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30 Spicy Egg Curry & Genius Keto Indian Recipes

I discovered egg curry by accident. I thought I knew what I was ordering at a local Indian restaurant but when it arrived at my table, I was in for a surprise.

At first, I was disappointed by the lack of MEAT in my meal. After a few forkfuls, though, I was converted. How had I missed out on the wonders of egg curry until now? So rich!

It’s the perfect dish in many ways. Relatively inexpensive but without skimping on the quality of the ingredients. Nutritious and filling… but not too filling, as you find yourself wanting just one more egg. And if you judge your accompanying dishes correctly, it’s a great low carb, keto choice.

So, as well as a dozen egg curry recipes I’ve found a whole range of keto-friendly curries, side dishes and sundries, none of which will move the carb needle very much at all. I suspect one or two of these dishes will become regulars in many households, they’re so delicious and easy to make.

30 spicy egg curry & keto Indian recipes

Keto Egg Curry Recipes

1. South Indian Spicy Egg Curry

This is a pretty simple curry recipe that’s best with hard-boiled eggs. It uses a fairly spicy masala base with all the usual ingredients – ginger, garlic, tomato and spices. You can garnish with cilantro or even a little yoghurt.

Spiciness, as for all these egg curry recipes, sets off the egg really well. This recipe also includes some useful tips on getting the perfect boiled eggs you need.

Little tip: Slicing into each egg will guide the curry energy where it needs to go.

From: Curry Trail

2. Bay Leaf & Oregano Egg Curry

Two ingredients you might not usually associate with curry. Oregano is something you’d usually find in Italian or Greek cooking, but it gives an extra aromatic spin here. Seems to work really well with eggs. Bay leaf is just generally a win that gives an added dimension to almost any dish. Nothing tastes quite like this, it’s addictive!

From: Kaluhi’s Kitchen

3. Keto Mangalorean Egg Coconut Curry

Mangalorean cuisine comes from Southern Indian and I strongly advise seeking it out. Fish, coconut and curry leaves form the base of many dishes but eggs work too. This keto-friendly egg curry is memorably tasty and tongue-tinglingly spicy. You’ll get a good dose of anti-inflammatory turmeric into the bargain.

From: Ruchi Krandhap

Keto egg curry recipes

Keto egg curry recipes

4. Kerala Egg Curry

This egg curry also has a south Indian origin, so coconut makes another appearance. You’d usually eat this with rice, but on keto you’re probably going to go for something else – cauliflower rice or maybe the keto naan found further down this page.

From: My Tasty Curry

5. Mumbai Egg Curry

Grated cheese? On a curry? On an EGG curry? Sure, why not, it’s delicious and it will certainly fill you up. The cheesy creaminess and grated egg is balanced by a hefty chilli kick. High protein, high fat but low on the carbs, it deserves its place here and on your table sometime soon.

From: My Tasty Curry

6. Kohlapuri Egg Curry

What all of these egg curry recipes have in common is how quick they are to prepare. This Kohlapuri variant takes only 25 minutes to make but the depth of flavor somehow makes it taste like a slow-cooker. This curry is a traditional favorite in the temple city of Kolhapur in western India.

From: Chef de Home

7. Spicy & Quick Egg Masala Curry

No coconut in this egg curry, it’s more of a traditional masala style dish with more northerly origins than many of the other recipes here. You could swap out the skimmed milk in this recipe (seriously, what is the point of skimmed milk?) for heavy cream or cashew paste. Because we’re not scared of fat, are we?

From: My Tasty Curry

8. Egg Vindaloo

Vindaloo is one of the most notorious curries. Famously hot, ordering a vindaloo is a rite of passage for late-night drinkers in England. But it’s not just about maximising Scoville units by piling in chilli. No, true vindaloo has a sweet and sour tanginess from the sugar and vinegar it should be cooked with.

From: Ruchi Krandhap

9. Mustard Egg Curry

Did you know that many modern vegetables are derived from the mustard plant? Brassica olearacea –  or wild mustard – has been bred to produce brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohl rabi and cabbage. This egg curry uses around a teaspoon of mustard seeds along with mustard oil so the gravy your eggs are bathed in is incredibly moreish.

From: Jo Preet’s Kitchen

10. Spicy Chettinad Egg Roast Curry

Seems every region of the Indian subcontinent has its own version of egg curry. This one has a little bit of everything – coconut, mustard seeds, ginger, turmeric, chilli of course. I tried this with a little squeeze of lime juice and it made the dish somehow. Totally recommend this one.

From: Cookilicious

11. Incredibly Delicious Egg Butter Masala Curry

We’ve had plenty of spicy egg curries so far but this one dials down the temperature a little. You might call this a makhani. Three generous tablespoons of butter are at the heart of this dish. Try to go for Omega-3 rich grass fed butter if you can.

From: My Tasty Curry

12. Dim Kosha Duck Egg Curry

The idea of using duck eggs in a curry never crossed my mind until researching this article. I don’t know why, duck eggs are just about my favorite, but they’re not always easy to find. I’m going to be making this one this week and if it’s anything other than the richest dish I eat this year, I’d be surprised.

From: Scratching Canvas

Keto Meat Curry Recipes

1. Lamb Curry with Spinach

This is one for the slow cooker and it uses a heap of spinach. It’s a curry you can prepare and cook for hours, ready to satisfy and nourish later in the day, perhaps a full eight hours later if you cook at a low temperature. It certainly won’t get any less delicious in that time.

From: Ditch the Carbs

2. Gluten-Free Low-Carb Paleo Yellow Chicken Curry

OK, we move away from the Subcontinent over to Thailand with this yellow curry. Turmeric plays a big role in this dish, and if there’s something you should be eating more of, it’s probably turmeric. Incredible stuff. This curry warms up your insides nicely, I love it. Ditch the rice and go for cauliflower to keep it low in carbohydrates, if you wish.

From: Two Sleevers

3. Keto Massaman Curry

Massaman is traditionally made with a helping of potatoes but this recipe helpfully leaves them out. It also leaves out the syhop-bought ellow curry paste short cut so you learn what goes into that stuff. Fish sauce is the magical ingredient that gives it a distinctly Thai character.

From: My Keto Kitchen

4. Keto Low-Carb Indian Dry Karahi Chicken

Curry does not necessarily mean a helping of gravy. Karahis are different, they’re drier and more intense. This low-carber, keto chicken curry is easy to make and the result is spicy, fresh and energising. If you like chilli heat, this is one to blow the cobwebs away.

From: Two Sleevers

5. Keto Pork Curry

Can a curry be crunchy? Well, this Thai pork curry certainly is thanks to the green beans. The characteristic fresh zing of Thai food is present and correct and this curry goes very well with low-carb options like cauliflower rice or stir-fried greens.

From: My Keto Kitchen

6. Pork Curry over Cauliflower Rice

Tenderloin pork is lean and kinda sweet and gives this quick curry some protein clout. The recipe uses bacon grease, so you’ll score high on the keto chart for that alone. One of the simpler options here, handy if you’re in a hurry to produce something spicy and nutritious.

From: My Kitchen Serenity

7. Chicken Keto Curry with Pumpkin

From out of the left field, a pumpkin curry! Bone broth and oyster mushrooms make this one deeply satisfying and nutritious. I’m keeping this one on standby for a really cold day next Fall. A sorta Asia-New England fusion, right?

From: Primal Edge Health

8. Keto Low-Carb Curry Lamb Shanks

I had Thai-style lamb shanks a couple of months ago. I  have to admit, it did not work for me. It was as if the lamb panicked in response to the sauce and became really tough. Maybe it was the chef’s fault? But this recipe does it right – slooooow cooked and plenty of garlic ensure that these lamb shanks will be both properly tender and flavorsome.

From: Keto Connect

9. Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry

The ingredients in this powerful, instant pot lamb curry are strictly carb-free. Avocado oil and the full gamut of spices make this a winner for anyone who wants to stay keto but go all-out for a great curry. These Cooking Curries guys know what they’re doing.

From: Cooking Curries

Keto Fish Curry Recipes

When they’re at their best fish curries can take all the prizes. You definitely need good, fresh fish and you need to keep cooking times short. Lighter than meat curries, they make a great addition to your curry repertoire.

1. Keto Goan Fish Curry

Fish curries like this are a staple in southern coastal India. Goa comes to mind and I can imagine eating this watching a spicy sunset over the Indian Ocean.

From: I Eat Keto

2. Indian Salmon Curry Recipe

This salmon curry is a simpler version of a rather elaborate south Indian dish, Kuzhambu. One variation includes pieces of mango if you’re looking for something that takes the taste in a whole different direction.

From: Pepper Bowl

3. Pineapple Curry with Salmon

Perhaps the most exotic-tasting curry of all, this salmon curry has a lot going on. The sweet sourness of pineapple, salty shrimp paste and a zing from lemongrass, all tempered by coconut. It’s subtle and punchy at the same time and comes with a payload of Omega-3 fats from the salmon. Make this!

From: Roti n Rice

Vegan & Vegetarian Keto Curry Recipes

Vegan Keto Curry Recipes

Vegan Keto Curry Recipes – sauces, low-carb rice and keto naan bread

The vegan wave is hard to resist and it’s at its most interesting where it crashes against the keto landscape. But Asian cuisine got there first a long time ago.

1. Vegan Keto Kathmandu Curry

This recipe is free of almost everything – soy, gluten, nuts, eggs, meat of course – yet it’s still tasty, nutritious and well-spiced.

From: Meat Free Keto

2. Saag Paneer with Cauliflower Rice

Saag Panner is cheese (paneer) and spinach and it’s often served as a side dish in Indian restaurants but it’s a hearty dish that can happily serve as a main.

From: Butter for All

3. Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Meat-free but still somehow “meaty”, this rich curry is a great low-carb option that comes with a respectable measure of healthy fat (butter or coconut oil, take your pick).

From: Keto Diet App

Low-Carb Rice & Keto Indian Bread Recipes

1. Pilau Cauliflower Rice

Pilau rice does not really qualify if you’re trying to keep your carb-count to a minimum. No problem though, there’s a perfectly tasty low-carb alternative. This recipe will go with pretty much all of the other dishes here. You can add ingredients of your own to suit your taste – peas, mushrooms, shrimp, extra garlic, maybe some egg. Its your (cauliflower) rice, after all.

From: Easy Peasy Foodie

2. Keto Naan Bread

Naan can take the place of rice for many of these dishes. It’s a marvellous way to mop up gravy or even roll around a big helping of meaty curry. But how on earth can you enjoy it without loading up on carbohydrates. Well, coconut flour and psyllium husk are the key ingredients here. Minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, this recipe is a go-to for low-carb, keto-correct Indian feasts.

From: Keto Connect

3. Amazing Rice Substitute for Keto Recipes

“Guilt-free rice” from Ketogenic Diet Market. Check them out, they do some really clever things and all with minimal or zero carbs.

If you like finding new and amazing egg recipes check out our Egg Air Fryer post


Sunday 8th of September 2019

These recipes are awesome! I so love cooking and I'm thinking of trying one tomorrow. Thanks for posting!