Tuesday, 13 February 2018

TOMATO DHONEPATA DIYE DIMER KANCHA JHOL



I got the idea of cooking an egg curry this way some 18 years ago and from whom?..... I keep on talking about a wonder woman who has an equally / superbly talented husband.... from him. No, you will not find him anywhere near the kitchen. In fact he is the one who says I google map for the kitchen and this copy cat's antenna caught it immediately. If I tell my husband.... you know I highlighted this or that today on my blog... he would say.... S you are stealing my ideas.... Isn't it so we learn each day from the surrounding and apply those in our lives whenever required? Anyway, coming to the recipe of this Bengali style Egg Curry TOMATO DHONEPATA DIYE DIMER KANCHA JHOL, I could not replicate the actual recipe as heard so many years back. Am I no more in touch with that person that I could not ask for the recipe? That cannot happen ever.... certain relationships are unbreakable, they are meant to stay forever ..... It is for this couple that my husband stayed in the comfort and warmth of a home in a situation when he may have had to stay in a boy's hostel and survive on vada pao. Such relationships I keep at the top, consider sacred! Then why did not I send a message to him for the recipe? I felt shy really to bother a person who is busy and has to keep many delicate affairs on his head. If I ask him about the recipe, he has to call his mother and sister in Kolkata for it.... that seems so silly. I message him on lazy Sundays to complain about the senior, he stops me saying you are married to a very genuine person S, do not complain.... he does not miss the chance to play pranks on my man either... haha. There is another reason too.... he used to say this recipe of TOMATO DHONEPATA DIYE DIMER KANCHA JHOL is his family recipe who hail from East Bengal..... Chutu... his wife's family is of West Bengal origin.... Chutu's mother is an excellent cook.... my husband swears on her Tandoori Chicken.... while Chutu's husband's mother cooked the best "Thorer Ghonto"according to our another friend from school, Subhra. So better I rely on my memory for this dish of TOMATO DHONEPATA DIYE DIMER KANCHA JHOL. This Mumbaikar couple hailing from Kolkata are very private person, they may not like me going public about them but I will. The genius never had the habit of bragging, we know he was the roommate of the present Google CEO for a year. He never said "we were so good friends you know T & S".... instead he said "we did not gel well actually". We believe he need not brag either... he is no less in quality. Each year there are toppers from each department of the IIT or elsewhere who flourish.... What makes him so different? The man at this home says... he is humble, down to the earth to the core and far beyond any kind of text books... a living Encyclopaedia.... but like Sherlock Holmes... only in his areas of interest. I dedicate this dish to a couple who did not behave like Valentines even after their marriage, never craved for privacy but were true guardians to some bachelor dears and to a flying, touch the ground and go friend like my T. I am emotionally indebted to the couple who are blessed with a daughter.

Imagine a pot of boiling water and you throw in few spices, slitted green chillies, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander, boiled eggs and it gets cooked.... this was what he told me so far I can remember. Why did I not disclose his name  today? I will do it when I share his wife's recipe one day..... it is she who cooked and fed my husband for days, months..... I indeed believe family is not only blood. You will not see us attending parties every other day but we have some really good ones around the world! This dish of an yum, Bengali style egg curry TOMATO DHONEPATA DIYE DIMER KANCHA JHOL is not a Valentine's Day kind of, nor a Maha Shivratri special one! Indeed I am fasting without water and will break fast only at night after offering the dancing Lord "dudh... jol.... shabu-kola"..... Its ok to say Valentine's Day is not a part of Indian culture, even rape is not! If some are more interested in booking people peacefully celebrating Valentine's Day instead of booking the rapists / honour killers .... stubborns like me will not share "shorbot" recipe either, neither place a heart shaped sandesh on a plate and share. There is indeed a CNY special recipe to be shared next day that everyone can prepare in their kitchen. Since I forgot the detailed recipe of it, I went ahead with my version of this quick, easy scrumptious egg curry and served it with cumin / jeera flavoured turmeric rice and some salad. Egg is a favourite with the husband, the son too have it without complain, this lady too prefers an egg curry than those too frozen "desher mach".... if only the egg was duck egg.... the yolk of duck eggs tastes heavenly in Indian curries.... chicken eggs are to have boiled, fried, poaches, omelettes.....

You may click the below headings for few of my other Egg Recipes already shared on blog!

BENGAL EGG CURRY

KOLHAPURI DRY EGG CURRY

OMELETTE WRAPPED FRIED RICE

I am sincerely thankful to the extremely well crafted, the versatile blogger friend Navaneetham Krishnan... who blogs at nava-k.com for helping me out with the process of  adding links of different recipes on blog!





INGREDIENTS :

Egg : 5-7
Tomato : 1medium [washed, chopped]
Coriander Leaves : 1 small cup [wash, root removed, chopped]
Green Chilli : 2-3 [washed, slitted]
Onion : 1 medium [peeled, washed, sliced]
Cumin Seed : 2-3 pinch
Cumin Powder : 1/3tsp
Coriander Powder : 1/2tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 11/2tsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder : 1/3tsp
Cinnamon Powder : 2-3pinch
Green Cardamom Powder : 2-3pinch
Cloves Powder : A pinch
Turmeric Powder : 1tsp
Bay Leaf : 1
Salt : As Required
Oil : 2tbsp

METHOD :

Wash the eggs carefully and boil in enough water adding little salt. Once cool, de shell... wash again and apply some salt.

We have the boiled eggs, sliced onion, chopped corianders, cubed tomatoes and slitted green chillies ready on the kitchen top.




Heat oil in a wok and temper with cumin seeds and the bay leaf. Add the sliced onion to the wok and stir fry for sometime till golden brown.



Add 11/2 coffee mug of water to the wok. Add salt, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, both kinds of red chilli powders and tomatoes to it and stir. Cover and bring to boil.



Let the curry boil at low heat till the tomato pieces are tender.... we will not allow the gravy to dry. Add more water if required.

Now add the boiled eggs, chopped corianders, slitted green chillies, cinnamon... green cardamom and cloves powders to the boiling curry. Give a stir and let boil for another 2 minutes.




Once done, transfer to a serving bowl. We had it fresh and hot with Jeera Rice and salad!




2 comments :

  1. Egg curry, or egg by itself is always a favourite in my house. Tell me about the number of eggs I buy weekly. Lovely curry. Bookmarked.

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    1. Thank you Navaneetham... same with the man of this house...

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