ডিম কষা | Egg Curry | Bengali Dim Kosha Recipe for a quick meal DIm Kosha Bengali Egg Curry Recipe

Dim Kosha | Bengali Egg Curry Recipe

ডিম কষা | Egg Curry | Bengali Dim Kosha Recipe for a quick meal

Easy Egg Recipes Deviled EggsIf there has to be one recipe that can be called as the stepping stone to Bengali cuisine, then it has to be Dim Kosha or spicy Egg Curry that every Bengali loves having with parboiled rice or porota aka fried Indian flatbreads. 

Every family has its own kosha dimer jhol recipe. While the basics would be same, like hard boiled eggs served in a thick and spicy onion-tomato-ginger-garlic gravy. What differs would be the spices and some other knick-knacks!

For instance, my dimer kosha recipe has less onion and garlic. In terms of spices, I use my own homemade Bengali Garam Masala powder which, needless to say, adds my signature style to the dish. 

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Egg Kosha in Bengali style vs Dimer Jhol recipe

Bengali Dim Kosha recipe Another variant of this Dim Kosha would be Dimer Jhol or as it is normally known as Dimer Dalna, very popular as an everyday Bengali recipe.

A Dalna is usually a curry that is light, mildly spicy, a bit runny and has cubed potatoes in it along with the primary ingredient, that being the eggs here. In most cases, such dalnas would be no-onion, no-garlic recipes.

My 5-Minutes Quick Paneer Curry Recipe is essentially a Dalna, or as we would normally call it Chana’r Dalna, where Chana means Paneer. Again, let me clear that traditional Chana’r Dalna would include Paneer or Chana Koftas, instead of cubed paneer.

 

The wildly popular Kanchkolar Kofta | Bengali Green Banana Kofta Curry Recipe is another example of classic dalna, which would often include a gravy made with ginger-tomato-cumin seeds paste.

Orange Pulao Recipe Rice Dish Recipes
Orange Pilaf or Komola Pulao

Let’s come back to the Egg Curry recipe that I am about to share with you today. This Dim Kosha can be superbly paired with Pulao or Fried Rice as a spicy side-dish. You can always make Basanti Pulao or Bengali Mishti Pulao to go with this.

If you want to amp up the dinner table a bit, then go for Orange Pilaf or Komola Pulao!

 

 

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ডিম কষা | Egg Curry | Bengali Dim Kosha Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

If there has to be one recipe that can be called as the stepping stone to Bengali cuisine, then it has to be Dim Kosha or spicy Egg Curry that every Bengali loves having with parboiled rice or porota aka fried Indian flatbreads. 

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Egg Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Non vegetarian Recipe
Servings: 2 People
Ingredients
  • 4 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Onion Large - Finely Chopped
  • 1,½ inches Ginger Grated
  • 3 Tomatoes Medium - Pureed
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • Salt to Taste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder Kashmiri Variant - For colour
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • ¾ tsp Bengali Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ tsp Dried Fenugreek leaves or Kasuri Methi
  • ¼ cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter Optional
  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar
Instructions
  1. Peel the hard boiled eggs and give them shallow slits lengthwise with a knife.

  2. Heat Mustard Oil in a pan and drop a pinch of Turmeric Powder in the oil as it heats.

  3. As the oil heats up, drop the eggs and fry them till golden. Once they are done, take them out and keep them aside.

  4. In the same oil, add the sugar and allow this to melt and turn a bit dark.

  5. After that add the finely chopped Onion, grated ginger and garlic. Fry them on medium-high heat till they turn white. Now, add the pureed Tomatoes, green chilies slit in halves and powdered spices like Turmeric powder, Salt, Red Chili powder, Garam Masala powder and ketchup. Fry this spice mix till it turns dark brown and leaves an oily streak at the edges.

  6. Now, add back the fried eggs and give it a gentle stir. Add a cup of water or so and make the gravy as per your needs.

  7. Add the dried Fenugreek leaves after crushing them a bit between your palms and chopped Coriander leaves. Allow this to simmer for couple of minutes before turning the heat off.

  8. Serve with the drizzle of Ghee. This is completely optional.

 

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