Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry | How to make Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry

By Sharmila Dwivedi  |  5th May 2016  |  
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About Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry Recipe

The Egg curry made the Bengali way with garam masalas and spices. Dimer Jhol is a simple and comforting potato and egg curry in Bengali style. This egg curry has potatoes and eggs in a lightly spiced onion and tomato based gravy. It is easy to make and delicious.Highlight of this curry is the panch phoran powder and panch phoran, which is used in most of the Bengali cuisine is made with equal portions of cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and nigella seeds. All of the spices can be mixed and kept to be used as and when required and also roast and keep some as powder add this panch phoran to any curry and it will taste delicious. Some people also add ajwain seeds instead of fenugreek. Both potatoes and eggs make Dimer Jhol a hearty curry that is perfect for lunch or dinner. The Dimer Jhol or egg curry is more of a lighter consistency and goes well with rice or chapatis.

Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry

Ingredients to make Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry

  • eggs - 3, boiled and shelled
  • potatoes - 2, peeled and cubed
  • onions - 2, chopped
  • tomatoes - 1, chopped
  • ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  • garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Haldi / turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • red chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • tomato Ketchup - 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp ( I used mustard oil )
  • Whole garam masala - cloves + cinnamon + black cardamom, crushed
  • Bay leaf / tej patta - 1
  • Dry red chillies - 2, broken
  • Fresh green chillies - 2 or 3
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp or less
  • salt to taste
  • sugar - 1 tbsp

How to make Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry

  1. Heat the oil. Fry the shelled eggs with a sprinkle of sugar till it changes colour. (I do it because I love the crinkle skin on them, you can skip this process if you wish.)
  2. In the rest of the oil, add the garam masalas, dry chillies and bay leaf. Add the onion and fry well.
  3. When they turn translucent, add the ginger and garlic paste. Then add the tomatoes, haldi, mirchi powder. Fry well till the tomatoes turn soft.
  4. Add the potatoes, salt and water. Cover and cook till the potatoes are done. Then remove the lid and add the eggs.
  5. Next, add the ketchup and some fresh green chillies.
  6. Cover and boil some more. Add the garam masala powder, cover and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve it hot with boiled rice.

Reviews for Dimer Jhol / Bengali Egg Curry (4)

sudip chakrabortya year ago

Cooked and got tremendous appreciation.

Priya Goswami2 years ago


Maanika Hoon3 years ago

Bengali egg curry! can't get enough of it!

eleena lepcha3 years ago