Quick and Simple Egg Curry Recipe (Vegetarian)

This quick and simple egg curry recipe has bold curry flavors and loads of protein. Egg and “aloo”(potato) is a traditional Trinidad & Tobago egg curry recipe. It is a delicious, simple, vegetarian curry with eggs, potatoes, and garbanzo beans. When I “need” a low carb day and want this meal, I substitute the potatoes for a roasted curried cauliflower.

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Why I Can’t Get Enough of This This Egg Curry Recipe

I love crowd pleaser recipes. This recipe is versatile and vegetarian, easily transforms into a low carb, high protein recipe by replacing the potatoes with my roasted curried cauliflower recipe.

  • Satisfying comfort food that is easy to prepare
  • Amazing flavor
  • Easy, inexpensive ingredients
  • Multi-tasking is so easy with this recipe. Prepare your potatoes, onions, and garlic while the eggs are boiling to save time.
Egg Curry Recipe made with hard boiled eggs in a pan with oil, garlic, and onions

Egg Curry Notes + FAQS

How To Make Your Egg Curry Recipe Perfect Every Time

How do I make egg curry low carb?

Although this vegetarian recipe is traditionally made with potatoes and garbanzo beans and served with white rice, try substituting one or both of those carb heavy ingredients with my roasted curried cauliflower recipe I linked to earlier instead and leave out the rice. An easy change that makes this recipe low carb and high protein. Roasted cauliflower is generally a great way for me to get my kids eating vegetables without hiding them.

Pair this egg curry recipe with my Indian style fresh green bean recipe for a flavorful easy, heathy vegetarian meal.

Why this vegetarian curry recipe?

This is comfort food all the way. I absolutely love the flavors. It has loads of protein and is filling. Try it with my curry pumpkin recipe and see how different these curry dishes taste. They go really well together.

Curry isn’t a one seasoning taste the same flavor profile. That’s because there is no one curry powder. Curry powder is a blend of Indian herbs and spices. Every blend available is a combination of herbs and spices such as turmeric, cumin, cayenne powder, chili pepper flakes, coriander, allspice, fenugreek seeds, black pepper, ginger, and the list goes on! And if your wondering, no, garam masala is not curry powder, but it is delicious.

dry Indian spices and herbs in a swirling circle on a clear glass plate

Caribbean Curry powder

In the Caribbean, the yellow curry powders are most commonly used in curry recipes. These are also known Madras curry powder. I regularly use Chief’s brand curry powder when I don’t make my own curry powder seasoning.

Is Curry Healthy For You?

The way I prepare curry, it is healthy to eat every day. Most of my curry recipes, including this recipe, call for my green seasoning which is an all-purpose low carb easy to prepare fresh herb seasoning mixture and dried herbs. I don’t use a lot of salt either. Check out this list of health benefits of curry powder.

close up of egg curry recipe with hard boiled eggs, potatoes, and garbanzo beans in a pan

Have fun making this egg curry recipe!

Quick and Simple Egg Curry Recipe

This quick and simple curry egg recipe has bold curry flavors and loads of protein. Egg and "aloo"(potato) is a traditional Trinidad & Tobago egg curry recipe made with eggs, potatoes, and garbanzo beans. This vegetarian Caribbean recipe features bold curry flavors. Sub crispy cauliflower to make it low carb.
27.9g carbs, 13.5g fat, 10.4g protein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Indian, Trinidadian
Servings 6 people
Calories 265 kcal


  • vegetable peeler
  • 2 pots
  • cutting board
  • knife


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium russet potatoes
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 2 ounces onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp Chief's curry powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil add in with potato
  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp green seasoning (fresh herb seasoning mix) optional
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • ½ tablespoon Pink Himalayan salt optional
  • salt and pepper to taste (at end)


Frying The Egg

  • Heat one tablespoon of oil with the stovetop set to 7
  • Add 2 ounces of finely chopped onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic when oil is hot.
  • Sautee for two minutes
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and stir in one tablespoon of curry powder.
  • Immediately add peeled boiled eggs
  • Allow egg to fry evenly, making sure each side of the egg gets golden brown. This could take anywhere from five to ten minutes. Keep watching to avoid burning. Remove eggs when each side has a golden slightly charred color.

Curry Potatoes

  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan along with one tablespoon of Chief's curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of cumin, and 2 tablespoons of my pre-made green seasoning recipe.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of pink Himalayan salt.
  • Mix all ingredients together in the pot with the oil and immediately add the potatoes along with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Cover your pan and reduce heat to medium.
  • Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 can of garbanzo beans.
  • Cover your pan and let it cook over 15 more minutes.
  • During the 15 minutes, I usually add 1 additional tablespoon of curry power, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric for more color, and 1/2 cup of water.
  • When the timer goes off reset your timer for an additional five minutes.
  • Add the fried eggs back.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Keyword egg curry

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Hey foodies! I’m Salei. I am a mom, partner of a law firm, and the cook in my home. Enjoy my tasty, low sugar, low carb, and high-protein recipes, easy recipes, as well as healthier Caribbean recipes and other international recipes. Learn more about me at my FAQ page.

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