Bengali Dim Bhuna – Egg Curry

Dearest Readers,

Today I have come to you with a recipe from my mums kitchen! I know everyone thinks their mum is the greatest cook on Earth. I am sorry to have to break it to you, but my mum is the number #1 cook in the world. No, I am not biased either. She is #1!

Moving forward, my family especially my dad loves a good bhuna curry. From what I know, the term Bhuna basically means a curry with a thick gravy. Some people prefer for their gravy to be almost dry. The point is, the consistency can vary depending on your personal preference. In our household, we love for our bhuna curries to be thick, but runny enough to mix with rice. Which how we like to eat it!

Growing up, I had really severe eczema and it was always advised I steer clear from eating eggs as it triggered my eczema further and made it worse. This only made me want to eat eggs more. The fact that I couldn’t have it made me hide and eat it whenever an egg curry was cooked.

Egg however isn’t something Amoo cooks very often. We are a family of lamb and chicken lovers. Once a week she will switch things up with a vegetable dish like lentils, or spinach or potatoes. This week however she opted for an egg curry & I jumped at the opportunity to blog it all!


What You Need To Know:

Serves upto 8 People

How Long It Will Take

45 Minutes

What You Will Need:

Eggs, boiled & peeled – 10

Onions, peeled & chopped – 4



Turmeric powder

Coriander Powder

Chili Powder

Tinned Tomatoes

Ghee (optional)


Potatoes (optional)

What you need to do:

1. Boil eggs until hard. Peel & place on a separate plate. Create slits into the eggs.

2. Chop onions finely

3. Put your preferred amount of oil into pan

4. Place chopped onions into pan & allow to simmer on slow heat

5. Add your preferred amount of salt into pan with chopped onion

6. Let the onions melt

7. Add 1 tea spoon of turmeric into mix once onions have softened

Amoo likes to add less turmeric so avoid the curry smelling

7. Let the salt, turmeric & onions simmer on a low heat

8. Once onions have caramelised add chopped tinned tomatoes

Amoo likes to add a quarter tin of chopped tomatoes

9. Mix well and let simmer on slow heat

Amoo likes to add water at this point to avoid burning

10. Once tomatoes & onions have mixed well

add 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp chilli powder & coriander powder into mix

11. Mix well and let simmer on slow heat for 20 minutes

Amoo likes to add little bits of water at this point to avoid onions burning

12. Pour ghee or oil into saucepan (optional)

13. Add turmeric powder into the ghee (optional)

14. Place eggs into pan to fry boiled eggs

15. Continue step 14 until eggs are golden

16. Add eggs into curry mix

17. Add coriander to garnish!

I hope you all enjoyed Amoo’s first recipe on NmDiaries.

Let me know if you try the Recipe, I would love to know how it turned out for you!



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32 Comment

  1. I know what you mean about certain foods triggering skin problems because my skin freaks out whenever I eat dairy or processed foods and it breaks out really bad with pimples. It sucks too because dairy is my favorite!

  2. Yum, this looks delicious. I have never tried curry before but have been meaning to try some! This may be the perfect recipe to have my first taste! Thanks for sharing

  3. This sound really good. My family I saw a big fan of curry dishes. My son especially loves them. I will have to make this for him. I love that it was passed down from your mom, so special. Thanks for sharing it with your readers. 🙂

  4. Oh wow this recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend. I am sure it is going to be a big hit.

  5. Bengali fish recipes and curry are out of this world. This egg curry looks delicious. I didn’t see this Ghee brand here in USA, but I will keep an eye for it when I go shopping.

  6. I’ve always wanted a traditional recipe for egg curry and here it is! Thank you so much for taking the time to include step-by-step photos. I’m a super visual person and your recipe along with the photos will help me create this delicious dish in my own kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing your mother’s recipe!

  7. Looks delicious, and I love eating eggs. Yes including the yolk not just the egg whites. It gives me energy 🙂

  8. I have never heard of egg curry before and this looks really tasty. Love the colour as well, curries always look so comforting just due to their warm colours.

  9. I love to eat hard boiled eggs but to be honest curry does not sit well with me. So I wouldn’t combine the two for myself but I’d do it for my curry loving friends.

  10. I am starting to love curries and some Indian foods. Maybe this will be a good start of my cooking journey for some Indian cuisine. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope I can successfully pull it off.

  11. We have always ate egg curry in our household, growing up in South Africa is was pretty common there although not so much here. This recipe sounds divine, I do love a good egg curry – thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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