Muttai Mini Idly Masala (Steamed Mini Egg Gravy)

Serving: 4 Type: Non Veg


Masala (Gravy):

Onion Chopped -1 ½ cup
Tomato Chopped -1 ½ cup
Green chili Slit -2
Chili Powder -1tsp
Coriander Powder -2tsp
Turmeric powder -¼tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste -1tsp
Salt -to taste
Chicken Masala Powder -2tbsp
Coriander Leaves -2tbsp

Egg Mixture For Mini Idly:

Egg 3
Chili Powder -¼tsp
Garam Masala -¼tsp
Ginger garlic Paste -¼tsp
Turmeric -¼tsp
Salt -to taste
Onion Chopped -3tbsp


Oil -3tbsp
Sombu -½tsp
Cumin -½tsp
Fenugreek Seeds -¼tsp
Red Chili -1
Cloves -2
Cinnamon -1 inch
Curry Leaves -few

For grinding:(Optional)

Coconut -3tbsp
Puttukadalai (fried gram dhal) Or Mundhiripparuppu (cashewnut) -2tbsp


  1. Break 3 egg use the whole egg or just egg whites.
  2. Mix in the ingredients for mini egg idly.
  3. Take a mini idly pan and grease with oil.
  4. Place the egg mixture in each of the hole approximately 3/4 full.
  5. Place it in the steamer and make idly out of it and keep it aside.
  6. Take a pan heat with oil add seasonings fry without burning,
  7. Now add onion and green chili sauté for 1 minute and then add the tomato, turmeric and salt sauté well until tomato gets mashed.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste fry it until raw smell goes now add all masala powders mix well.
  9. Add 3 cups of water boil it for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  10. Now add ground paste.(optional)
  11. Then add mini idly cook for 5 minutes garnish with coriander leaves.
  12. Serve with rice, pulav, chappati or idly.

Mircowave Directions:

  1. You can make the mini eggs in the microwave also add 4 tbsp spoon puttukadalai mavu (fried gram dhal powder) in the egg mixture.
  2. Spoon on to a microwavable plate and cook it for 18 to 20 seconds.


  1. This dish taste will like Kozhi (chicken) masala. But there is no kozhi (chicken) in it.
  2. If you are using egg whites, four eggs.
  3. If you want more spicy you can increase the chili powder.
  4. You can make these mini eggs in either a medium or a mini idly pan (pictures are above).

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One Response to “Muttai Mini Idly Masala (Steamed Mini Egg Gravy)”

  1. Subha says:

    Very innovative recipe. Thanks for posting.

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