Malaysian Golden Egg Curry
We have the lovely Nigella to thank for inspiring this recipe. I can’t believe I hadn’t ever thought to make a curry using eggs. It’s such a brilliant idea.
Simmering the egg in a coconut creamy curry sauce gives you a more substantial sauce thanks the the whites and the creamy oozy egg yolks as contrast. So so good!
enough for: 2
takes: 20 minutes
1/4 large white cabbage
3-4 teaspoons curry powder
1 can coconut milk (400mL / 14oz)
1 tablespoon fish sauce (or soy)
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 bunch coriander (cilantro) leaves, to serve
1. Heat a medium saucepan on a medium high heat. Finely slice cabbage and add to the pot with a little oil and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook, stirring often until cabbage is softened but not mushy. About 5 minutes.
2. Divide cabbage between two bowls. Return pot to the heat and add curry powder, coconut milk, fish sauce and lime juice. Taste and season with salt or more fish / soy sauce if needed. Bring to a simmer.
3. Add eggs and simmer for 3 minutes or until whites are set and yolks are still runny.
4. Top cabbage with 2 eggs each and spoon over the sauce. Scatter with coriander (cilantro) and serve hot.
WINE MATCH: A buttery chardonnay.
Variations & Substitutions
different veg – replace cabbage with chopped cauliflower, broccoli or brussels sprouts.
more veg – soften a diced onion before cooking the cabbage. Add snow peas, peas, capsicum (bell peppers) and/or bean sprouts at the end.
more substantial – use coconut cream and / or serve with a few handfuls roast cashews, almonds or peanuts.
egg-free – use chicken or tofu instead. Simmer until just cooked.
carb-lovers – serve with steamed rice, roti, warm flat bread, tortillas or cooked noodles.
different spicing – garam masala can be used instead of the curry powder.
hot! – add some fresh or dried chilli or serve with a drizzle of chilli oil.
Watch the video recipe on YouTube.
Cook the cabbage and curry sauce ahead but don’t add the eggs or coriander. Will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge or freeze. To serve bring curry back to the simmer and cook eggs. Top with fresh coriander.
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Jules, thanks for the post. I love pretty much every food that has curry on it. I had egg curry in the past but your Malaysian Golder Egg Curry is different and looks delicious. I would definitely try this recipe and get back to you.
Love to hear what you think Freelance Chef!
Jules, It was wonderful watching you make this recipe. It makes me want to try it. Thanks so much!
oh yay Laura! So glad to hear this. It’s a wonderful curry enjoy!
This looks amazing. Just add curry powder to make Malaysian style dish.
I made this for dinner last night using wombok cabbage, red capsicum
and white onion. It was to die for. My husband gave it 11 out of 10.
I get him to rate every new dish I make and keep the favourites and this is definitely one of them. So good, thanks Jules
And LOVE your rating system…. I don’t think I’ve ever had an 11/10 before. You’ve made my day!
Is the eggs poched in the sauce?