Thursday, May 17, 2007

Dimer Devil or Devilled Eggs Bengali style


I have been having trouble with blogger lately. It would just not let me upload any photographs. Not being very blog-savvy, I have been struggling with this for a couple of weeks now. I haven’t figured out what is wrong but do find using firefox instead of IE allows me to at least post to my much-neglected blog.


Bikeler jol-khabar or The Evening Snack on weekends had always been something to look forward to as I was growing up. My mother being a working mom of her generation, would usually cook something yummy for our family snack. Then the adults would sit down for their evening cuppa and the kids would attack the goodies. I hardly remember a weekend when we did not have friends or family over for at least one day. I really miss that here in the US. Everyone always seems so busy, it is very rare that I am surprised with an evening knock on the door from a friend or neighbor without calling in advance. So I thought of making something "jol-khabar"-ish for the family and relive some old happy memories.


Ingredients:

4 hard boiled eggs

4 -5 large potatoes boiled and mashed. (Needs to be enough to cover 8 egg halves)

2 red chillies (add more if your taste buds allow)

1 large onion, sliced.

2 cups besan or pakora mix

salt to taste

oil for deep frying


Method:

Fry the red chillies and keep aside

Mash the potatoes and red chillies together. Add salt to taste.

Fry the onion slices till they turn brown and mix well with the potato-chillies

Cut the boiled eggs into half lengthwise. (Back in India this is usually prepared using the whole, egg, I decided to reduce our egg-intake for the snack) Cover each egg-half with the potatoes as shown in the photo below.


Add a little water to make a batter with the besan. This should form a thick coating so don’t add too much water.

Dip the egg-potato ovals into the besan paste and coat well.

Deep fry in the pre-heated oil.




Enjoy with some ketchup or in my case home-made tomato-achar.

On a side note: I was surprised to find something called Devilled Eggs here in USA and how different it was from the Bengali version of Devilled Eggs. I love the American version too, but that I'll make some time later.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Asha said...

That is one delicious Indian style devilled eggs SJ:))

May 17, 2007 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

Thanks Asha!

May 17, 2007 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Sia said...

try loading pictures using photobucket or flickr SJ. once u upload ur pictures in one if these sites u can simply copy and paste the readymade html code u get. the picture quality is also better than blogger as blogger compresses the pixel size. i would suggest u to use photobucket as flickr is banned in middle east countries. i am not able to upload pics in blogger using firefox too. if u need more details, just dropp me a line:)
oh...by the way dimer devil looks awesome.

May 18, 2007 at 2:02 AM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

I love Dimer Devil and these look perfect. So did you try "Blog This" from Picasa ? Try taking Sia's advice, use PhotoBucket

May 18, 2007 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

Also send your Blog to Food Blog desam and then it will get listed in the RSS aggregator. That way a lot of people will be aware about your posts. Check Dining Hall for more info

May 18, 2007 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger mallurecipes said...

good snack,
will try this.
Thanks!!

May 19, 2007 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger sra said...

Hi SJ, came over from Dining Hall to commiserate with you. I'm using Flickr but am hoping that's a temporary solution. I'm not tech-savvy either, so don't want to download Firefox in case it does something to my computer.
But the way, just bought potol. Noticed that was your previous dish!

May 21, 2007 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger sra said...

Oh, I meant to tell you I originally used Picasa, but the pic disappeared overnight!

May 21, 2007 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Vini K said...

Hey SJ,this is exactly what one of my friends,incidentally also a Bengali,made it when she invited us for dinner long time ago..yummm!

May 25, 2007 at 4:14 AM  
Blogger Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is very different recipe....Looking great....Nice idea....

May 29, 2007 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

Hi mallurecipes, Sukanya Ramkumar, thanks!

Hi Sra, left you a message on your blog. Hope you have been able to work around the problem.

Hi ViniK, yes most Bengali households make this or something similar. Now you can try it yourself! :-)

May 30, 2007 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Rahul said...

wonderful, was looking for dimer devil recipes and came accross ur blog, by the way in my house dimer devil was made using egg whites and bread crumbs rather than besan and sometimes with keema

July 11, 2007 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Sharmi said...

hi Did not know on which recipe to comment. these devilled eggs look so pretty. lovely recipe to try.

July 23, 2007 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Neel said...

Wonderful recipe. I was about to make one today and stumbled upon your blog while browsing .Thanks for sharing the recipe and memories.

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