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Golden Egg Curry

Golden Egg Curry

By: Naomi Sherman

I’m not going to lie — I was shocked at how much I loved this recipe. While researching this cuisine, I kept coming across references to Golden Egg Curry and the picture in my head was nothing like the actual dish. I may never eat eggs any other way and this curry sauce is mild enough for my sensitive stomach while still being rich with flavour.


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  • 6 eggs
  • 100mL peanut oil, plus extra
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tins crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup water
  • Ground dried shrimp (optional garnish)


  • Boil the eggs for approx. 6 mins or until just firm. Once cooked, plunge into ice water to stop the cooking and peel carefully once cooled.
  • Heat the peanut oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the turmeric powder. Cook for about 1 min to infuse the oil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the thinly sliced onions.
  • Cook until the onions are soft and browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions from the oil and set aside.
  • Add enough additional peanut oil to half submerge the eggs and heat on high. Pat the eggs dry and using a slotted spoon, place them in the hot oil.
  • Fry the outsides of the eggs, turning constantly, until they are bubbled and golden. Remove and drain, then cut in half lengthways.
  • Drain all but about half a cup of oil from the pan and then add the minced garlic, curry paste, chilli powder and fish sauce. Cook for 1 min until the spices are fragrant, then add the tomatoes and the water. Simmer over medium heat until thickened.
  • Place the egg halves and the onions back into the curry sauce until warmed through.


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Naomi Sherman

Naomi Sherman

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