Egg Curry made in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker (video). Egg curry made by adding boiled eggs to a spicy curry sauce, along with coconut milk to balance the flavors. In this Instant Pot Egg Curry, we will make the curry sauce and boil the eggs together, saving precious time. Make this quick and delicious Egg Curry for dinner on busy days in under 30 minutes. Serve it with roti, naan or rice. Low carb and gluten free.
If you have meal prepped and have onion tomato masala ready, you can certainly use it in this egg curry. You can also pre-boil the eggs and then this egg curry would take just 5 mins to be ready.
How to make Egg Curry in the Instant Pot?
Boiling eggs in the Instant Pot is my favorite thing! Really, I am not joking…the skin slides off so easily that you will never want to cook eggs any other way.
For this egg curry, we will harness the power of the Instant Pot with pot-in-pot cooking – Make the curry sauce and boil the eggs at the same time. Add in the ingredients to make a simple curry sauce – onions, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices. Place a trivet and steel bowl along with the eggs. Cook at high pressure for 6 minutes, followed by a quick release.
Carefully take out the eggs and place in an ice bath. Let them cool and peel them. Make holes on the egg surface using a fork. This helps for the curry flavors to infuse into the egg.
Some people prefer to fry the eggs lightly in oil before adding to egg curry. I am just lazy and add them without frying. If you would like to fry, add 1-2 tablespoon of oil in a heated pan on stovetop. Place the peeled eggs and lightly fry them on all sides while stirring frequently.
If you like a smooth egg curry, then you can use an immersion blender to smooth the curry sauce. If doing this, place the whole spices in a spice pouch so you can easily remove them before using the immersion blender. We enjoyed the curry as is and did not blend it.
Add in the coconut milk and some water, along with the peeled boiled eggs to the pot. Cook the sauce along with the eggs for a few minutes on saute mode, so the flavors of the sauce seep into the eggs. Garnish and enjoy with rice or naan.
Now, let’s talk about different variations of Egg Curry!
- North Indian Punjabi Egg Curry: Curry sauce is made with onion, tomato, ginger garlic and smoothed using immersion blender.
- South Indian Egg Curry: This is what we made, along with coconut milk. Some variations suggest to add tamarind paste to give a tangy flavor to the egg curry.
- Other options:
- Add heavy whipping cream in place of coconut milk.
- Make it lighter: Add milk in place of coconut milk. Stir while adding little at a time.
Try out this delicious egg curry or one of the variations. Do let us know how it turned out!
Here is a short 1-minute video to make this Instant Pot Egg Curry:
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Egg curry made by adding boiled eggs to a curry sauce, along with coconut milk to give a flavorful protein-rich dish. In this Instant Pot Egg Curry, we will make the curry sauce and boil the eggs together, to make this delicious dish even quicker! Pair it with rice, naan or roti to make a complete meal.
Start the Instant Pot in Saute (More) mode (Press Saute, then Adjust). Once the display reads HOT, add oil, whole spices and cumin seeds.
When the cumin seeds change color, add green chili, onions, ginger and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
Add tomato and spices. Stir and let it cook for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup water and scrape off anything stuck to the bottom of the pot.
Place the trivet and a steel bowl with eggs in it. Close lid with vent in sealing position.
Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 6 mins. After the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure.
Carefully remove the bowl with eggs and the trivet. Place eggs in ice cold water and then peel them. Make holes in the egg surface using a fork.
Add coconut milk and 1/3 cup water. Add back the peeled eggs to the pot. Change instant pot to Saute mode and let the curry simmer for about 3 minutes while stirring frequently. Then turn off instant pot.
Add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy Egg Curry with rice, roti or naan.
- This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Pressure Cooker.
- Punjabi Egg Curry Variation: If you like, you can skip coconut milk and add more water. Coconut milk can also be substituted with heavy whipping cream.
- Smooth Sauce: You can skip whole spices or add them to a spice pouch. If you like you can use an immersion blender to get a smooth gravy. Make sure to remove the spice pouch before blending.
- Fried Eggs: If you like, you can lightly fry the eggs in oil in a pan on stovetop before adding to the curry.
- Pairing: Enjoy this Egg Curry with Basmati Rice, Quinoa, Roti or Naan.
- Stovetop Variation:
- Heat oil in a medium-sized pan, and add whole spices along with cumin seeds. Let them sizzle for 10-15 seconds. Add green chili, garlic, ginger, and onions. Saute till the onions turn soft and translucent while stirring occasionally (about 5-7 minutes). Add tomatoes and spices. Continue frying them till they are soft and mushy, and oil begins to leave the sides (about 5-7 minutes). Add coconut milk and water. Mix well and lower the heat to medium-low. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Place the eggs in the pan and cover it with the gravy. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Take it off heat and serve hot sprinkled with coriander.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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