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Kanta Biswas

This recipe was sent in by Kanta Biswas from India

In India we make egg curries in different ways and call them by different names. Egg curry is quite popular among non-vegetarians and eggitarians. This is a type of egg curry where egg is cooked with potato and the gravy is thick, a little spicy. This is a very simple recipe. (Egg is considered non-veg in India.)

Kanta Biswas

Alu Dimer Kasha

The finished dish


  • 2 eggs (hard-boiled)
  • 1 potato (medium-sized)
  • Mustard oil (olive oil or sunflower oil)
  • A pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large green chilli - chopped
  • A pinch of ginger paste/powder
  • 1 onion (about 25 gm)
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Garam Masala powder (optional) – ½ teaspoon
  • Water


1. Hard-boil the eggs and then shell them.
2. Cut the potato into small cubes.
3. Chop 1/3 of the onion finely. Grate the rest.
4. Heat mustard oil until the smell goes.
5. Sauté the eggs till they turn golden and put them to one side.
6. Now sauté the potatoes till they turn golden and put them to one side.
7. Add the bay leaf, cumin seeds, green chilli to the oil.
8. Add the chopped garlic, ginger and onion and fry over low heat. Stir fry on a low heat for 3 or 4 minutes
9. Add the potato cubes.
10. Add the turmeric powder and stir.
11. Add salt and stir well so that everything gets mixed well.
12. Add some water.
13. Now add the eggs and cover the pan with a lid and boil until potatoes are cooked and softened and the gravy becomes thick.

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    Noelia, Barcelona

    Lou G, England
    Simplicity is the art of life...Well done Kanta, and thanx very much...will try next weekend - might add a few cuts of Ladies fingers (Okra) to that - mmmmm yummieLou

    Sanja, Serbia
    perfect! I like to learn and make more dishes from India and other contri from world.

    Hi guys! I live in Beverly Hills but I love curries really much. Such a delicious food with all finest tastes: spicy, sweet, salty,..

    Sabrina, Italy
    Wow! I've heard of beef or chicken curries but egg..never! I will make 1 for my cousin's birthday.He loves curries really much !

    Ata-ur-Rehman Gul, Pakistan
    i think, it`s very different receipe, i`ll try it very soon

    Kanta, India
    Hi Everybody,It is my pleasure that you like the recipe. I did not know that in many countries egg is cooked in a similar way. I would like to know what it is called in Morocco. And,Nairuz, can you please share your recipe of Bazeen?Thank you all very much.

    Shokrea, Iran
    I like to learn more about different recipes from INDIA THANKS

    Ludmila, Russia
    Hi! I've already made this tasty dish! It was really delicious and its flavour was something fantastic! Thank you for your recipe.

    Hi,I also like the recipe but I generally use onion paste.Yummy!

    Miku Hatsune, Japan
    Thanks for posting this magnificent recipe. it's so tasty that i want to eat right away.

    Nagi Sanzenin, Japan
    I'm so surprised! My chef has made 1 for dinner but he doesn't remember its' name(he said it was Shara Kasa or something like that). Thanks for posting

    Sidahmed Algeria
    Hi ,it looks very tasty thanks a lot for that ,i'm going to prepare it soon , so i'm looking forward from you .

    we have this recipe in Libyan cuisine as well called Bazeen .it tastes delicious .the only differencce that we add meat to it .

    Afiz, India
    Hi guys, This Egg curry is really tasty and healthy. It won't take much time to prepare and I am sure that every one would like it.

    Kanta, India
    Hi everybody!Thank you very much for your comments.Take care.

    Khadija, Morocco
    It looks like a famous moroccan meal, as Bouchra said, it's really delicious with some bread.

    Bashir, Bangladesh
    I like it.Its tasty food.I also cook this curry.

    Sunna, China
    i think this food must very delicious ,so i decide when i get home, i must try cook it by myself !thx!

    Phani Ananthoju, India
    its very healthy and delicious dish

    Djahida T, Algeria
    It looks simple and delicious but different from the Algerian cuisine, thank you Kanta

    Maria, Greece
    I certainly don't have everything needed right now but I shall try this dish.Sounds interesting!Thank you!

    Soma Guha, India
    thats realy tasty and its a very populer dish among bengalis.

    Bouchra, Morocco
    thanks a lot kanta, we also in morocco, we have this recipe, it's almost prepared with the same ingredients.

    Sudhir Kumar Karna
    Yes,the egg curry tastes very good.We can make this recipe more spicy by adding some coriander,cumin and red chili powder.


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