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Dimer aloo Dalna/Jhol

litushree Pradhan
10 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Dimer aloo Dalna/Jhol RECIPE

simple and comforting potato and egg curry in Bengali style.It is easy to maje vety delicious. and goes with both rice and Chapathi.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • West Bengal
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Eggs: 4 nos(boiled)
  2. Masala Paste(grind onion,garlic,ginger,coriander seeds,cumin,dry red chilli,green chiili,bay leaf,cinnamon, cardamom)
  3. Potatoes(2 small size) chopped into half(optional)
  4. 1 Medium Onion(fine slices)
  5. 1 Medium Tomato (fine slice)
  6. 1 bay leaf
  7. Mustard oil 10tbsp
  8. 11/2 tbsp Kashmir chilli powder
  9. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1/2 tsp sugar
  11. Salt to taste
  12. 1tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves 
  13. 11/2 cup Water
  14. For Masala : 2 Medium onions(roughly chopped)
  15. Garlic 8-10 pods
  16. Ginger 1inch (roughly chopped)
  17. Coriander seeds 1tsp
  18. Cumin Seeds 1tsp
  19. 2 Dry red chilli
  20. 1 Green chilli
  21. 1 inch cinnamon 
  22. 2 cardamom 
  23. 1 small Bay Leaf


  1. Procedure to make Masala- Place all ingredients into mixie jar and put little water and  grind to paste.
  2. Place a heavy bottom pan or kadhai put the oil and once the oil is heated, add the red chilli(1/2tsp) and turmeric(1/2tsp) Now add boiled eggs(To boil in 2 cup water add 4 eggs and boil it for 15 minutes in medium flame)
  3. And saute it till it turns golden brown, the outer layer will be crispy.And now add sugar to it Let the sugar to caramelized (don't burn it) 
  4. Now add bay leaf .Add sliced onions,and saute till it turns golden brown(tips: add salt in this stage as it helps the onion to cook fast)
  5. Now add in tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn little mushy..Now add the turmeric and chilli powder,saute it for a few seconds
  6. Time for masala to go in, saute it till it roasted and cooked( all raw smell of masala goes off and oil start coming from sides)
  7. Now add fried potatoes or you and raw potatoes after adding masala
  8. Now add water and bring this whole thing to a good boil, cover and simmer till oil floats on top.
  9. Now add in fried eggs and cook for 10 mins.Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Egg curry/Dimer Aloo Dalma/jhol serve hot with rice or chapatis( Indian breads).

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BetterButter Editorial   Apr-20-2018

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