A healthy and tasty delicacy, Quail Egg Roast is a spicy dish which can be served as an appetizer or side-dish to rice, roti or appam.
Are you familiar with these small dotted eggs? These eggs come from a wild bird named Quail and are a powerhouse of nutrients including several vitamins and minerals. It is said to have the ability to reduce blood pressure and prevent chronic diseases. Quail eggs can also improve one's vision, hair texture, and boosts immunity. It also does not contain any bad cholesterol. Bite-sized, one can eat as many as 3-5 eggs a day and are usually had as hard-boiled eggs for breakfast.
Quail Egg Roast is a great dish as a side dish to your rice, roti or appam. A pretty easy thing to make, they are delicious and is a favorite among kids as well. Reduce the spice level when you serve to kids though.
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How to Make Kerala Kada Mutta Roast:
Hard boil quail eggs, peel and keep aside.
In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add green chilies and curry leaves.
Add sliced onion and saute well. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Saute until golden.
Add diced tomatoes.
Add Kashmiri chili powder, Chicken Masala (or any vegetable masala powder also will do), and Coriander powder.
Mix and cook until oil separates.
Add garam masala and salt. Add boiled quail eggs and mix gently. Cook for a couple of minutes more. Serve hot with rice, roti or appam.
Kerala Kada Mutta Roast Recipe:Print
Quail Egg Roast | Kerala Kada Mutta Roast
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- Yield: 3 1x
A great side-dish to rice, roti and appam, Kerala Quail Egg Roast is a healthy and power-packed delicacy.
- 12 Quail Eggs
- 3 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 2-3 sprigs of Curry leaves
- 3 Green chilies, slit
- 2 medium Onions, finely sliced
- 1 Tomato, diced
- 1 tbsp Kashmiri Red chili powder
- 2 tbsp Chicken Masala powder
- 1 tbsp Coriander powder
- ½ tsp Garam masala powder
- Salt, to taste
- Hard boil the quail eggs. Peel and keep aside.
- Heat a pan, add oil. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add curry leaves and green chilies.
- Add finely sliced onion and saute.
- Add ginger and garlic and saute until golden.
- Add diced tomatoes and cook until mushy.
- Add spice powders and mix well. Cook until oil separates.
- Add garam masala and salt. Mix well.
- Add boiled eggs and mix gently.
- Quail Egg Roast is ready to be served!
- Prep Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 0 hours
- Category: Appetizer/Side Dish
- Cuisine: Kerala
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Good pictures and my hubby would get tempted with this dish seeing your pics
Noor Anand Chawla says
My father's family is very partial to quail or titar as it's called in Hindi/Punjabi. This recipe will be a hit with them, i'll try it out 🙂
Mayuri Nidigallu says
My husband loves Quail eggs and he would love this dish. God, your pics are so tempting, Shalini! Love your simple and easy to follow recipes too!
Rachna Parmar says
Looks super cool. I haven't really used quail eggs for cooking.
Vartika Gakhar says
Quail egg is something I have heard for the first time, a new word for me. In a similar way, I cook egg curry 🙂
Shilpa Garg says
I have never had quail eggs, though have had quail meat in Kuwait once. Your dish looks really tempting.
I have never had quail eggs 🙁
I have heard of the nutritional benefits of them and I'll be looking around markets and supermakets for them this weekend.
vidhya Thakkar says
This recipe is diff! gonna try it soon
Priyanka Nair says
The recipe is yum, as usual, my husband is going to love it, being a mutta fan but where do I find such little quail eggs here in Mumbai
Never tried quail eggs. Must try now after eating your recipe. The process of making egg curry appears reasonably easy. Why is it called quail egg roast?
Jyotirmoy Sarkar says
Definitely it will be a delicious one, will love to tray.
Kalpana Solsi says
I had seen these Quail eggs in the roadside small stalls in Kerala. The hard-boiled eggs were being dipped in batter (besan, I suppose) and deep fried. I had never seen such dotted eggs and inquired with the stall owner. He enlightened me with its nutrients.
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Roshan Radhakrishnan says
This looks so lovely. Even though I've seen it all around, I've never had quail eggs before.
You're kidding me, Roshan! Seriously? I should ask Aunty to make these for you asap. You can just pop them into your mouth, just like that! 🙂
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I often make egg curry but never bought these quail eggs thinking how it would taste but now after seeing your recipe and learning that they are so high on nutrition, I am sure to try this.
This looks similar to normal egg. Curty which I make. Never tried or heard of quail eggs before. Interesting!
Sanjota Purohit says
Yum! I was vegetarian before but my friend made Eggeterian by feeding me her delicious egg curry. From then I too started preparing Egg curry to eat along with rice and chapathi. Your recipe is different. Will definitely try this 🙂