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.
Bengali Egg Curry (Dim er Dhoka)
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Add g+g paste and cook for 1 minute or until they don’t smell raw anymore.
- Next add tomato puree, cover and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
- 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.