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For Day 3 of BM#5, I made this yummy Bengali egg curry. Eggs are beaten and steamed to make egg cake which is then chopped and added to delicious gravy. Recipe adapted from Sandeepa’s Bong Cookbook. This is my third recipe in a row from Sandeepa’s blog which is filled with ton of yummy Bengali dishes that are easy to make and her posts are always so much fun to read. So if you haven’t already, do check out Sandeepa’s blog.

Coming back to the egg curry, I followed the recipe, but had to make slight changes to suit our palette. Here’s how I made it.

Sandeepa’s original recipe here.

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Bengali Egg Curry (Dim er Dhoka) Yum
Bengali Egg Curry (Dim er Dhoka)
Course side dish
Cuisine bengali
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For the Egg Cake:
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Red onion – small, finely chopped
  • 2 chilies Green – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves – , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3 tbsps Milk
  • to taste Salt
  • a pinch Baking powder
For the Gravy:
  • 1 Red onions – medium, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Tomato puree
  • ½ tsp Panch phoron
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic + paste
  • 2 tbsps Cashew butter
  • 1 tsp cumin Ground
  • 1 tsp coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • to taste Salt
Course side dish
Cuisine bengali
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For the Egg Cake:
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Red onion – small, finely chopped
  • 2 chilies Green – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves – , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3 tbsps Milk
  • to taste Salt
  • a pinch Baking powder
For the Gravy:
  • 1 Red onions – medium, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Tomato puree
  • ½ tsp Panch phoron
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic + paste
  • 2 tbsps Cashew butter
  • 1 tsp cumin Ground
  • 1 tsp coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • to taste Salt
Bengali Egg Curry (Dim er Dhoka)
Instructions
  1. To make the Egg cake: Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add all the other ingredients and whisk until combined. Grease a stainless steel container with cooking spray and pour the egg mixture into it. Cover and steam in a pressure cooker (without the whistle) for 5-6 minutes from the time it starts to give out steam. Open the lid after 3 minutes and unmold the cake and cut into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  2. To make the gravy: Heat 2tbsp oil in a large sauté pan; add panch phoron and once the seeds start to splutter, add onions and sauté until lightly browned around the edges.
  3. Add g+g paste and cook for 1 minute or until they don’t smell raw anymore.
  4. Next add tomato puree, cover and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  5. Add spice powders, sugar and salt along with 1 – 1½ cups of water to make the gravy. Let the gravy come to a simmer, whisk in cashew butter and add chopped egg cake pieces. Simmer the curry for 8-10 minutes or until the gravy is thickened. Serve with rice or roti.
Recipe Notes

I served the curry with rice and a Bengali style moong dal (recipe coming up tomorrow) for a complete Bengali meal.

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13 thoughts on “Bengali Egg Curry (Dim er Dhoka)”

  1. I bookmarked this recipe and yet to try it.. My grandma use to make something similar.. Will try it very soon. Curry looks delicious!

  2. Nice to see authentic dishes. I have never used egg like this before. Looks yummy.VardhiniVardhinisKitchen

  3. I do the similar curry with steamed cooked egg cake, i never know that its a Bengali curry..Btw curry looks pretty delicious and inviting..

  4. Your version of this curry looks gorgeous. This is not a very common dish and I myself have not made it for ages. Now you inspired me :)Since you already have PaanchPhoron try this one if you wish. Mix of veggies and your son might like it. Skip the mustard paste if he doesn’t like thathttp://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/tara-tari-paanch-mishali-five-vegetable.html

  5. saw this recipe some time back in tv food show … will bookmark and try this recipe ….. thanks for sharing …. looks delicious …..

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