Masala Egg Oatmeal

Masala Egg Oatmeal
  • 15M Total Time

  • 5M Prep Time

  • 16 Ingredients

  • 2 Servings

Your morning oatmeal just got a lot more exciting! These savory oats harness the flavor of curry leaves, cumin, turmeric, and chilis, plus produce like tomatoes and peas, and of course nutrient-rich eggs for a morning meal that’s sure to get you out of a breakfast rut.


This recipe was developed for the Egg Nutrition Center by Egg Enthusiast Shahzadi Devje, RD, CDE

Shahzadi Devje, RD, CDE


  1. In a medium pot, heat the oil on medium heat and add the curry leaves and garlic. Once they start to release their flavors (this happens fairly quickly), add the onion and cook on medium-high heat until the onion is nice and golden, about 5 minutes.

  2. Now add the tomato and continue to cook for 2 minutes on high heat until the tomato is soft.

  3. Add the spices along with the chilis and peas. Cook for a minute or until the spices release their flavor.

  4. While on high heat, pour the water and oats into the saucepan and stir. Then crack the eggs into your mixture. At this point, stir continuously for 3-4 minutes. This will prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan and ensure the eggs are cooked through. The consistency will be thick and creamy.

  5. Finish by adding salt, pepper, lemon juice, and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 curry leaves, dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 green chilis, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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