Egg Kebab- Malabar Style Iftar Snack

Egg Kebab- Malabar Style Iftar Snack- Fried Egg Kabab Recipe

Egg Kebab- Fried Egg Kabab or kabobs is a family favorite, very tasty and easy snack made with eggs and mashed potato. It is a lip smacking evening snack enjoyed by all. The hard boiled egg slice are wrapped with spicy potato masala. It can serve as appetizer and also as evening snack with tea or coffee. The egg kebab I prepared long back and unfortunately I couldn’t post, so decided to post it today. This is a fried version kebab, it is the easy method and very tasty too. The detailed recipe with step by step cooking pictures follows.

Egg Kebab- Fried Egg Kabab Recipe

Kebab or kabob is a dish of pieces of meat, fish or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit originating in the middle east, before spreading worldwide. There are many varieties of kebab in different taste and texture. Egg kabab is a famous snack in iftar dinner. Ramadan dinner known as iftar or fatoor. It is the evening meal when muslims end their daily ramadan fast at sunset. Muslim break their fast at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer. This recipe is from one of my friend Biji’s mother, she is the best cook who makes variety of finger licking snack in no time. Every time we visit her, she lays the table with lip smacking snacks I have never had before. All dishes would be the authentic trademark dishes from malabar region.

Egg Kebab- Malabar Iftar Snack

Tips- Instead of bread crumbs you can use crushed oats. If you add more veggies or chicken pieces in potato mixture, you can make cutlets too. You could make more potato mixture and refrigerator or freeze for a few days. You can shallow fry this kebab to make it more healthy. It goes well with tomato ketchup or mayonaise, serve along with hot tea or coffee.

Egg Kabab Recipe

How to Make Egg Kebab- Malabar Style Iftar Snack- Fried Egg Kabab Recipe

Cut each boiled eggs into 4 pieces, sprinkle little pepper powder and salt. So from 2 eggs you can make 8 egg kebabs.


Boil potatoes and peel out the skin. Mash well and set aside.


Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil, add crushed garlic and ginger, fry for a second.


Add chopped onions and sliced green chilies. Saute it well until onions sturn soft and translucent.


Add chopped curry leaves and combine well.


Add the turmeric powder, garam masala powder, fennel powder and salt to it. Saute until raw smell goes on.

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Then add the boiled and mashed potato, mix  it well  till combined.

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Add chopped coriander leaves and give it a quick mix.

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Beat two eggs and set aside. Make bread crumbs too, for coating the kebab.

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Grease the palm with very little oil and roll the potato mixture into 8 medium equal balls. Flatten it in your palm.


Place one piece egg on top. Then cover it with potato masala and shape into oval shaped kebabs, set aside.


Dip it in egg batter and roll in bread crumbs, set it aside for frying.

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Heat the oil in a deep bottom frying pan. Maintain a medium heat for frying.


Deep fry the kebabs in medium heat until golden brown color. Drain out in a paper towel and serve hot along with tomato ketchup.

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Enjoy!! Happy cooking and stay healthy.

Egg Kebab Recipe

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  1. Swapna, I m a big fan of yours…I tried egg kebab..and my kid was so happy to see it exactly the way u hav presented and it tasted yummy…whenever I want to try something new..I chk ur website..great work

    1. Thank u so much Deepa….really happy to hear…appreciate your feedback…. convey my greetings to your kids too….

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