Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)

Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)

This is a variation of the famous Bengali dish. Since i could not find mustard oil in my kitchen, i had to make do with regular cooking oil. But the result was splendid. We served it with South Indian Dosa for dinner.

Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)This is a variation of the famous Bengali dish. Since i could not find mustard oil in my kitchen, i had to make do with regular cooking oil. But the result was splendid. We served it with South Indian Dosa for dinner.

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Eggs
2
Baby potatoes
4
Big, Onion coarsly chopped
1
Green chilli, thinly sliced
1
Tomato
1
Crushed garlic
5 cloves
Crushed ginger
1/4
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Coriander powder
1 tablespoon
Coriander seeds a
pinch
Cloves
2
Cinnamon
1/2
Green cardamom
1-2
Bay leaf
1/4
Mustard oil,
as required
Salt,
to taste

Steps

  1. Boil the eggs along with the baby potatoes and a pinch of salt in a pressure cooker. Once the potatoes are cooked, allow it to cool in a bowl of water. Keep it aside.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  2. While the eggs and potatoes are cooking, chop the vegetables. Saute the chopped onions with a little oil in a pan, allow it to cool and blend into a fine paste. You can also add little salt and the chopped green chillies while making the paste.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  3. Crush ginger and garlic to a fine paste. You can also use ready made paste.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  4. Peel the egg, and make cuts on it with a sharp knife. Add salt and turmeric to the boiled potatoes and eggs and keep aside for 5 minutes.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add the eggs and potatoes and fry until the outside turns golden brown colour. Take out the eggs and potatoes and keep them aside.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  6. In the same oil, add the spices and make them splutter.
  7. Add the onion paste and saute it till the oil come out through the onion paste. Add the crushed ginger and garlic to the mixture and saute till the mixture turn light brown in colour.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  8. Mix the chilli powder and coriander powder in one tablespoon water and pour it to the mixture. Add salt and mix well into a fine paste.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  9. Add chopped tomatoes, saute well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add a cup of water and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  10. Finally, add the fried eggs and potatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes in low heat. Close the lid while cooking.
    Dimer Dalna (light egg curry)
  11. Serve it with rice or Dosas :)