Methi Egg Masala | Dabha Style Methi Egg Curry

Methi Egg Masala, also known as Dabha Style Methi Egg Curry, is a traditional Indian dish that is commonly made in the Dabha region of India. It is made by cooking eggs in a flavorful gravy made from methi leaves, tomatoes, and a variety of spices. Here is a recipe to make it:


  • 4-5 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup chopped methi leaves
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them sizzle.
  2. Add the chopped onions, green chilies and sauté until they turn translucent.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté until they turn mushy.
  4. Add the methi leaves and sauté for a minute or two.
  5. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and sauté until the raw smell of masala goes away.
  6. Add 1 cup of water and salt. Mix it well.
  7. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Add hard-boiled eggs and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Turn off the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes.
  10. Serve the Methi Egg Masala hot as a side dish with rice or roti.

Note: You can adjust the quantity of green chilies and red chili powder as per your taste and preference. And also you can add some yogurt to make it more creamy.






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