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Mayai Mani (Beef and Egg Casserole)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • salt
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • cilantro
  • dried parsley
  • paprika
  • 5 eggs


  1. Cook the ground beef on medium heat. When the meat is half cooked, add the onions and tomatoes. Add the spices and continue cooking until the meat is completely cooked and all the water has evaporated. Add lemon juice and salt. Add a handful of chopped cilantro to the ground beef. Once you have a dry mixture, take the meat off the heat.
  2. Grease an 8” x 8” dish.
  3. Beat one egg and pour half of it on the bottom of the dish.
  4. Add the ground beef mixture.
  5. Make four indentations and add one egg into each depression.
  6. Pour the remaining egg mixture on top.
  7. Sprinkle with dried parsley and paprika.
  8. Cook the casserole at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the eggs have cooked.
  9. Serve with bread or naan.