Boiled egg chilly fry is an irresistible dish that has a lovely creamy texture. It is so easy and quick to make! All it takes is half an hour and you can relish it with family or friends. It’s also the perfect recipe to make when you want to surprise mom with a light brunch, breakfast or lunch!
How I got mollycoddled by the family into making Egg chilli fry!
Since we were under lockdown and advised to stay at HOME, we were just lazying around listening to music, reading the newspapers and chatting. Somehow we reached the topic of food, our favorite topic some might say, but ‘cooking food’ to be exact.
Most people who know me would know that I don’t usually cook. I love baking, I absolutely love to bake, but I don’t cook! There are enough people at home to cook and always plenty of food, so I don’t need to. I just usually help with the chopping, and that’s it!
But then Mom says you’ll need to cook in the future and I say ‘I can cook!’.
Seriously, I know how to make some yummy masala potatoes and I can fry eggs, boil rice Indian style, and also make tea and coffee to drink; and I’m really really great at chopping everything up, so no one would really starve!
And I’ve helped mom and sis (Abby) to make dozens of recipes. So I really know what I’m doing! But I don’t like cooking.
Mom says I need to practice more! And soon I get conned into making mom’s Boiled Egg chilly fry. It’s one of our favorite easy dishes, but normally she and dad always make it. She had planned on preparing it for dinner, but now I have to make it.
It’s also the perfect recipe for us to make when we want to surprise mom or dad with a quick and easy breakfast or brunch! For best effect, toast some bread, slather it generously with butter, and then pile on the egg chilly fry.
Anyways, if you’re wondering what to make for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner using boiled eggs that’s easy, my mom’s chilly fry is the answer.
What are the ingredients in my mom’s boiled egg chilli fry?
All you need is 6 boiled eggs, 4 large onions, 4 medium tomatoes, 8 green chillies, a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of salt.
How do you make our boiled egg chilli fry?
Now that’s the part I was conned into writing about, the simple boiled egg chilly fry recipe. But it’s quite easy. So here goes!
Thankfully the eggs had already been boiled for 7 minutes. So I just chopped them into slices. 😂
And sis adds to it by saying… “Please take pics, please take pics!” Just like she did when we were making the chicken tope. Remember that one? 📷
So now I have 2 jobs – cook dinner and take pics!
So I slice the onions and take pics.
Then slice the tomatoes and take pics.
Then slit the chillies into long wedges and take pics again.
Put a little oil in the frying pan and add the onions, tomatoes, and chilies and take pics again.
Leave them for a while, then add in the salt, and take more pics.
Next I add in the haldi aka turmeric with the other ingredients and take more pics.
Leave the mixture on a slow flame for a bit till it softens and take even more pics.
Add the boiled eggs to the frying pan and climb up on the chair to take more pics.
Then lightly mix it up and take the last and final pics…
And that’s how you make Boiled Egg chilly fry! 😅😏😉 Quite a simple recipe especially with the number of pics, don’t you think?
Mom’s Easy Boiled Egg Chilly Fry
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- 8 Eggs Boiled
- 8 Green Chillies – Fresh
- 4 Onions Large
- 4 Tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1 tbsp Oil Any
- 2 teaspoon Salt
- We usually have eggs boiled and kept in the fridge for days. So we don't have to boil them. But if you're using fresh eggs, please boil them on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes.
- Chop the boiled eggs into slices and leave aside.
- Chop the onions and tomatoes into slices, and cut the chillies into wedges.
- Add the onions, tomatoes and chillies to a pan with 1 tbsp oil and fry for 2 minutes.
- Add the salt and turmeric powder and continue for 2 more minutes.
- Add in the chopped boiled eggs and mix.
- Let the mixture cook for 5 to 6 minutes and it's ready to serve.
- Serve with bread or layered on toast.
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Nutrition (Per Serving)
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Why This Boiled Egg Recipe is a Must-Try?
- There are a few ingredients, so it’s quick and easy to make.
- It takes under 30 minutes to prepare.
- Boiled Eggs are healthier than fried eggs as there is almost no oil involved.
- This eggetarian recipe is also gluten-free on its own. Pair it with glutenfree bread if you have a gluten allergy.
Cooking Tips and Tricks
- Boil the eggs for about 7 minutes, so they are medium-boiled and not hard-boiled.
- Allow the eggs to cool before you peel them. Don’t burn your fingers.
- This is the perfect brunch recipe to make on Mother’s Day or on any other day when you want to surprise mom or dad!
What you need to know about mom’s Special Boiled Egg Chilly fry
How Long Do I Need To Boil The Eggs?
For this recipe, we need the eggs firm but not very hard, so about 7 minutes is enough.
How Does It Become Creamy Without Cream?
The yolks of the boiled eggs crumble to give it a creamy texture.
What Do I Eat This Boiled Egg Fry With?
How Long Can You Store Boiled Egg Chili Fry?
Boiled egg chilli fry can be stored in the refrigerator for a week to 10 days and in the freezer for 3 to 4 months. Thaw and reheat before serving.
Can I Use This Chilly Fry Recipe For Meal Prep?
Yes, you can either cook the entire dish and refrigerate. Or you can boil the eggs separately, and the onion-tomato mix separately and refrigerate. Put together and cook before serving.
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Although Sarah has worked in travel for 15 years and specializes in Africa, she loves music, wine, food, and travel. Armed with her Canon, she’s on a mission to photograph food showcasing her East Indian community’s traditional recipes on the blog. And Abby is forever grateful!