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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dimer Dalna/Bengali egg curry

This is an authentic bengali egg curry recipe which is good with rice as as well as roti or paratha and can have anytime, lunch or dinner.

You Need :
Eggs : 2-4
Potatoes : 2 (medium)
Onion : 1(big), sliced
Ginger : 1"
Garlic : 4 cloves
Tomato : 1 (medium), chopped
Green chilli : 1
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp(as per taste)
Cumin powder : 1 tsp.
Coriander powder : 1/2 tsp.
Bay leaf :1
Cardamom & cloves : 3 of each(coarsely crushed)
Cinnamon : 1 (1" stick)(coarsely crushed)
Garam masala powder : 1 tsp.(powder mixture of cinnamon, cardamom & cloves)
Mustard Oil : 4 tbsp.
Ghee : 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1/4 tsp.
Coriander leaves for garnishing

How To : 

  • Preperation : Make a masala paste of turmeric, chilli, cumin and coriander powder in 3 tbsp. water. Slice onion very thin, make a paste of ginger-garlic-green chilli and chop the tomato.
  • Boil eggs for 10-12 minutes. Cut the potatoes in big chunks and boil them until half done. Keep aside. Make 2 to 3 slits with a sharp knife on boiled eggs. Apply little salt and turmeric powder on boiled eggs and potatoes. Fry them golden brown seperately and keep aside.
  • Now for the curry, heat a pan with rest of the oil, add the sugar and heat until sugar starts to turn light brown. Then add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom & cloves and then add sliced onions, fry them until golden. Then add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and fry them on a minute or two. Then add masala paste and stir for another 2 minutes in medium heat. 
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and fry until oil seperates. Now throw fried potatoes and mix well with the masala. Add salt and about 1 cup of water. Add fried eggs and close the lid. Simmer and let it cook until potatoes are done. Check the seasoning. When potaoes are done, sprinkle garam masala powder and ghee over the curry. wait for a minute and remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
    Note : The gravy for this preperation can be thick or semi-thick. Adjust the water as per your need.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 / by / 4 Comments


  1. this looks delicious.. i am always on the look out for making eggs differently, should try ur version sometime...

  2. yummy egg curry........this is just a heavenly curry option for dinner/lunch!!!


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