Egg Cutlet – Bangali’r Dim er Chop

Egg Cutlet or Dim er chop – all time favorite starter of Bengalis. Last year, sometimes during September-October, I took part in an interesting event, “Know Your Blogger” organised by “Kolkata Food Bloggers“, where every week, a member of the group became the star of the week, and we rest had recreated one of the star’s recipe in our kitchen and posted it in our blog, with a writeup and link to the blog. In line with the same, we are organising the event again this year and all the participants are quite excited this time too.
To start with, the star of this week is Sarani Tarafder. Though I could not meet her personally, I am a big fan of her, because of her look, her photography, her ‘kahani’ behind the photographs, and of course, because of her cooking. Those who don’t know, She blogs from  Cocoawind, a lovely blog with easy and quick recipes ( I like that the most).
I have recreated her ‘Dim er Chop’ or Bengali Style Egg Cutlet last week on my Son’s Birthday and it was well accepted by his friends. I cannot comment how tasty it was though, since  I myself could not taste a single bite of it, all disappeared in front of those hungry monsters, ( 🙂 ) but got the feedback from them that it was yummy!!  So, better luck next time!!!

You may visit Sarani’s blog here to get access to those lovely and tasty recipes.

Egg Cutlet or Dim er chop


  • Hard boiled eggs – 8,
  • medium potataoes – 12
  • Onion – 4, chopped
  • Garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies- as per taste,chopped
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cornflour – 4 tbs
  • Crushed Cornflakes – for coating
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
Peel the boiled eggs and cut into quarters. Boil the potatoes and mash them with a pinch of salt.
Add a spoonful of oil to the pan and add chopped onions with a pinch of salt and sugar. Fry till golden.
Add the ginger garlic paste and fry a little. Then add chopped green chilli ( I added a load of it!!), cumin powder, salt and fry till the mixture become brownish.
To this add the boiled potatoes and cook till the masala gets nicely incorporated in the potatoes. Take it off the heat and sprinkle the dry masala powder. Let it cool.
Now, using a knife cut the eggs into quarters and season with salt and pepper. Then wrap the quarters in the mashed potato mix – these will look like mini bolsters. Make a batter of cornflour with water but it should be of very thin consistency.
Dunk each bolster into the cornflour batter and dredge it the crushed cornflakes. Sarani has used breadcrumbs but I didnot have the stock so used the corn flakes instead.
Deep fry the bolsters till they turn a nice golden brown.
Serve hot.
Egg Cutlet or Dim er chop
Egg Cutlet or Dim er chop
Sending this to  Kolkata Food Bloggers event Know Your Blogger 2014 !!

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