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Calcutta Style DIMER(EGG) DEVIL recipe


A forgotten delicacy of Kolkata which is loved by and made in several Bengali households, Dimer Devil or Egg Devil has a place of its own when it comes to good food! It is a complete treat for eggetarians or egg lovers who want to indulge in a filling snack. Not only is it filled with flavor, it’s texture is what gives it the unique identity. Crispy from the outside, it has two layers on the inside, one is mushy with the potatoes and one is soft with the boiled egg. Do you picture it? Does it make you want to make one and eat right away? Then, keep reading this blog to know how our mother makes the authentic egg devil at home that everyone can’t get enough of! She used to make this as a signature snack for our birthday parties, her kitty parties, gatherings and special occasions. When it comes to cooking Bengali food, be it snacks or main course, my mother has perfected many authentic recipes. One such recipe is the Egg devil, cabin style.


Let us learn how to make it at home:

INGREDIENTS: (For 4 pieces)

Boiled Eggs – 4
Boiled Potatoes- 3
Green Chillies- 2
Garlic- 7-8 cloves
Ginger- 1
Salt- to taste
Maida/Rice Flour/Corn Powder- 100gms approx
Chaat Masala (Optional)
White Oil/Mustard Oil

1. Make a semi paste of the ginger, garlic and chillies together. You can use a mixer for this or do it manually.
2. Fry this in white oil or mustard oil for 1-2 minutes.
3. Drop the boiled potatoes in the same Kadhai and fry till they turn golden brown.
4. After they cool down a little, mash them in the Kadhai itself and add a little salt.
5. Slit the eggs in half, and sprinkle chaat masala in between them
6. Take the boiled potato mash, shape it in a round ball, put half a boiled egg or the full one inside. Tighten this to get a round shape.

7. Cover this with Maida, rice powder or corn flour (whatever is available with you).
8. Deep fry this in hot sunflower oil or Mustard Oil.

9. Serve with Kashundi, Sauce or Chutney.
10. Enjoy it hot!

It might seem complicated, this snack recipe, but trust me, once you take the effort to make it, you would want to make this snack again and again. Go ahead, try it out and let us know if you did.



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