Egg Ghotala


Egg Ghotala – Step by step process to prepare egg ghotala. This is a very popular dish found on the streets of Surat. It takes some effort to make as it involved cooking the eggs first in two different ways(boiled egg & fried egg), but the end result is very delicious dish.

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Egg Ghotala
How to make Egg Ghotala

Details for egg ghotala

  • Serving – 5 people
  • Course – Main
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Time to cook – 45 minutes

Ingredients for egg ghotala


  • 7 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups finely cut onions
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 4 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 2-3 finely cut green chilies
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup finely cut coriander for garnishing
  • 1 cup grated cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water

Steps to prepare egg ghotala

  • Of the 7 eggs, hard boil 4 eggs (How to hard boil egg)
  • Remaining 3 eggs, make a half fry (sunny side up)
  • Keep the eggs aside for later use.
  • Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a pan & add 1 tsp. cumin seeds.
  • Let them crackle & add then add 2 cups of onions.
  • Also add salt now, as it will help the onions to cook quicker.
  • Fry the onions on medium flame, till they become translucent.
  • Add 4 tsp. ginger garlic paste and 2-3 green chilies, fry for a minute or two.
  • Add 1  1/2 cup tomatoes finely chopped, after the raw smell of ginger & garlic goes off.
  • To it, add 1 tsp. turmeric powder, 1 tsp. red chili powder, 1 tsp. coriander powder & 1 tsp. garam masala.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to the mixture & let it cook for around 5 minutes. Cover the mixture with a lid.
  • Grate the 4 eggs which are hard boiled & add it to the mixture. No need to finely grate it. We will use masher to make a smooth mixture later.
  • Now, add 3 half fry eggs prepared.
  • Mix everything properly.
  • Take the potato masher & mash the entire mixture, till it become somewhat smooth. We do not want a very smooth mixture.
  • Add 1 cup cheese (optional) and mix very well.
  • Garnish the egg ghotala with 1/4 cup finely cut coriander.
  • Serve the ghotala hot, as egg does not taste good when they become cold.


  • Add chili as per your preference.
  • You can substitute oil with butter. Make sure that butter does not get burnt initially.
  • Serve hot with bread or pav.
Egg Ghotala
How to make egg ghotala

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