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.

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. Make this delicious Egg Curry for dinner in under 30 minutes | #eggcurry #instantpot #pressurecooker #eggs #curry #lowcarb #glutenfree | pipingpotcurry.com

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.

If you love eggs, you will enjoy this Avocado Egg Salad or Guacamole Deviled Eggs recipe using eggs boiled in the instant pot.

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 8 minutes, followed by a quick release.

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. Make this delicious Egg Curry for dinner in under 30 minutes | #eggcurry #instantpot #pressurecooker #eggs #curry #lowcarb #glutenfree | pipingpotcurry.com

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.

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. Make this delicious Egg Curry for dinner in under 30 minutes | #eggcurry #instantpot #pressurecooker #eggs #curry #lowcarb #glutenfree | pipingpotcurry.com

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.
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. Make this delicious Egg Curry for dinner in under 30 minutes | #eggcurry #instantpot #pressurecooker #eggs #curry #lowcarb #glutenfree | pipingpotcurry.com

Try out this delicious egg curry or one of the variations. Do let us know how it turned out!

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Instant Pot Egg Curry (Pressure Cooker Anda Curry)

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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee or Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Green chili , sliced (optional)
  • 1.5 cup Onion , diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger , minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic , minced
  • 1.5 cup Tomatoes, diced
  • 2/3 cup Water , divided
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped, to garnish

Spices

Whole Spices (optional)

Instructions 

  • 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 8 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. 

Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 10gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 264mgSodium: 730mgPotassium: 410mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1005IUVitamin C: 17.5mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 3.3mg

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, Nut-free, Paleo
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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45 Comments

  1. I am totally delighted with your recipe, cannot make now, need more eggs first, but I can tell it’s a keeper. I adore Anda Curry & I can hardly wait to make this! Thank you so much for all of your hard work to bring us these recipes. Take care…

  2. Step 5 of the Egg curry recipe says:
    Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 8 mins. After the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure.
    I did exactly the same but when I started peeling the eggs the first one came out half boiled so I had to boil it on a stove top again.
    Please advise if you have seen issues with other people also.

    1. Hi Arabinda – Sorry to hear the eggs did not cook well in the suggested time. It has been really odd. I have tried it multiple times and the eggs always cook well. But I have heard both ways from readers – in some cases the eggs cooked and in other cases they did not. It is even more weird as in general eggs cook in 5 minutes on high pressure in the instant pot. Feel free to try longer cook time next time. For the curry sauce, it does not matter if you add 2-3 minutes extra. Hope that helps!

  3. If we want to add tamarind then how and which stage. Hope you know the South Indian dish karakolumb. If you can share that recipe it will be great

    1. Hi Vani – I usually add tamarind after pressure cooking any gravy (eg. in sambar). The reason being sour ingredients can hinder the veggies (or lentils) from cooking well. So in this case, I would soak the tamarind and add the tamarind water (or tamarind paste) after pressure cooking is done, and give it a boil on saute mode with the curry while you peel the eggs and add them. Hope that helps!

  4. This is the way we normally cook around here. Here we learnt to present the curry in a better style. Also cooking eggs and curry together is good idea. We normally used to boil them separately. Thank you

  5. Hi Meeta – if I boil the eggs separately, does this mean I should reduce cook time to 5 mins from 8 mins?

    1. Also – have you ever tried with adding yogurt instead of coconut milk or water? I think perhaps that is more Bengali style.

      1. Hi Urvashi – If you have boiled the eggs separately, it will be okay to pressure cook the curry for just 5 minutes. You can add yogurt in place of coconut milk, however be sure to keep stirring continuously when added, so it does not separate when added to the curry. Whisk the yogurt well, and also add salt to the curry after adding the yogurt.

    1. Hi Anjali- I would say about 3/4-1 cup tomato puree. You might need to add extra water as the tomato puree is thicker and can cause a burn sometimes.

  6. The egg curry was delicious! My kids, who have never had egg curry before, loved it! My eggs, too, were not cooked after the six minutes so I put them back in for an additional 2 minutes At HP, quick release and that worked. I did have them in a steel colander. I think next time I may increase the gravy by 50% but that is just personal preference. The flavors were fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

    1. Hi Rupali – I think I will increase the cooking time for this recipe to 8 minutes. It does not matter to cook the curry for longer, so it is totally fine to increase the cook time. Thank you for sharing back your feedback. I am so happy to hear your kids enjoyed the egg curry too.