Egg Chutney Kebab

Ramadan Kareem! The holy month of Ramadan started last week. Some of you sent me email asking for  special Ramadan recipes. That's when I was reminded about the Malabar Cuisine cookery book I bought from Kerala last year. Though I had bookmarked many recipes in that book, didn't get a chance to try any. So what's a better time than this to try out the Malabar delicacies?

This recipe is completely new to me. I've always noticed that egg plays an important role in Malabar cuisine. They use egg as a main ingredient in a variety of dishes and this one is no exception. This can be served as a tea time snack or as a starter. I was a bit skeptical about how it would turn out but I was surprised with the end result. How such simple ingredients can be turned into something this beautiful still astonishes me. Hope you like it too.

Here is the recipe:

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Egg Chutney Kebab

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Course: Appetiser, Starter
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 4 Eggs (hardboiled & cut lengthwise )
  • 2 Egg white (lightly beaten )
  • Oil (for deep frying)

For Chutney

  • 3/4 cup Grated Coconut
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp each Ginger & garlic
  • A big handful Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt


  • Grind coconut, green chillies, ginger, garlic & coriander to a paste. Add a little water, if required. Add lemon juice & salt to the coconut chutney & mix well. Take a piece of boiled egg and cover with chutney over the cut surface.
  • Evenly dip in beaten egg whites and fry carefully. Repeat the process with all the eggs. Serve hot with tomato sauce/ketchup.
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29 thoughts on “Egg Chutney Kebab”

  1. hi maria,
    this is a long overdue.i am a novice in kitchen and your recipies are a life saver. thanks a ton!!! i have tried some of your recepies and it turned out really well. i have a request too. seeing your cakes i am tempted to try them. please post some basics about baking,like buying an oven,required utensils etc,etc
    being a doctor with a 20 month old demanding son and a foodie husband you really make my day with your easy to follow dishes.hope you and family are keeping well.

    • Hi Catherine,

      Thank you very much for taking time to write to me, appreciate it very much :)

      Really happy to know that you find the blog helpful.

      I’ll try to post an article about baking, it’s there in my mind for sometime, let’s see :)


  2. hey dear,,, tried it,,, came out very tasty,such a tasty treat wth simple recipes,,, waiting for my hubby to come home :D thnkzz a tonnnn

  3. hi maria…….
    ur recipes are really intrestin…&is easy to prepare……..i was searching for an easy malabar dish…this  one suits well……..

    thanks for the recipes……..


  4. Hi Maria,

    Tried your egg chuteny kabab yesterday for dinner. It was too good. My children loved it very much.



    • Hi Vanessa

      I’m really happy that your kids liked it. My friends often complain that it’s very difficult to satisfy kids :). Thanks again for trying this.


  5. Dear..i had a party @ my friends place.And i saw this speical egg looked so inviting.She said it s my friend Maria’ recipe…was so happy to hear that.
    BTW it was awesome..we kept wanting more:-)

    • Emi dear :)

      Thank you so much :) I’m really happy that you liked it. A special thanks to the friend for trying this recipe :)


  6. KS – even I’m hearing it for the first time. Pls try it, I hope you’ll like it.

    Nitha – thank you.

    Shabs – is it? I thought you must be familiar with this since its a Malabar speciality. Yeah I know you use tons of eggs :)

    RV – thanks dear, yep its a great starter for a party.

    Yummy Team – thank you :)

    Ragini – thank you so much :)

  7. Good one , Maria. I might try this one out for the weekend :-) We are having some guests over for dinner on Saturday and the theme is (according to me) Malabar Cuisine :-)

    Pinne, oru samshayam. Did you shallow fry it? Chutney-side down?

    • Thanks Ria :) Any special reason for selecting Malabar theme, I think somebody is homesick ;)

      Anyways, I didnt shallow fry, I did deep fry. But I guess you can do shallow fry & one of the reader’s commented saying they bake this.

      Hope you will like it, have fun!


  8. Wow….simple and nice recipe, but i havent heard of it though!As u have told, mutta plays an importnt role in our dishes…:)Loads and loads of eggs!love this one…I wouldnt have imagined a dish like this though…..dipped in wgg whites!…

  9. I love this… We add shallots and mint leaves to the coconut mix and also bake it for a easier healthier version

  10. Ethu kollamallo.Njan adhyayate kelkuwa.Egg chuney kebab.elupavumanu, kanditttu kothyum varunund…Nalla pic ketto Maria…

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