Sorshe posto dim or eggs in mustard and poppy seeds.
Eggs are easy to cook and always available. Whenever I want to cook in a hurry eggs are there for rescue.
But it will be boring if we have to cook onion tomato gravy everytime. So here is a delicious curry recipe with some different spices. Mustard and poppy seeds or sorse/sarso posto/khaskhas curry. The recipe is from Bengali cuisine. Very easy, quick, spicy and tasty.
Eggs are not only delicious, they are extremely nutritious too. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and provide essential nutrients.
With high quality protein its provide vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
I have made this egg curry with potato. Potatoes makes the curry more yummy.
Eggs – 2 -3
Potato – 1 large
Mustard powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon
Poppy seeds or khaskhas/posto – 2 teaspoon
Tomato – 1 chopped
Green chilli – 3 – 4
Garlic cloves – 3
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Nigella seeds or Kalonji – 1/4 teaspoon
Mustard oil – 2 tablespoon
Peel and chop the potato in length wise. Wash them properly.
Boil the eggs and peel them. Pierce with a knife and keep aside.
Soak the mustard powder in little water. Stir well. Make a smooth paste.
Soak poppy seeds in hot water or microwave with water for 1 minutes on high power. Let it soak for 1/2 an hour. Soaking make it easy to grind.
Now grind the poppy seeds with 2 green chilli and garlic. Make a smooth paste. Add tomato in it and grind again into a smooth and fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the nigella seed or kalonji. Then add potatoes. Fry till the potatoes starts to change it’s colour. Add the poppy seeds, green chilli, garlic and tomato paste.
Saute and add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Saute till oil leaves the sides.
Add soaked mustard powder, mix well and add water as require to make gravy. Add the eggs and 1 -2 green chilli. Let it boil. Cover and cook on low flame until the potato becomes soft.
Remove the cover. Check and adjust the seasoning. Adjust the thickness of the gravy. You can add more water if require. I like the gravy thick.
Add 1 teaspoon mustard oil mix and switch off the flame. Adding oil at the end is optional. You can skip it if you don’t like.
Make the eggs half before serving. You can half them before frying too. Cut the eggs length wise. Or keep the eggs full if you like.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and green chilli. Serve hot with steamed rice.