Bengali Cuisine

For a change, I thought I would write down some of the recipes I use for cooking.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dimer dalna (egg curry)

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 potatoes, 2 red onions, 1 tomato
  • ginger paste, garlic paste
  • cumin seeds, dry red chillis, bay leaves(tej pata)
  • turmeric powder(haldi), red chilli powder, salt, sugar, oil, garam masala powder

Peel the potatoes and grate the onions.
Put the eggs and potatoes in water and make it boil for 10 minutes.
Then, cool the eggs and peel them off.
Softly scratch the boiled eggs with a knife. Scratch on 3-4 places.
Cut the tomato into small pieces.
Heat 6-7 tablespoons of oil in a big saucepan or stockpot. Add 2-3 bay leaves, a few dry chillis and 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds into hot oil.
Then, put the eggs on the oil, and slightly fry them (take care; this might spill hot oil on you.)
Put the boiled potatoes and grated onions into the pan. Add one and half tablespoon of ginger paste and one tablespoon of garlic paste, sufficient amount of salt and little bit of turmeric.
Stir for 6-7 minutes, then add the tomato.
Stir for 3-4 minutes more, then add about 3 cups of water.
Add sugar and chilli powder and wait for the water to boil.
When the water starts boiling, add one teaspoon-full of "garam masala" and stop the heat.

Serve hot.


At 2:36 PM, Blogger Raghav Kulkarni said...

great, can u have a post on the technical terms u r using and their meanings.
for example:
i dont understand what does it mean
to grate the onions. if u can have
a dictionary explaning the process in brief,
that will be good.

also, can u also include the words
small and large in the technical
dictionary: for each standard object
define what is small and what is large
approximately in centimeters or inches

also define "little bit"

i understand that for the flow of the
writing u cant define these terms on
the spot, but it will be helpful to have
a separate dictionary in which all these
technical terms are defined precisely.

- raghav

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Anandam said...

"little bit" just means if you put a lot, you will be in trouble. how much you want to put depends on your taste. the amount of salt, sugar, and chili powder has to vary depending on who is eating. I add a little bit of sugar to my preperation, but some people just hate that. Also, some people can't eat hot food, they can omit the "little bit" of chili powder.

about grating onions, if u have a mixer-grinder or a grater, you are done. Otherwise, cut the onion into very small pieces and fry them longer before you add the ginger paste.

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Navin said...

Do you know any preparation of
Pinapple chutney.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Arpan said...

darun hoyeche!

At 3:20 PM, Blogger E-Book Reader Devices said...

Tumi aar item pele na bapu. Dimer item to sob bangali i jane. tumi na hoy amader kichu american desert banate guide koro.

Opekkhay roilam


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