Dim Posto (Egg Curry in Poppy Seed Paste)


  • 6 eggs, hard boiled and shelled
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 2 medium onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Chopped coriander leaves

Method –

  1. Grind the dry poppy seeds in a grinder.
  2. Add 2 green chillies, a pinch of salt and a few tbsp of water and grind again to a fine paste
  3. Make small slots in the eggs.
  4. Smear the eggs with a bit of salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder
  5. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add the eggs and lightly fry till golden brown
  7. Remove and set aside
  8. In the same oil, add 1 green chilli and 1 dry red chilli
  9. Add the onions and fry till light brown
  10. Add the tomatoes and fry till oil leaves the sides
  11. Add the poppy seed paste and fry well
  12. Add 1/2 cup warm water, salt and let the curry come to a boil
  13. Now, add the eggs to the curry
  14. Cover with a lid and cook for 5-6 minutes
  15. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

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