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How to make bengali Dim Posto - 2

Dim Posto

Madhushree Basu Roy
Bengali egg curry with boiled eggs and poppy seed paste
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali
Servings 4 people


  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 4 tbsp poppy seed paste
  • 1/2 cup mustard oil you will probably not need that much
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2- 4 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 medium sized oions finely sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder


  • Make long 4- 5 slits on each egg. Smear them with salt and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder.
  • In a kadai, take 1.5 tbsp of mustard oil and gently fry the eggs till they have a mild golden colour.
  • Take the eggs out and keep aside.
  • In the same kadai, add nigella seeds and 2 green chillies. fry them till the onions have softened and have browned on the edges.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of turmeic powder and 4 tbsp of poppy seed paste to this. Keep the heat low and mix the onions and the turmeric powder.
  • Bring the heat to a medium and stir for half a minute. Add a cup of warm water and salt to taste and let it simmer. Add the eggs to this and coat the eggs with the poppy seed paste.
  • Then add 2 tbsps of mustard oil and a few split green chillies. Stir gently and then cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Once it is done, remove the cover and stir. Check you seasoning and add some more mustard oil if you want.
  • Turn off the heat and serve dim posto with steamed rice.
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