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Golden Egg Curry Recipe

Burmese golden egg curry recipe. Eggs are boiled, peeled and then fried in medium-hot oil, with spicy tomato curry sauce. Recipe by Naomi Duguid.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Golden Egg Curry
Servings 4 people
Calories 247 kcal


  • 4 large eggs or extra-large eggs, preferably free-range
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil or unroasted sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Chile Powder or to taste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, about ½ pound, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 or 3 green cayenne chiles, seeded and sliced lengthwise into 3 or 4 strips each


  1. Place the eggs in a saucepan, add cold water to cover, bring to a boil, and cook at a medium boil for 8 minutes. Drain the eggs and cool in cold water. When the eggs are cool enough to handle peel them.

  2. Heat the oil in a wide heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tumeric and stir to dissolve it. When the oil is hot enough to sizzle when a drop of water is dropped into it, add the peeled eggs and fry until golden and a little blistered all over: cook on each side in turn, then try to balance the eggs on their ends to cook the tips. Frying the egg is a fun little task, quickly done, and it makes them very attractive. With a slotted spoon, lift the eggs out of the hot oil and onto a plate. Cut them lengthwise in half and set aside.

  3. Pour off all but 2 to 3 tablespoons of the oil (the oil can be used again for stir-frying). Heat the oil remaining in the pan over medium heat, add the shallots and garlic, and fry briefly, until translucent. Add the chile powder and tomatoes and, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, cook at a strong simmer until the tomatoes have broken down into a softened mass, about 10 minutes.

  4. Stir in the fish sauce and salt, then taste and adjust the seasoning if you wish. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the chile strips, and stir. Place the eggs cut side down in the sauce and cook until the oil sizzles, about 3 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Golden Egg Curry Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 595mg26%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 995IU20%
Vitamin C 10.3mg12%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.