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mutta salna / egg drop gravy

Mutta salna recipe with step-wise pictures and video recipe. Mutta salna is a south Indian gravy that is served for parotta or chapathi. I always like the salna given for parotta in small Street side shops. It is very tasty and goes well for idli, dosa, idiyappam,  chapathi or parotta. It is slightly thick and can be prepared by adding boiled eggs or eggs as such in the gravy. I have prepared by dropping eggs in the coconut based gravy and I tried adding mint leaves. It is completely flavorful, aromatic and delicious.

mutta salna / egg drop gravy

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mutta salna / egg drop gravy

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Total time required : 30 minutes

No. Of serving : 3-4


  • Eggs – 5
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – pinch
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1


  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic – 6
  • Mint leaves – handful
  • Coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 inch
  • Cloves – 5
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Star anise – 2
  • Oil – 2 tsp


1. Start with making grounded masala. Heat oil in a pan, add fennel seeds, pepper, cinnamon, Cloves and star anise.

2. Salt for a minute. Add garlic and saute until it changes color.

3. Add onion and saute until it turns translucent. Switch off and add mint leaves.


4. Saute and allow it to cool. Once cooled, transfer everything to a mixie jar.

5. Add coconut and coriander seeds to it. Add little water and grind into paste. Keep aside.

6. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Then add chopped onion and saute well.


7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes. Add tomato and saute until it turns mushy.

8. Now add the grounded masala along with required water for the gravy. Mix and cook in medium flame.

9. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, Coriander powder, garam masala powder and required salt.


10. Mix well and cook until the oil separates. Now add the eggs and mix well. You can also add eggs by beating it.

mutta salna / egg drop gravy

11. Cover and cook in low flame for few minutes until the eggs gets cooked and the gravy becomes thick.

mutta salna / egg drop gravy

12. The mutta salna is ready. Serve it hot for dosa or chapathi.

mutta salna / egg drop gravy


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