How to make Chawanmunshi - Savoury egg custard – a speciality of Japan.

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Main Ingredients : Eggs (अंडे), Sake (साके)

Cuisine : Japanese

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chawanmunshi Recipe Card


Hindi: anda
You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make some egg sandwiches. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. You are hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir fried veggies – perfect protein source for the body! Check the freshness – keep a raw egg in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will stay at the bottom while stale eggs stand on end or float.

For more recipes related to Chawanmunshi checkout Egg Patties, Poached Eggs in Tomato Chilli Sauce, Egg Chaat, Egg Roll . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chai Cupcakes, Idiappam, Banana Walnut Loaf, Hara Masale ka Bhuna Paneer.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chawanmunshi Recipe

  • Eggs 2

  • Sake ½ teaspoon

  • Spring onions 2

  • Carrots chopped ½ cup

  • Chicken shredded 2 tablespoons

  • Prawns (medium) chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mushrooms chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mirren sauce ½ teaspoon

  • Dark soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Dashi stock 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Finely chop spring onion whites and greens.

Step 2

Mix together chopped spring onions, carrots, chicken, prawns and mushrooms in a bowl.

Step 3

Divide this mixture into 3 separate bowls

Step 4

Break eggs in a large bowl, add sake, Mirren sauce, soy sauce, salt, crushed peppercorns and stock and whisk well.

Step 5

Pass the mixture through a sieve and pour the strained mixture into a bowl.

Step 6

Place the bowls in a steamer and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.