Quail / Kadai Egg Masala | Side dish for Roti /Naan (Indian Flat Bread)

quail egg masala

Last Friday when we went to a wholesale egg shop i saw a board saying "Kadai egg is available here" and was curious to ask the details about it.When asked he showed a small box with 12 cute eggs and i immediately bought a box.Ever since i bought that my son was eagerly waiting for recipe to be done with it.While searching web i found that this egg type though small in size has nutritional values three or four times greater then normal eggs.Unlike chicken eggs,quail eggs does not cause any allergies and helps in fighting those allergy symptoms.When i made this gravy/masala it tasted too good and i decided to but it often.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: under 30 mins
servers: 2 to 3
source: own


  • Quail/kadai eggs-12
  • Onion- 1 big,chopped
  • tomato-1.finely chopped
  • ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1\2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder-1 tsp
  • coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • pepper powder-1\2 tsp
  • garam masala-1\2 tsp
  • oil- 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro/coriander leaves- garnish

To grind to paste:

  • grated coconut-2 tbsp
  • fennel seeds-1\2 tsp( optional)


1.Hard boil the quail eggs with plenty of water and a tsp of salt.When done break and remove the shells.Keep the boiled eggs ready.Grind the ingredients to fine paste with some water.

2.Heat oil in pan,add onion,saute till it becomes translucent.then add ginger garlic paste saute till raw smell goes followed by chopped tomatoes.Cook till it becomes mushy.

3.Then add in all dry powder and saute for a while with some water.Then add in the ground masala.check for salt and spice levels and add if needed.Add water to the consistency you need.

4.When it begins to boil add the eggs to it and wait for few minutes.Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off.

Serve hot with roti,phulka or even rice.


  1. The eggs look so cute, right... the masala looks delicious...

  2. lovely dish,looks yumm!!

  3. Quail eggs are cute.. we do get them in Brazil too.. Never thought of making a curry . I have made fritters with them once.

  4. It's great post! Thanks for sharing!


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