Egg, Leek and Potato Curry

Egg, Leek and Potato Curry - Fab Food 4 AllLast night I went to cook some pork chops but inspired by Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes, hubby said he wanted to have a Meat Free Monday. Well, only too happy to oblige I went to the fridge for some veggie inspiration. There were lots of leeks in the fridge as well as eggs and potatoes so having seen a recent Cauliflower Egg Curry post by Jane of Onions & Paper I knew exactly what to do as my appetite had already been whetted! We had mild egg curries so often as a child and I really should make this dish more often as it has just got forgotten in the mist of time.

Egg, Leek and Potato Curry - Fab Food 4 AllI thought about mixing up my own spice blend but then thought I’d keep things simple with some Mild Curry powder I had in the cupboard, some turmeric for an added golden glow and seeing some tamarind paste in the fridge that needed using up I put a spoonful of that in for good measure as well as half a cinnamon stick. Yes I was kind of flying by the seat of my pants and it could have all ended in disaster but I’m happy to say that the kids loved it and said they’d like it again but hubby said he’d prefer it spicier – you can’t please everyone! So if you prefer your egg curry spicier and aren’t catering for young children then feel free to use a hotter strength curry powder. I actually prefer my egg curries mild as I think it complements the egg flavour perfectly.

I do hope you give this curry a go and even tweak it to you own desired taste if you wish, as Nigel Slater says “a recipe is just a starting place!”


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A mild Egg, Leek and Potato Curry that is as frugal as it is delicious. The perfect mid-week vegetarian meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 2 Leeks
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 2 Large potatoes (baking size), diced into 2cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp Mild curry powder (or your choice)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Salt flakes
  • 1 400g Tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Coconut milk powder dissolved in 400mls hot water
  • 8 Eggs, large
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or similar and gently fry the leek and garlic for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the potatoes and fry gently for a further 10 minutes until leeks becoming slightly golden.
  3. Add the curry powder, turmeric, tamarind paste and cinnamon stick and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes, coconut milk and salt, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked. You might want to put a lid on halfway through to preserve some of the curry sauce.
  5. Meanwhile boil the eggs for 8 minutes.
  6. Run under cold water, peel and add to the curry for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  7. Serve with Basmati rice and mango chutney.

Egg, Leek and Potato Curry - Fab Food 4 All


I’m entering my Egg, Leek and Potato Curry into Credit Crunch Munch as it’s so cheap to make – run by myself and Fuss Free Flavours and hosted this month by Jen’s Food. I’m also entering Meat Free Mondays which is of course run by Tinned Tomatoes!  I’m entering Extra Veg whcih is run by Fuss Free Flavours (hosting) and Utterly Scrummy! Finally I’m entering Simply Eggcellent run by Belleau Kitchen.

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For some more vegetarian curry recipes you might like to try:

Butternut Squash & Chickpea Dopiaza – A Mummy Too

Jamaican Style Coconut Curry Veggies with Roasted Cashews – Coffee & Vanilla

Roasted Pumpkin Thai Red Curry – Recipes from a Pantry




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  1. Amy Fidler

    Lovely,love a veggie curry x

  2. Amy Fidler

    I love veggie curries,never heard of this recipe,so will def be trying this out x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, no you wouldn’t have heard of it as I made it up LOL;-)

  3. Jayne Sullivan

    Interesting combination of ingredients that I usually have lying around. I must give this recipe a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jayne;-)

  4. wendy malone

    nice combination need to try it.x

  5. Jacqueline Roberts

    Great idea for using up veggies

    1. Camilla

      Yes, great for that:-)

  6. Maya Russell

    My mum used to make an eggs in curry recipe. So good for you and filling too, nevermind cheap to make. Yours looks great.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya so did mine Maya and was a much simpler affair.

  7. Jen

    I’ve never tried eggs in a curry as I’m not a huge fan of hard boiled eggs but this does look delicious and a great way to kick start Credit Crunch Munch 🙂

    1. Camilla

      I expect you like blue cheese and anchovies then Jen:-) We all have things we don’t like and those are mine, oh and goats cheese!

  8. Kirsty Fox

    This sounds tasty and it’s lovely to try a different curry, especially as it contains no meat.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kirsty, I could live off eggs I think:-)

  9. Karen

    I LOVE egg curry Camilla and I have my mum’s recipe on my site that I often make, but I LOVE your addition of potatoes here!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Karen, I’ll have to check that out. I’ve never had my mums recipe but just remember it was very golden and quite simple – I should probably ask as no doubt it’s in her head like most of her old recipes:-)

  10. Claire @foodiequine

    I’ve had curried eggs but never eggs in a curry! Love a hard boiled egg so reckon I’d really like this. Going to give it a go – well a variation of it. As you (and Nigel) say a recipe is just the starting place.

    1. Camilla

      Great Claire, you’re like me – always have to tinker with a recipe:-)

  11. Emily Leary

    This looks fantastic Camilla. Gorgeous colour and fab picture.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Emily, it wasn’t planned as a blog post so no setting up of a shot and just literally threw it all on the garden table before eating – have learnt to feed the family first while I faff around with my portion LOL!

  12. HELEN

    I haven’t had egg in a curry for years, but there’s something about it that’s so comforting – this looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen:-) I hadn’t either but now I’ve broken the mold it’s going to be a regular on the menu now!

  13. Dan from Platterr Talk

    We are ALL over the savory profile of this dish; loving it all! Very nice job.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dan, we do love a curry:-)

  14. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I have seen egg in curry a lot recently, but it’s not something I have ever thought of doing. But it sounds like a good way to use up eggs.

    1. Camilla

      You’re too young to remember the egg curry trend of the 70’s LOL:-)

  15. nazima

    I love curries – this one looks wonderful. I often do a quick potato curry similar to this

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nazima – yes it was memories of a Potato Curry I once made about 20 years ago that made me put the cinnamon stick in as it went so well:-)

  16. Ursula Hunt

    This seems like an unusual blend for a curry but bet its ok

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula:-)

  17. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    Oh that looks good! I’ve never really had an egg curry – my mom used to make a dish of baked hard-boiled eggs in a bechamel sauce topped with cheese that for some reason I took an irrational dislike to as a child, so possibly she gave up on the hard-boiled egg recipes LOL! This looks great and made with ingredients that I almost always have on hand!

    1. Camilla

      Really Jeanne, that does surprise me! I think it is a very 70’s thing as I remember mum also taking me to The Stock Pot on The Kings Road on shopping trips as a child and it was the cheapest dish on their menu but also the yummiest (everything in there was cheap from what I remember actually). You really should try it Jeanne:-)

  18. Dom

    That looks phenomenal! I too was inspired by Janes dish. It’s such a great idea and such an inexpensive dish. Perfection!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Dom, yes we sometimes need a reminder of those dishes we have liked in the past and have just forgotten about:-)

  19. Jan @GlugofOil

    I will have to give this a go!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jan, it so easy:-)

  20. Catherine

    Dear Camilla, I love all of the spices and flavors in this dish. It sounds so good! xo, Catherine

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Catherine, you can’t beat a curry:-)

  21. Paul Wilson

    Looks really tasty.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul, it really was:-)

  22. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I am going to send this recipe to a friend of mine who I have not yet managed to convince to try the deliciousness that is egg in curry.

    1. Camilla

      Fab Bintu – let me know if she takes the plunge:-)

  23. Alison Johnson

    As a vegetarian I’m definitey going to be trying this! It looks so tasty & makes my mouth water just reading about it. Like you we have most of the ingredients in our cupboard already.

    1. Camilla

      Great Alison, do let me know what you think when you try it:-)

  24. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    I love a nice curry – in fact I’m about to make one now! Well done for having a Meat Free Monday!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, we had the pork in a Sweet & Sour tonight instead!

  25. Jane Willis

    This looks gorgeous Camilla, very pleased to have been the source of your inspiration. I’ve not thought of combining leeks with eggs in a curry (cheese sauce, yes indeed, but not curry). And you’ve reminded me that I must add coconut milk powder to my shopping list for my next trip to See Woo.

    1. Camilla

      Jane the funny thing was I couldn’t find your curry on last night after typing in your blog name and egg curry and on your site I was just faced with lots of card making otherwise I might well have made yours. Went via Belleau Kitchen this morning to get the link LOL!

  26. Heather Haigh

    Eggs in curry – splendid idea – such a nice change from meat or just veggies.

    1. Camilla

      I don’t know why I haven’t made this before for the kids as it’s a dish I loved as a kid and still do now:-)

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