Myanmar Omelette Egg Curry in Tomato Sauce

Egg curry is probably one of the dishes that we eat most in our house. It’s easy, comes together fast, and it fills you up, besides being delicious. There are 2 ways to make egg curry: the first is made with hard-boiled eggs cut in half, and the second is this one, the omelette egg curry. In this recipe, you make a super-simple omelette, cut it into pieces, and mix it with the tomato curry! It’s a fun take on traditional Burmese egg curry.

Myanmar Egg Curry in Tomato Sauce


  • 3-4 eggs, hard boiled and halved
  • 5 medium-size tomatoes, boiled
  • 1/2 medium-size onion, finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or another unrefined oil)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Start by boiling the tomatoes. To boil the tomatoes, cut an "x" shape on the skin before boiling, and then remove the skins when finished. You will then need to mash the tomatoes in a bowl (you may also use a blender or food processor for this part).
  2. Chop the onions and chilis and mash the garlic. You should try to have all your ingredients ready to go before even starting.
  3. When you're ready, heat the oil in a medium-size pan on medium heat. Add the turmeric, paprika, and ginger. Let simmer until fragrant, then add the chilies, garlic, and onion. Saute until the onions are translucent.
  4. Next, add the mashed tomatoes. You may mash them a bit more once they're in the pan.
  5. Add the 1/4 cup of water and soy sauce. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, then add the chili powder and garam masala. Stir well and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. While waiting for the sauce to finish cooking, make the omelette. Crack the 3-4 eggs in a bowl and whisk with a fork. Grease a pan lightly with oil, then pour the eggs in and let them cook almost completely through before flipping. Then cut into even pieces for the next step (about 1 inch by 1 inch is the right size).
  7. When the sauce has thickened (it should not be watery), add the pieces of omelette. Mix the eggs in carefully, making sure every piece is coated in the sauce, and then let simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with a side of rice. You may also add fresh fruit or a smoothie on the side.
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