Kaada Mutta Fry | Quail Egg Fry


Kaada Mutta Fry is a great Thattukada favorite especially in the Kozhikode beach areas. It is a spicy flavored dry dish that can be savored as an appetizer or as a side dish. Quail eggs are small eggs that are light and dotted unlike the usual chicken eggs. Quail eggs are typically one third the size of a standard chicken egg. As per medical standards, a normal adult can consume 3-4 quail eggs in one sitting. As you can infer from the egg’s name these are tiny pieces of nutrition from a wild bird named “QUAIL”. This is an easy to prepare dish requiring fresh quail eggs and a few naturally available ingredients. Quail Egg Fry preparation involves hard boiled quail eggs and a flavorful masala. The quail eggs are covered in the aromatic masala. This is a tasty lip smacking dish that is healthy, wholesome and vital for your body.

Kaada Mutta Fry can be a part of your breakfast dish. There is a popular saying, ‘half a quail is equivalent to a thousand chickens’. Quail eggs have a lot of nutrition compared to chicken eggs. A single quail egg provides a sufficient chunk of vital vitamins like selenium, vitamin B12, riboflavin, iron etc. Its a wise and good option to include quail eggs in daily diet. But be careful and do not consume more than the stated standard. While buying quail eggs, make sure that they are fresh and not stale. Buy from known sources. Store in refrigerator during the height of summer. Preparing Kaada Mutta Fry is a wise option for a busy mother. She can be assured that her family is relishing something good and nutritious. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the dish with your family.

Kaada Mutta Fry | Quail Egg Fry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • In a pan of water add quail eggs and boil for 15 minutes. When done, keep it aside for 5 minutes and deshell each egg. When you deshell the eggs, the shell interior is light blue in color which is normal. Keep the eggs aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute well.
  • When onion looks sauteed, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt as required. Saute well.
  • Now add boiled eggs. Toss the eggs in masala quickly and sprinkle some water. When the masala oozes out oil in the sides of the pan, put off the flame.
  • Serve it with any main dish of your choice!


You can visit this link Quail Pollichathu. You can also visit this link Stuffed Egg Omelette.
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