Cook's Hideout: Dimer Dalna (Bengali Egg & Potato Curry)

November 24, 2012

Dimer Dalna (Bengali Egg & Potato Curry)

My theme for the fourth and final week of Blogging marathon# 22 is "Bookmarked Recipes" for this month's themes. Today's recipe is a Bengali dish that is a quick and easy egg curry for those days when there is little time to cook and the fridge is practically empty.

Recipe for this Dimer Dalna is from PreeOccupied. My post is also going to be quick and short, since we are at my cousin's house for the weekend.
Eggs - 3, boiled and peeled (Martha Stewart's tip for perfectly boiled eggs: add cold eggs to cold water making sure that the water is at least 1" over the eggs. Bring water to a boil, turn off the heat, cover and set the timer to 13 minutes. Once done, remove the hot water and rinse with cold water. Peel and use)
Onions - 1 large, chopped
Tomatoes - 2, chopped
Potato - 1, peeled and chopped
Green Peas - 1/2 cup 
Green Chilies - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Ground Coriander - 1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin - 1/2tsp
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4tsp
Salt - to taste

  •  Heat oil in a saute pan, add the bay leaf, onions and green chilies. Saute until onions are lightly browned.
  • Add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add all the dry masalas and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Next add the tomatoes, green peas and salt; cook until they turn mushy, about 3-4minutes. Finally add the eggs and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve with rice or roti.
 Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for BM# 22.



  1. Love those pictures Pavani, egg masalas are really so quick and easy to resort when you are in a hurry. Thanks for the recipe, will check out soon ...always on the lookout of egg recipes

  2. great clicks,Pavani! Its actually making me hungry right now :)

  3. mouthwatering recipe...looks amazing, nice one. I am bit biased towards eggs as compared to potatoes though

  4. That's a beutiful pic, Pavani. The colour is so captivating.

  5. I am huge fan <3 however after the marriage my kitchen only allows eggs for baking :)

  6. Who will resist to this fabulous curry,mouthwatering here.

  7. Egg curries are always so enticing to me. Looks yum, Pavani

  8. I wanted to make aloo dalna for this theme but coudn't. Nice pics Pavani :)

  9. That realy a mouthwatering curry Pavani perfect with rice yummm.


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