Dim posto curry/Egg curry with poppy seeds paste is a popular Bengali recipe, made with boiled egg, poppy seed paste and some basic Indian spices easily available in any kitchen pantry. The soft-boiled eggs in a creamy poppy seeds gravy with a touch of spices is a treat to taste buds. This scrumptious egg curry will be definitely your go-to recipe if you are of fond of eggs.
The garam masala powder used here is my homemade one. You can check that or you can also use whatever is available with you.
While using poppy seeds, do make sure they are fresh or else it will make the taste bitter. And the paste has to be silky smooth. To get a smooth poppy seeds
This delicious side dish serves best with steamed rice. It can also be enjoyed with chapati, paratha, naan or even pulao.
Dim Posto Curry/Egg Curry with Poppy Seeds Paste
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 250 ML )
- 4 eggs, boiled and peeled , boiled and peeled
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 green cardamoms
- 2 cloves
- 1 cinnamon (approx 2 inches long)
- 1 medium onion grated
- 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
- 2 tbsp tomato chopped
- 4 tbsp poppy seeds paste
- 1 dry red chili
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1 cup hot water or add less
- Heat 2 tbsp mustard oil in a pan. Add boiled eggs and a pinch of turmeric powder. The turmeric will give it a nice color. Saute for 1 minute or until they are slightly golden. Then set them aside.
- Add remaining oil followed by green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and dry red chili. Saute for some seconds or until you get a nice aroma.
- Add remaining oil followed by sugar. Once sugar starts caramelizing add green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and dry red chili. Saute for some seconds.
- Add grated onion. Saute until onion turns golden.
- Once done add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, and chili powder. Saute for 2 minutes or until the raw smell of ginger-garlic goes.
- Add chopped tomato, salt, and cumin powder. Saute 2 minutes more over medium flame or until the tomatoes get mushy.
- Add fried egg. Saute for a minute.
- Add a cup of water and stir well. Cover the lid and cook for another minute.
- Now add poppy seeds paste. Stir well and cover and cook for 7-8 minutes over low to medium flame or until the rawness of poppy seeds goes away.
- Once done add chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with steaming hot rice or chapati.