Anda Tawa Masala

A local favorite among people, you can find this on the streets of Mumbai, be it outside offices in daytime to railways stations at night. The smell of tawa masala will make you hungry. Try the recipe below and let me know your reviews


7-8 eggs

2 medium onions

1 large tomato

1 tablespoon ginger paste

1 tablespoon garlic paste

1-inch cinnamon stick

4-5 peppercorns

4-5 cloves

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

Handful coriander leaves

2 pinches of kasuri meethi

2-3 green chillies

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

A pinch of garam masala powder.

1 tablespoon tawa masala

2 tsp red chilli powder

128 grams butter

80 ml oil

Salt to taste


Heat water in a pot. Add salt. When the water boils gently place eggs and leave for 13 mins. Remove and place in cold bath. Remove shells and cut into medium cubes. Mash half the egg yolks.

Chop onion, tomatoes, slice green chillies and coriander leaves.

Take a pan add oil and half the butter. When it’s hot add cinnamon stick, peppercorn, cloves, bayleaf, when it starts to crackle add cumin seeds.

When the cumin starts to crackle add onion. Saute for 3-4 minutes on high flame. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for another 2 minutes. Add kasuri methi and saute for a minute and then add tomatoes. If the mixture is dry sprinkle some water.

Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, tawa masala powder. Saute for 2 minutes and add some water. Now add the eggs and mix. Mash half the egg yolks so it makes the dish creamier. Season with salt. Finish it with chopped coriander leaves, a pinch of garam masala and the remaining butter. Serve hot with Buttered bread or pav.

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