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Egg Malai Curry / Dimer Malaikari


Egg Malai Curry is a Bengali delicacy, in which hard boiled eggs are cooked in a creamy milk based sauce. Dimer Malaikari is a very rich and mild curry which goes best with plain steamed rice or ruti. This is a kid friendly recipe, adjust the heat level according to their taste. They will enjoy this preparation to the core, I can vouch for that. If your family love egg, then you have to give this recipe a try. Enjoy the detailed recipe by watching the video.


  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut into halves.
  • Smooth paste of 1 medium size onion and 4 cashews.
  • 1 Tablespoon of ginger garlic paste.
  • Half cup of milk.
  • Spice powder 1 Teaspoon of each (roasted cumin and coriander powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder).
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • Whole spices (2 green cardamom, 2 cloves and 1 very small cinnamon stick).
  • 4-5 Tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • 4 Tablespoons of water.
  • 3-4 green chilies.
  • 2 Tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves.

Egg Malai Curry / Dimer Malaikari

Egg Malai Curry / Dimer Malaikari


Heat oil in a flat pan.
Then carefully place the boiled eggs, yolk side down. Fry for 1 minute.
Flip them to the other side and fry for another minute. Then take them out from the oil.
Saute the whole spices for few seconds.
Then add the onion and cashews paste. Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium flame.
Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 3-4 minutes.
When the raw flavor of masala will be gone, then only add little by little milk and start whisking. Otherwise the milk will get curdled. Cook for 2 minutes.
Then add all of the spice powder and mix for 2 minutes.
For the seasoning add some salt and some sugar. Mix well for a minute.
After that add the fried eggs, cover the pan and cook for 2 minutes on low flame.
Then add little water, flip the eggs and cook for another 3 minutes on medium flame.
When the gravy will become thick add slitted green chilies and cook for a minute.
Then turn off the heat and add chopped coriander leaves. You can also add 2 Tablespoons of fresh cream if you want.
Cooking Step: Egg Malai Curry / Dimer Malaikari

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Poultry
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2

Your egg malai curry is ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with steamed rice or ruti.

Egg Malai Curry / Dimer Malaikari

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