Dim Posto Curry | Egg Curry with Poppy Seeds Paste

Dim posto, Egg curry with poppy seeds paste, Egg curry in poppy seeds gravy

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.

Dim posto, Egg curry with poppy seeds paste, Egg curry in poppy seeds gravy

Egg posto is one of my comfort side dish with rice. Traditionally this curry is cooked with mustard oil and a very less quantity of turmeric and chili powder. Though chili powder is optional you can skip it. I have tried many variations of this recipe. But this works best.

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 paste can be a challenge. As traditionally people use a stone mortar and grinding stone to make this. But nowadays it is not used in most homes. So I would suggest soaking the poppy seeds in warm water for 1-2 hour. And then grind them with the small blending jar. Also, you can add some salt while blending. It will even make the process easier.

This delicious side dish serves best with steamed rice. It can also be enjoyed with chapati, paratha, naan or even pulao.

Dim posto, Egg curry with poppy seeds paste, Egg curry in poppy seeds gravy
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Dim Posto Curry/Egg Curry with Poppy Seeds Paste

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.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cuisine Indian
Servings2
Author Geetanjali

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

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.

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Dim posto, Egg curry with poppy seeds paste, Egg curry in poppy seeds gravy

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