Thursday, 6 March 2014

Dim Er Baati Chorchori (Eggs cooked with Potato)

Baati Chorchori is a dish from Bengali Cuisine...Baati Chorchori, literally translates to,"Cooking in a Bowl." The idea is to add in all the veggies and the spices  and a little water and cover and cook. The steam generated cooks the veggies & soft fishes like Mourola,Hilsa & shrimps & eggs.

Dim er Baati Chorchori is a dish in which eggs are cooked with Potatoes...

Hard-boiled eggs:4 
Finely chopped onion:1,large
Garlic:6-7 cloves,finely chopped, 
Ginger:1 medium-sized,finely chopped/ginger paste:1 tsp  
Green chillies:2-3,chopped  
Tomato:1,medium sized 
Potato:2-3,medium,cut into long stripes 
Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp 
Red chilli powder:1/4 tsp
Salt to taste 
Fresh corianderleaves:2 tsp,chopped 
Mustard oil:3-4 tbsp


Heat mustard oil in a nonstick pan and fry the potatoes till they turn golden brown.

Remove potatoes & fry onions till they change colour.

After the onions turn translucent, add the chopped garlic, ginger and green chillies.
Add the sliced tomato when they are nicely stir-fried,

Add the fried potatoes back into the pan and stir. 

Finally add the boiled eggs.

Mash the eggs into large chunks. 

Coat the eggs nicely in the masala and keep stirring till they disintegrate. 

Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt, followed by a little water. 

Stir and close lid. 

After 2-3 minutes, open lid and check consistency. 

It should have a mashed look.  

Finish it off by sprinkling some fresh, chopped coriander leaves and a little mustard oil. 

Remove from fire and serve it either with rice or roti.

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