Sunday, 30 December 2012

Egg Cutlet/ Spicy Egg Fritter

There are some recipes that you go back to again and again, simply because it is very simple. Some of these recipes come handy, when you have some unexpected visitors home for lunch or dinner, and you want to come up with a good spread on the table.

The Egg Cutlet/ Egg Fritter is one such recipe. The eggs are boiled and the yolks are pepped up with some onion, green chilly, pepper and salt, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried - quick and easy egg cutlets are ready to pop in your mouth.
Makes: 12 
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes + time to hard boil eggs + time to fry

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, shells removed and cut horizontally into halves
  • 1 cup brown onion, finely minced
  • 1 large green chilly, finely minced
  • 2 - 3 curry leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder, adjust to taste (add more if you like pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, to coat eggs
  • Oil, to deep fry
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, green chilly and curry leaves and stir through over medium flame until onion turns light brown in colour. Switch off flame and add salt, pepper and garam masala to taste. Let it cool.
2. Separate egg yolks and egg whites from the hard boiled eggs. Take care not to break egg whites. Mix egg yolks with onion mixture until well combined. Divide into 12 equal parts. Place each portion of egg yolk  mixture back into the holes of the egg whites and press gently.You will have 12 half eggs now.
3. Dip each half egg (egg white filled with egg yolk mixture) into the beaten egg and coat with bread crumbs (just as you would do for cutlets).
4. Deep fry in hot oil until cutlets turn light brown in colour. Take care not to leave eggs in oil for too long, because hard boiled egg-whites bursts in hot oil.
Drain and serve hot with tomato ketchup.


  1. excellent.. gonna try this and save in Pinterest for later use as well :D

  2. Ah! I luv this fritters ...looks delicious dear..

  3. wow!!Perfect & looks delicious!!
    Wish you and your family, a very Happy New Year!!
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  4. It's wow recipe. love it very much , specially those smiley eggs. Happy 2013.

  5. Lovely and tempting cutlets :)
    Happy New year :)

  6. Wow this is something very unique...looks very delicious...bookmarked...

  7. This is so tempting!! I love eggs!!