Curried Poached Egg

Poached eggs add a touch of class to any dish from breakfast to dinner, so why not spice it up a bit with curry powder?


3 min prep + 3 min cooking



  • Water
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) each ground coriander and curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) each ground cumin, turmeric and salt
  • 1/4 (1 ml) tsp ground pepper
  • 4 eggs


Step 1

In a medium saucepan, pour in enough water to have about 8 cm. Stir in coriander, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

Step 2

Reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Break a cold egg into a small dish. Gently slip egg into water. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Step 4

Cook in barely simmering water for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain well. Serve immediately.



Total cooking time

Difficulty level


For poached eggs with a compact oval shape, use fresh eggs and add a few drops of vinegar to the water. To poach eggs, the water should simmer; rapid boiling will cause the egg to break up as it cooks.

Suggestion for a Complete Meal

Suggestion for Complete Meal Serve with a piece of Swiss cheese, slices of pumpernickel bread followed by a wedge of honeydew melon.

Nutritional Value

    • Calories - 160g80%

    • Fat - 11g11%

    • Saturated Fat - 3.5g3%

    • Sodium - 610mg76%

    • Carbohydrate - 4g4%

    • Fibre - 1g1%

    • Protein - 12g12%