Dimer chop or egg devil.
Kolkata is famous for it’s street food. And dimer chop or egg devil is one of them .You can get it in almost every street side food stalls.
Deviled eggs are known as stuffed eggs. Hard boiled eggs shelled, cut in half and filled with the yolk with mayonnaise and mustard etc. These eggs are usually served cold.
But these Kolkata style dimer chop or devilled eggs are hard boiled eggs, covered with a spicy potato or ground meat mixture, egg washed or dipped in flour batter, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried. A very delicious and filling snack. Something like nargisi kofta without gravy.
Why this yummy fried eggs are called devilled eggs ?
The word derives from the association with the demon who dwells in hell 😀
No, this word was used to describe a highly seasoned dish. Now devilled word is used for food grilled or fried after coating with breadcrumbs. I think that’s why this delicious appetizer called devilled eggs 😀
Here is the recipe of a very popular delicacy of Bengal.
Usually it made with spicy ground meat and potatoes. But I have made it with only potatoes. To get the exact taste of dimer chop of street side stalls don’t forget to sprinkle black salt before serving.
Eggs – 4 hard boiled
Potatoes – 4 large boiled
Onions – 2 large finely chopped
Green chilli – 2 Finley chopped
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Chat masala – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Roasted spices powder – 1 teaspoon, optional
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tablespoon
Egg – 1 beaten with little salt and pepper
All purpose flour/maida – 1/2 cup or as require
Oil for deep fry
Breadcrumbs – 1 cup or as require
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon
Black salt to sprinkle
Peel the hard boiled eggs. Cut them lengthwise and sprinkle little salt and pepper. Keep them aside.
Peel and mash the potatoes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and green chilli. Fry till the onion becomes light brown. Add garlic paste and grated ginger. Saute till the raw smell goes away.
Add mashed potatoes,salt and all the spices.
For roasted spices dry roast 2 tablespoon cumin seeds, 2 tablespoon coriander seeds, 4-5 cardamom, 4 cloves, 1-2 dry red chilli. Let it cool down. Grind and store in a airtight container for later use.
If you want to use ground meat then reduce the potatoes and add it before adding the potatoes. Add sufficient water to boil the meat. When it cooked and dried up completely add the potatoes.
Or you can cook the ground or minced meat with little salt and turmeric then add before potatoes. You don’t need to add water in it. Just reduce the amount of potatoes.
Mix well. Saute for few minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add chopped coriander leaves, mix and switch off the flame. Let the mixture cool down.
Take two plates. Spread all purpose flour/maida in one plate. And spread the breadcrumbs in another.
Take a piece of egg. Cover it with potato mixture. Half egg should be covered from all the sides. Shape it as a full egg with your palm.
Roll in all purpose flour/maida then dip in beaten egg. You can use a batter of all purpose flour/maida, cornflour and water instead of beaten egg. I have used beaten egg with little salt and pepper.
Now roll it on breadcrumbs and place it on a plate. Make all the four dimer chop or egg devil like this. Keep in refrigerator for an hour.
Heat sufficient oil in a wok or kadahi. Slide the dimer chop gently in the hot oil.
Fry from all the sides. When it turns golden brown remove from the oil.
Sprinkle little black salt. Serve hot with kasundi/tangy mustard sauce or any sauce of your choice.
Enjoy the Kolkata style hot crispy dimer chop or egg devil .