Chocolate Coconut Sandesh 

May Maa Durga empower you and your family with her nine swaroopa of Name, Fame, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti & Shakti. Happy Navratras. And have a blessed Durga Puja.

Chocolate coconut sandesh. A sweet made of soft and smooth coconut mixture and crisp chocolate.Bengali’s love sweets and Durga Puja is the perfect time for sweets. So spread happiness with this delicious and easy to make sweet recipe.

Durga Puja is the one of the most famous festival celebrated in West Bengal  in honor of Goddess Durga during the period of Navaratri
This festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon. Mahishasura.  Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil.

In Bengal, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Durgotinashini, the destroyer of evil and the protector of her devotees.
Durga Puja or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu Goddess Devi Durga.

Durga Puja is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September-October) and commemorates Prince Rama’s invocation of the goddess before going to war with the demon king Ravana.
This autumnal ritual was different from the conventional Durga Puja, which is usually celebrated in the springtime.

So, this Puja is also known as Akal-bodhan or out-of-season  worship. Thus goes the story of Lord Rama, who first worshipped the Mahishasura Mardini or the slayer of the buffalo-demon, by offering 108 blue lotuses and lighting 108 lamps, at this time of the year.

In this festival serve your guests a different and delicious sweet. Chocolate coconut sandesh. I have mixed coconut with kid’s favourite chocolate to make a lip-smacking sweet.

Coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that have multiple health benefits.
Coconut tree was called Kalpa vriksha in Sanskrit. The tree that supplies all that is needed to live.In ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.

In India one of the most common offerings in a temple is coconut. Coconut plays a vital role in all puja rituals. The coconut is a satvic fruit. It is sacred, pure, clean, and health giving, endowed with several properties.

Enjoy this auspicious occasion with this delicious chocolate coconut sandesh.


Shredded coconut – 1 cup

Paneer/cottage cheese – 1 cup

Sugar – 1/4 cup or to taste

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Dark chocolate – as require. I have used 1/2 morde chocolate bar

Ghee/clarified butter or butter for greasing the moulds.


Mix paneer/cottage cheese, coconut and sugar. Add less sugar, taste after mixing and add more if require. Mix well with you finger tips. Make a smooth mixture.

Heat a nonstick or heavy bottom pan. Cook the coconut mixture on low flame. Keep stirring. Cook until the mixture dried up. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool down. Make it smooth again. You can use your grinder or blender to make it smooth. I have ground it.

We have to set it in moulds. You can use any moulds whatever you have. I have used small chocolate moulds for bite sized sandesh and some muffins moulds for large size.

Melt the chocolate in double boiler or in microwave. Microwave for 30-40 second on high power stir if require microwave some more seconds. Stir with a spoon to check. It shouldn’t be burn. After melting stir it well.

Now take the greased moulds. Pour 1 teaspoon coconut paneer/cottage cheese mixture. Set and level with a spoon or your finger tips. Press gently. Pour 1 teaspoon melted chocolate over it. Make it flat and even with a spoon.

Keep the moulds in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Demould on a plate. Serve chilled. Always keep the remaining sweets in refrigerator. Chocolate will melt if you keep it in room temperature.

Coconut paneer/cottage cheese mixture have a soft smooth texture and chocolate is crisp.
Enjoy the soft and crunchy taste.

Cucumber Apple Smoothie 

Navaratri festival is just around the corner. And many of you  observe fast these days. Smoothie is perfect for fasting days. Filing and yummy.
Dairy free low calorie cucumber apple smoothie. Perfect for health conscious people too. 

Do you want a glowing skin? Then add this smoothie with your daily breakfast. 

It is an easy way to get rid of oiliness in skin and leaves you with a glow. 

The older you get, the fewer antioxidants you have in your skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage. Cucumbers can help restore some of these.  Cucumbers are a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging. It  can resolves many skin problems and ensures healthy and younger looking skin.

And low calorie vitamins enriched cucumber keeps us hydrated and cool. It helps  in digestion, stabilize blood pressure and good for diabetic. 

Its lowers the uric acid levels and keep the kidneys healthy. They also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral. And also have anti-cancer properties.

This smoothie has apple too. Apple is extremely rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. 

The recipe is very simple. Just blend both add some flavour of your choice. I have used cinnamon but If you don’t like it you can use mint or any other flavour. Make it sweet or salty, both are yummy. You can add small spinach leaves or tomato too.



Cucumber – 1

Apple – 1

Cinnamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon 

Lemon – 1/2

Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon 

Honey or salt to taste 

Ice cube as require, optional 


Peel and chop the apple and cucumber. Taste the cucumber, it shouldn’t be bitter. 

Combine everything. You can add few small spinach leaves or 1 chopped tomato too. If you are using salt add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper powder too. You can use rock salt if you want to take it in fasting days.

 Blend everything until smooth and frothy. Add lemon juice and mix well. Taste and add more lemon juice if require. If you don’t like cinnamon you can use mint leaves or any flavour of your choice. 

Pour the mixture in your favourite glass. Add ice cubes. 

Garnish with cucumber, apple and lemon wedges. Serve chilled .

Stuffed Potato 

Stuffed potato. 

Very delicious kid’s favourite dish. Do you think potatoes are fattening. No its not. If it cooked in the right way, potatoes can be as healthy as other vegetables. 

Potatoes are very good source of vitamin B6,  potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber and pantothenic acid.

And the skin of potatoes contains more nutrients than the rest of the potato. So try to cook the potatoes with skin. Try out this stuffed potatoes with skin and enjoy the delicious taste. 

You can use the cheese as much as you like. I have made some with very little cheese and some so cheesy. Both are yummy. 

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is stuffed veggies. And I have chosen potato. 

Potatoes stuffed with a mouthwatering onion, garlic, tomato and paneer/cottage cheese stuffing. A perfect starter for party.



Potatoes – 4 large size 

Onions – 2 finely chopped 

Garlic cloves – 3-4 minced 

Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon 

Paneer/cottage cheese – 1/2 cup crumbled 

Green peas – 1/2 cup frozen 

green chilli – 1-2 or as per your spice tolerance 

Salt to taste 

Tomatoes – 2 large chopped 

Capsicum – 1 chopped 

Cilantro – handful chopped 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon 

Chat masala powder – 1 teaspoon 

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon 

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon 

Tomato ketchup – 2 teaspoon 

Oil – 2-3 tablespoon 

Cheese – 2 tablespoon + for sprinkle 

oil for frying scooped potatoes

Wash the potatoes. Make them half. Don’t peel. In a large microwavable bowl microwave them with 1/8 cup water for 3-4 minutes. It should be half cook. 

Let them cool. Scoop out the potatoes carefully leaving the sides. Make the shape like a boat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over them and keep aside. 

Heat oil in a pan. Fry the scooped small pieces in it. Fry till the potatoes turned golden brown. Remove from the oil. After cooling down mash them with potato masher or hand. 

Heat the oil again. Add minced garlic, green chilli and onion. Saute till the onion becomes translucent. Add ginger, capsicum, green peas and  chopped tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes becomes mushy.

 Add salt cumin powder, chat masala powder, black pepper powder and turmeric powder. You can use red chilli powder or chilli sauce too if you like. Saute till the spices fry  well. You can add 1 -2 beaten egg if you like. Fry well. Now add crumbled paneer/cottage cheese,  mashed scooped potatoes and tomato ketchup.  Mix well. 

Let it dried up. Stir continuously. Add chopped cilantro and 2 tablespoon shredded cheese. Mix well and switch off the flame. 

Preheat the oven at 200° for 10 minutes. 

Fill the potato boats with the paneer/cottage cheese and spice mixture. Place them on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and drizzle oil over it. Use cheese as much as you like.

Bake at 200° for 15 – 20 minutes or until the colour change and the cheese melts. 

Serve hot. If you are making it for kids sprinkle double amount of cheese. They will love it. 

Enjoy the stuffed baked potato with tea or coffee.

Savoury Cake 

Savoury cake.

I have already posted a tricolour savoury semolina cake.

This time sharing some more options to make this savoury cake.  I have added oats and flax seed to make it more healthy.

Enjoy it as a tea time  snacks or satisfy your sudden hunger pangs. This delicious savoury cake is for #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is tea time snacks.

A delicious savoury cake made of Semolina/suji, oats, flax seed powder etc.

Semolina/suji keeps us full for a longer period and prevent from overeating. Its digested slowly which increases your chances of shedding fat. So you will be able to lose weight in a shorter period and maintain body weight. Its also known for boosting energy, keeps your body charged throughout the day.

Flaxseeds have so many health benefits. Flax seeds or linseeds are rich source of  Omega-3 essential fatty acids, good fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. It also have micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin B1.

It could help you improve digestion, reduce sugar cravings, fight cancer, lower cholesterol, promote weight loss, balance hormones and give you clear skin.

Oats are known as most nutritious foods. It helps in lower levels of bad cholesterol. This high-fiber food can boost your health, from protecting against diabetes to heart disease and helps in weight loss.

Eating oats daily can reduce your blood pressure several points. Fiber rich oats contains both calcium and potassium.

You can use any vegetables of your choice in it . If you don’t like curry leaves omit it and use any other flavours. Use mint, coriander, garlic whatever you like.
You can make savoury muffins too with this batter. Bake in muffins pan or cup cake moulds to get healthy and yummy savoury muffins.




Semolina or suji – 1 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1 cup

Flax seed powder – 2 tablespoon

Salt – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon – 1/2

Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Ginger – 1 inch piece grated

Green chilli – 1-2 finely chopped

Cilantro – 1/2 cup finely chopped

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Mustard seeds or rai – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 7-8 chopped

Water as require




Grind the oats with flax seed powder. If you have fresh peas boil them. I have used frozen.

In a large bowl mix semolina or suji, oats and flax seed powder, curd, salt, juice of 1/2 lemon, turmeric powder, cumin powder, shredded coconut, green peas, grated ginger, finely chopped green chilli and cilantro. Mix well. Add water as require. Don’t make it runny. Batter should be thick.

Heat oil in a pan. Add rai or mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add chopped curry leaves and switch off the flame.Mix it in the batter.

Preheat the oven at 180°.

Just before baking add the baking powder and soda. Give a good stir and pour in a loaf pan or any baking pan. You can use muffin pan too. If you are using muffins pan or cup cake moulds fill them 3/4.

Bake at 180° for 30-40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Every oven takes different time. Check after 30 minutes. If you are using muffins pan or moulds check after 20 minutes.

Serve hot or in room temperature with any sauce or chutney.

You can use any spices or flavours of your choice.

If you have idli podi or gun powder just add 2-3 tablespoon and omit the green chilli. You will get a spicy hot savoury cake.

And if your kids  like pizza flavour. Omit the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Fry 2 chopped onions and some minced garlic in the oil. Add it in the batter with 2-3 tablespoon pizza sauce, grated cheese and 2 tablespoon oregano or mixed herb. Add chill sauce or schezwan sauce if you  like it hot. And your pizza flavoured savoury cake is ready.

Add 1-2 beaten egg in the batter if you like. You can use any vegetables of your choice like mushrooms, olive, jalapeno, bell peppers etc.

You can make it at night for next day breakfast or for lunch box. Yes, its  a great tiffin option too.

Enjoy it as breakfast or tea time snacks.

Share with me your favourite flavour. I would love to hear from you.

Happy baking 😀

Oats Veg Burger 

Veg oats burger.

A healthy option for the filling of your favourite burger.

Whenever I make burgers for my children use lots of cheese, mayonnaise etc.

Mayonnaise is full of fat and has many hidden calories. Every tablespoon containing approximately 100 calories.

And there are many disadvantages of trans fat content high fat cheese, which can cause heart attacks and strokes on the long term and some cancer too.

But once in a while is okay. So I use them only when children are at home. Here is a healthy, yummy and easy filling for the burger.This post is for #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is burger filling.


I have made this for us two. So didn’t use mayonnaise, cheese etc. A very simple recipe. You can use any  spread of your choice. I am giving deep fried version and shallow fried both. Make as you like.

If you don’t want to use potatoes omit it and use soaked and grind soya granules instead. You can use any vegetables of your choice. If you have boiled sweet corn add it with green peas. Add more chilli or chilli sauce if you like it spicy. You can make the mixture one day before and keep in  refrigerator for next day.



Burger buns – 3 – 4

Boiled and mashed potatoes – 1 & 1/2 cup

Beans – 1 cup, chopped in small pieces

Onion – 2 large, chopped

Ginger – 1 inch piece grated

Garlic paste – 1 tablespoon

Green chilli – 2 -3 finely chopped

Lemon – 1/2

Salt to taste

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Paneer/cottage cheese – 1/2 cup tightly packed ,crumbled


Oats – 1/2 cup ground

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Chat masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Roasted cumin powder or roasted mixed spices powder – 1 teaspoon optional

Coriander leaves – handful chopped

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Breadcrumbs – as require

Oil for frying


For the batter 

All purpose flour or maida – 1 cup

Rice flour – 1/4 cup

Cornflour – 2 tablespoon

Salt and pepper to taste

Water as require to make a thick batter

Slices of cucumber, tomato and onion

Tomato ketchup – 1 tablespoon

Oregano or mixed herb – 1 teaspoon
Schezwan sauce – 1-2 teaspoon or to taste

Butter as require

Tamarind/imli chutney or coriander/dhania chutney




Grind 1/2 cup oats and keep aside.

Mix chopped coriander leaves and juice of 1/2 lemon with boiled and mashed potatoes.

If you don’t want to use potatoes soak soya granules in hot water or microwave with water for 2 minutes on high power. Drain the water and grind it, use instead of potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the sliced onions and finely chopped green chilli . Saute till the onion starts to change it’s colour. Add garlic paste. You can use minced garlic too. Saute till the raw smell goes away.

Add grated ginger and chopped beans and green peas. . You can add chopped carrots to if you have it. Add salt, cumin powder and mix well. You can add red chilli powder too if you like more spicy.

Cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes or until the vegetables cook well. Stir 2-3 times in-between.

Now add mashed potato mixture, chat masala powder. You can use roasted cumin powder or mixed spices powder for more flavour.

For mixed spices dry roast 2 tablespoon each of cumin and coriander seeds, 3-4 cardamom, 1 small stick cinnamon and 4 cloves. If you like it hot add 1-2 dry red chilli with it. After roasting let the mixture cool and grind them to make powder. Keep in airtight container for later use.

Mix well and saute for 1 minute more. Switch off the flame. Let the mixture cool down. Add the crumbled paneer/cottage cheese and mix well. I have used homemade fresh paneer/cottage cheese.

Add ground oats gradually. We are using it for binding. Add the oats as require. Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Make round shape patties and keep aside.

Mix all purpose flour/maida, rice flour, cornflour, salt and pepper. Add water slowly. Make a lump free, thick but flowing batter. Don’t make it runny, patties should be coated well with it.

Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate. I have made the breadcrumbs at home. Make small pieces of the breads. Microwave for 2-3 minutes on high power. Let it cool in the microwave. Grind and keep in a airtight container.

If you want to shallow fry the patties. Just roll on the breadcrumbs and shallow fry on a nonstick pan with little oil. Then you don’t need the flour batter.

For deep fry heat sufficient oil in a pan. Dip the parties in the batter, coat well from all the sides. Then roll on the breadcrumbs and fry on low flame until the parties turn brown, flip and fry the other side too. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel.

Slice the buns from middle. Spread butter on the cut sides. Heat a griddle and place the buns buttered side down. Toast them till light brown and little crisp. Remove from the pan.

In a bowl mix schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and 1 teaspoon oregano or mixed herb. You can add chilli sauce too. Mix well. Taste and adjust according to your taste.

Spread the sauce mixture on toasted side of the lower half. If you want to use mayonnaise, mix 1 teaspoon schezwan sauce with it. Place one pattie over it, place lettuce leaves if you have. I didn’t. Place sliced cucumber, tomato and onion on it.

Spread some coriander/dhania chutney or tamarind/imli chutney the toasted side of the upper half and place over the cucumber, tomato and onion slices.

If you like it spicy use extra chilli sauce or add some green chillies in coriander/dhania chutney. You can use any spread of your choice.

Serve immediately. Don’t store after assemble. It may be soggy.

Best enjoy fresh and hot.

Quick Dry Fruits Coconut Modak 

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to everyone. 

May Lord Ganesh bless you abundantly with good fortune, wisdom, prosperity and wealth throughout your life.

Quick dry fruits modak. Modak is sweet dumpling popular in Maharashtra. Its offered to Lord Ganesha as prasad or naivedya during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ganesh chaturthi is a very auspicious day celebrated to pray to the Lord Ganesha so that every activities that is started is completed without any obstacles. 

Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Ganesha is the Lord of arts and sciences. And the God of wisdom. He is known by 108 names. Mostly he is known as Vinayaka, Ganapati and vighnaharta.

There are two different versions about Ganesha’s birth. One has it that Goddess Parvati created Ganesha out of dirt off her body while having a bath and set him to guard her door while she finishes her bath. Shiva who has gone out, returned at that time, but as Ganesha didn’t know of him, stopped him from entering. An angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha after a combat between the two. Parvati was enraged and Shiva promised Ganesha will live again. The devas who went in search of a head facing north of a dead person could manage only the head of an elephant. Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought him back to life.

The other legend has it that Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati on request of the Devas, to be a vighnakartaa (obstacle-creator) in the path of rakshasas (demonic beings), and a vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) to help the Devas.

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Dry fruits modak. You can make it in 5 minutes if you have the ingredients ready. Very easy, quick and yummy sweet. Try out this modak shaped delicious sweet for the festival. I have made it in small quantity so I have used 1/2 cup dry fruits but you can use 1 cup of mixed dry fruits. Use whatever dry fruits you have. I have used cashew nuts, almonds and raisins.


Mix dry fruits – 1/2 cup to 1 cup coarse powered 

Mawa or dried milk – 1/2 cup 

Sugar – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon 

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup to 1 cup


Grind the dry fruits. Don’t make fine powder, make coarse powder. I have used cashew nuts, almonds and raisins, you can use any dry fruits of your choice. Keep aside.

Mix shredded coconut, mawa/khoya or dried milk and sugar. Grind them into a smooth paste. Take it out. Add cardamom powder and dry fruits. Mix well.

If you don’t have mawa/khoya or dried milk you can use milkmaid or milk powder too. Knead the coconut and dry fruits with milkmaid. Or add milk powder and knead with milk. If you are using milkmaid or milk powder omit the sugar.

You can increase the amount of shredded coconut and dry fruits both. Mix all the ingredients well. If you feel its little loose and difficult to hold shape, keep the mixture in refrigerator for 1/2 an hour. 

Now make the shape of modak. I didn’t have a mould but if you have, use it to get a perfect shape. You can make it in any shape of your choice. Easy isn’t it  🙂

Enjoy the quick and yummy modak with your family and friends.

Happy cooking !!

Eggless Coconut Mawa Cake 

Eggless coconut mawa/khoya cake. A colourful, delicious, rich and flavourful cake for the festival time. May your life becomes colourful with love, prosperity, happiness, joy and success. 

A cake made with shredded coconut and mawa/khoya or dried milk. 

Its festival time in India. We love to make different kinds of sweets in these days. Sweets with paneer/cottage cheese, mawa/khoya or dried milk, coconut, cream etc. We also use different flours to  make the sweets. Like atta/ wholewheat flour, besan/chickpea flour.

Today I am here with same ingredients but not laddu, peda, sandesh or barfi. Why not make a cake with the same ingredients we used to make sweets. Yes a cake with coconut, dried milk, milk topping or malai, flour and flavoured with cardamom and cinnamon. 

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #coconut. There were too many recipes in my mind with coconut. Sweet and savory. But wanted to make something different for this event so here is a delicious colourful cake. 

I have used some colour in the cake. Made a tie and dye cake.  But if you want to make this for kids you can omit the colours. Make a simple cake without using colours. You can use tutti fruity, chocochips or any dry fruits of your choice in the cake.
 You can use any flavour of your choice. Even chocolate too, to make it kid’s favourite. I have used atta or wholewheat flour but you can use all purpose flour/maida too. Or use 1 cup wholewheat flour and 1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida. Or use half flour half semolina or suji. There are lots of options to make this mawa/khoya coconut cake. 


Whole wheat flour or atta – 1 & 1/2 cup ( you can use all purpose flour/maida too) 

Shredded coconut – 3/4 cup tightly packed 

Mawa or khoya/reduced milk – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon 
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon 

Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon 

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Milk – 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoon 

Vinegar – 1 teaspoon 

Oil – 1/4 cup 

Malai/milk topping or cream – 1/4 cup

Food colours of your choice


Preheat the oven at 180°.

Sieve flour, baking powder, soda, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. 

I have used wholewheat flour or atta but you can use all purpose flour/maida too. 

In a large bowl mix oil, powdered sugar, cream or malai/milk topping, milk and vinegar. Mix well. Beat till the sugar dissolves. Add mawa/khoya or dried milk. Mix well and add the dry ingredients gradually. Then add the shredded coconut. You can use little more milk if require. 

You can bake it now without adding colour if you want. If you are using colours divide the batter in different bowls. I have 4 colours so I have used 4 bowls. 

Add the colours in the bowls. Mix well. Take separate spoons for every bowl. Take a greased cake tin.

Place one spoonful batter of one colour in the middle. Use all the colours one by one. Until all the batter used. Tap the cake tin gently. Make Criss cross with a knife or fork to make design. 

You can make the cake without using colours. Add tutti fruity, chocochips or any dry fruits of your choice. 

Bake at 180° for 35 – 40 minutes. Or until the toothpick comes out clean. Every oven take different time. Check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean its ready. 

Let the cake cool down. Take a picture. Slice and enjoy with tea or coffee 🙂

Eggs In Mustard And Poppy Seeds Or Sorse Posto Dim

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.