Picnics are synonymous to sunshine, laughter and delicious food. What better way to enhance your outdoor dining experience with a dish that combines creamy eggs with exotic flavors of curries? The curried egg salad takes a classic and gives it a new twist by combining the creamy texture of eggs with the exotic spices of curry. This article will explore the history of curried egg, its ingredients and the step-by-step method for preparing it.

History of Egg Salad :

Egg Salad has been a favorite dish of culinary traditions all over the world for many centuries. The origins of egg salad can be traced to ancient Rome where eggs were chopped and mixed with different seasonings. This simple but versatile recipe has been adapted by different cultures over time. They have added ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard.

Curry powder was introduced to egg salad by British colonizers who brought Indian spices to Europe during the colonial period. The exotic flavors of these spices quickly captured the Western palate, leading to dishes such as curried egg salad. Curried egg salad is a favorite for brunches and potlucks. Its creamy texture and bold flavor make it a great choice.

Ingredients for curried egg salad:

  • Hard-boiled eggs: 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled & chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Curry Powder 1 Teaspoon
  • Finely chop 1/4 cup celery
  • Red onion finely chopped, 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh cilantro chopped to 2 tablespoons
  • Taste salt and pepper

Curried Egg Salad:

Let’s get started with the preparation method now that you have your ingredients ready.

1. Hard-boiling the eggs: Place the eggs in the saucepan, then cover them with water. Bring the water up to a rolling boil on medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes. After the eggs have been cooked, remove the from heat and cool them in a bowl with ice water.

2. Peel and chop eggs: Peel the eggs and chop them up into small pieces once they are cool enough to touch. This step can be done with a knifeor an egg slicer depending on your preferences.

3. Prepare the dressing: In a separate dish, combine mayonnaise with Dijon mustard, Curry Powder, Salt, and Pepper. Stir the ingredients until they are well combined and the dressing becomes smooth and creamy.

4. Mix the salad: In a large bowl, combine celery, red onions, and chopped eggs. Pour the dressing on top of the egg mixture, and gently mix until it is well coated.

5. Chill and serve: Refrigerate the curried egg dressing for 30 minutes. This will allow the flavors of the salad to blend together. Serve the chilled salad between two slices of bread or on lettuce leaves for a tasty picnic treat.

Success Tips:

  • Fresh eggs have the best taste and texture.
  • For a uniform texture, chop all ingredients finely.
  • You can adjust the amount of curry to your taste.
  • Add a little yogurt or sourcream to the salad dressing for a creamier result.
  • Add a little more cilantro or paprika to the salad for a pop of color.


A delicious fusion of exotic and classic flavors, curried egg salad will add a little excitement to any picnic or get-together. You can make a delicious dish by following this recipe and adding your personal touch. Why wait? Curried egg salad is a delicious addition to any picnic!