Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Quail eggs or the kaada mutta has 4 times nutritious value than a chicken eggs or duck eggs. It has lots of health properties in them like it increase your immune and memory, cures cough and asthma, balance cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, prevents chronic diseases and many more. The long list of minerals and proteins found in these tiny little eggs :)
On my current visit to kerala, I tasted boiled quail eggs for the first time in one of my cousin's place and I really loved it. The taste was pretty much like the normal eggs. The outer appearance and the size just nailed me. The very next day, I was lucky enough to see my nieces bought few eggs for me to take back to my home. I wish I get those eggs here in Mglore :( ....
Back to my dish, These Quail egg pepper roast is a great side dish  which is very popular in Kerala. It is a flavourful pepper based masala that can goes well with any of your favourite main course. I added Soya sause in my recipe as I would say thats one of my secret ingredients that not only makes the dish delicious but look wise it look more appealing and dark.  My daughter likes to have like a snack ..hahah .....


9 Quail eggs (boiled)

2 Onions chopped

2 tbsp Garlic chopped

1 tsp Fennel seeds

1 Sprig of Curry leaves

1 tbsp Crushed pepper pd

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tsp Dark Soya sause.

1 tbsp Oil

A pinch  of Garam masala ( optional )

Salt to taste.


Remove the shell of boiled quail eggs and keep it aside. Heat a non stick pan. Add 1/2 tsp pf oil and drop the eggs. Roast them all till you see a nice brown crunch on both the sides of eggs. This gives a nice texture. Transfer them in a plate. In a same pan, add remaining oil. Once its hot add in fennel seeds, onions and curry leaves. Fry until onions turns translucent. Now add the turmeric pd, half of pepper pd, and a pinch of garam masala and stir well. Add soya sause and season it with salt. Once the masala are fry ed drop in eggs and cover for a min. Last but not the least, before transferring them in a plate, add the remaining half of pepper and stir well so that you can get a peppery taste.

Serve hot