Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quail Eggs/Kaada Mutta

Nutritional Benefits:
Quail eggs are very small black spotted eggs on a light brown outer surface. They are the eggs of the bird quail. These eggs are considered as a dietary and healing food. They are widely used in world-wide countries like America, Western Europe,Japan,China,Colombia, Venezuela, Philippines and India especially Kerala.Studies say that their nutritional value is 3-4 times more than the chicken eggs .They are rich in Proteins,Vitamin A,B1,B2, phosphorous and calcium. They provide us with 5-6 times iron and potassium than normal chicken eggs.

Health Benefits:
1. They help strengthen heart muscle.
2. They are widely used in beauty masks to cleanse the skin and good for hair growth,which result in strong and voluminous hair.
3. It helps in retaining the brain and nervous system strong which leads to good memory power and the nutritions fight against infections. So very good for kids who can intake almost 3-4 quail eggs a day.
4. They help eliminate the stone formation in kidney and bladder.
5. They help reduce the chance of cancer.
6. They help increase the amount of haemoglobin and good for ulcer,tuberculosis and gastritis.
7. Studies say that quail have a reduced cholesterol and saturated fat content when compared to chicken eggs. So, Grown-ups can consume 4-5 quail eggs a day and the positive results will be visible with in months.

Some say that 1 quail-bird's meat is nutritionally equal to a 100 chicken. Quail meat is also healthier.

How To Eat:
I usually make boiled quail eggs/ Kaadamutta puzhungiyath by boiling them in water for 10 minutes. The shell can be opened after this and eaten as such or cut into thin equal round slices and sprinkled with some salt and fresh pepper and then served. We buy them from the chinese market here where Quail meat and eggs, Duck eggs etc: are widely available. During my child-hood I used to eat them a lot by boiling them. It was a fun-eating 10 at a time breaking each very fast and just gulping them into the mouth. We used to get them from Kuttanad(5-6 kms from Alleppey) as Alleppey is my home-town.

Or any Omelets can be made with this but we might require some 6-8 eggs to replace a normal chicken egg in quantity. I prepare bulls eye with these eggs by cracking 4-5 eggs on a griddle touching each other, cooked on for 3-4 minutes and then served by sprinkling salt and pepper on top.

These eggs can also be used to prepare cute egg curry by replacing the normal eggs. People make different types of curries and thoran along with some veggies like mushroom or some other things and served with rice. So on the whole, this can be used in any dish and can be used in all the preparation to replace the chicken eggs where ever the normal chicken eggs are used for your and your family's nutritional-health benefits.


  1. Never had or tried anything with quails eggs, thanks for sharing their nutritional benefits,will try to get some soon..

  2. I've never tried anything with quail eggs..thanks for this nutritional facts..

  3. Great post dear,thanks for sharing dear.

  4. Wow.. U get quail eggs there.. Nice info Neenu

  5. Very informative post!!! My nephew takes boiled kada mutta everyday!!! well, Neenu, I did my UG in Bangalore- Christ College... thats why I asked... wink!!!!

  6. I have never tried quail eggs as they are not available in the North of India...These will be cute in a boiled egg roasted curry .
    Nice blog !!

  7. new to me try nice to know it
    1st time here wonderful space do visit my blog

  8. thts an eye opener! We only ate quail eggs for its taste.. great informative post dear

  9. Great informative post.I use it also to decorate my biriyani.

  10. sounds new n interesting..lovely post dear..
    Tasty Appetite

  11. First time here.. Lovely blog with amazing recipes.. thanks for sharing.. Keep posting !!

    Hari Chandana
    Indian Cuisine

  12. Hey Neenu,

    Great post on kaada mutta...:)Love kaada...:)


  13. first time post dear ...n thanks for sharing it.....would love to follow u dear !

  14. Nice & unique dish. Wonderful post.

  15. I haven't still tried quail eggs must give it a try aren't they so cute?

  16. Hi, I have been wanting to visit your blog for quite sometime ... and now that I haveI am glad.. This is a very informative and lovely post..:) Keep posting..great work..

  17. Hi,
    First time here...
    Great post! thanks for sharing!

  18. Never seen them before' they are cho cute.