Sunday, February 12, 2012

Egg Devil with Mutton Keema

We just returned home after catching the night show of 'Ek mein aur ek tu'. I have to say the movie is unnecessary lengthy and boring to the infinity. I was eagerly waiting for it to come to an end. I don't know why all Karan Zahar movies follow the same story pattern of affluent Indians based in foreign countries with a string of already established actors and actresses playing the characters and some flashy cheeky dance numbers thrown as interlude between histrionics. I wonder at times how 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam' became such a huge blockbuster for I just found it way over the top with emotional outpourings.

Next time I will do some R&D before watching his movies to save myself from the boredom-induced-migraine. I swear!!

Back to the recipe, the one described below is one of the meaty variations of a popular fast food known by the name of "Dimer Devil." "Dim" in Bengali means "Egg" and devil stands for......well I exactly don't know. That eating it gives a devilish pleasure might have something to do with the suffix "devil". Whatever the connotation implies, rest assured this is one of its kind and definitely a must try.

Ingredients: (makes 8)                         Cooking time: 1 hour
ü  4 eggs, boiled and cut into halves
ü  1 egg, beaten
ü  2 medium sized boiled potatoes, mashed
ü  200 gm mutton keema, boiled
ü  1 small onion (turned into paste)
ü  1 tsp ginger paste
ü  2 tsp garlic paste
ü  1 tsp turmeric powder
ü  1 tsp red chilli powder
ü  5-6 green chillies (chopped)
ü  1 tsp garam masala powder
ü  1 tsp cumin powder
ü  1 tsp coriander powder
ü  2 tsp sugar
ü  Salt to taste
ü  Bread crumb as per requirement
ü  Mustard oil for cooking the keema mixture
ü  White oil for deep frying the egg devils
1) Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add onion paste and sauté till onion starts to change color.
2) Add ginger and garlic paste. Stir around. Then add the spices - turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, sugar and salt. Also add the chopped green chillies. Stir well to mix in the spices. Bhunao or sauté.
3) Now add the boiled mutton keema and the mashed potato. Sprinkle garam masala powder on top. Stir cook till keema and potato blend in with the spices. Keema mixture is ready.

4) Take the egg half and coat them with the keema mixture as shown below:

5) Dip them in the beaten egg and roll them over bread crumbs.

6) Deep fry. Serve hot with salad or kasundi. 

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