Mayai Mani

Mayai Mani is a rich , dry kheema curry with eggs on it.  You break the eggs on curry  and broil it.  When my kids were young they called this eggsagna. because it looks like lasagna with eggs on it.  It is served with bread, naan or chapatti.

Mayai Mani




  • 1/4             cup  vegetable oil
  • 1/4             tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4             tsp black pepper
  • 1                inch stick cinnamon
  • 5                cloves
  • 5                cardamom pods
  • 2                medium onions thinly sliced
  • 2                medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2                level tsp dhana jeera
  • 1/4             tsp turmeric powder
  • 1                tsp salt 
  • 2                tsp green masala
  • 2                lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/2             cup water
  • 1                tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2             tsp garam masala
  • 2                tsp tomato paste
  • 6                eggs


  1. In a saucepan heat the oil.  Add the cumin, black pepper,cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and sliced onions.  Fry the onions till they are golden brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, dhana jeera, turmeric powder, green masala, salt and cook for  5 minutes.  Add the ground beef stirring and breaking the lumps.  Add the water and cook, covered for half and hour, on low heat.  Uncover and cook till the meat is dry.  Add garam masala and cilantro and mix well.
  3. Spread the mixture in an 8 inch square Pyrex dish.  Make six dents and break the eggs on it.  Broil this for about 5 minutes(the eggs should be cooked).
  4. Sprinkle some cilantro on it before serving.

You can also make it individually by putting the mixture in 4-4″

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