy / Muttai Omelette Gravy / Muttai Kaara Kuzhambu / Chettinad Muttai Omelette Kuzhambu



Ingredients – 1
2 count Eggs
1 count  onion
 1 green chili
 1 pinch  Turmeric powder
 2 pinch  Fresh ground pepper
 1 pinch  salt
2 Teaspoon Oil


Ingredients 2
2 count Onions
1 count Tomato
5 cloves Garlic
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
6 count Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red Chili powder
2 Tablespoon Coriander powder
1+ 1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 tablespoon Thick tamarind juice (extracted from marble size tamarind)
3 tablespoon Oil
1 cup Water
2 tsp Chopped coriander leaves


Ingredients – 3
1/4 cup Fresh grated coconut
1/4 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 cup Water





Using ingredients in table-1- start frying the finely chopped onions and green chili in a pan. Let it become slightly translucent and then switch it off. Now beat 2 eggs with salt and the onion mixture and keep it ready. Now to make the omelette, you may choose any one of these methods

1. You can pan fry the omelette by pouring the mixture in a fry pan heated with little oil and cook it.

2. You may bake in the oven using muffin pans.

3. Use kuzhi paniyaram pan and cook the eggs in form of small egg paniyarams with drizzle of oil. Check this recipe by Taste buds

4. Steam them in pressure cooker by placing the egg mixture in a cooker pan and steam it in hot water.  OR

5. Choose this method where we use an idli cooker to steam….


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Oil the idli plates and pour little of the egg mixture in the moulds.

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Steam it for 7-8 minutes.

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This is how they look once cooked.

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Fluffy and spongy. Eggs cooked this way look very porous.  Once done use a spoon and scoop the eggs out and keep aside.

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Lets make the curry… Heat oil and temper with mustard, cumin, fenugreek and curry leaves. Saute the onions and garlic till slightly brown. Add the chopped tomato and cook till soft and mushy. Add turmeric , red chili and coriander powder and salt. Fry to get the raw smell off it. Add a cup of water along with the tamarind extract and bring it to a boil.

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Now simmer the gravy and check for salt.

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Add the steamed egg omelettes to the kuzhambu and simmer again for few minutes. You may finish the dish here if you prefer or proceed to add the coconut mixture.


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Grind all ingredients in table-3 to a thick paste and add it to the simmering gravy. This adds more flavor, aroma and volume to the dish. Simmer for few minutes and switch off.

முட்டை ஆம்லெட்  குழம்பு

முட்டை ஆம்லெட் குழம்பு

Eggs steam cooked drinks up all the gravy, so make extra gravy if plan to serve more.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with piping hot rice and potato chips.


Yield: 2- 3 Adult servings.

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6 comments to Muttai Omelette Kuzhambu

  • mahi

    really superb dish :-) tried it and enjoyed it thanks.

  • Akhil

    I find the dish amazing, I’ll definitely try it. Omlete has always been my favorite, thanks for the gr8 recipe and tips. This is a unique preparation.

  • Diana

    Any thing missing? i do the same measurement.. but taste is not gud..pls post good dishes only…iam very disappointed


    Mullai, I prepared this curry yesterday. It came out so well. The quantity of all the ingredients was perfect. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  • Ameena

    Hi Mullai,
    Nice recipe….but I also make this dish but in a
    Slightly different way….that is instead of steaming
    Eggs seperately u can add them one by one
    To the pan after adding required quantity of water
    And leave them undisturbed for few minutes
    After covering the pan.but should be careful enough
    Not to add one egg over the other.u can flip the
    Eggs to other side once its done.
    Waiting for more recipes and keep up the good work.

  • Felicia

    hi mullai,

    This recipe is really superb… thanks.

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