Sheetal Kamat

This is one bengali recipe I learned while I was surfing.. I tuned it to my taste.. Dim in bengali means Egg.. Dhoka is Dhokala :) so its gravy of Egg Dhokala :) Egg Dhokala without putting in gravy is also very tasty and nice breakfast or snacks item.. When I prepare gravy its very hard to resist eating these dhokas and save them for gravy :)


Dim er Dhoka
6 eggs
1 small finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped corriander leaves
3-4 finely chopped green chillies
1 spoon ginger paste
3 spoon milk
Salt to taste
A pinch of baking powder

  • Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  • Add chopped onions, chopped green chillies, finely chopped corriander leaves, ginger paste, pinch of baking powder, milk and salt. Beat well.
  • Put it in a greased pressure cooker bowl and cook in your pressure cooker without whistle.
  • After its done take it off heat and from cooker as soon as possible so that the dhoka doesn't stick to the bottom.
  • Cut in cubes and Serve them or store for gravy.


Dim-er Dhoka with Gravy
2-3 medium sized onions
3-4 medium sized tomatoes
1 spoon mustard and jeera
1 spoon ginger paste
1 spoon garlic paste
1/2 cup curd (optional)
2 spoon jeera powder
2 spoon corriander powder
2 cups of water
2 tea spoon sugar
1 spoon red chilli powder
3-4 green chillies finely chopped
Corriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste


  • Make Onion and tomato paste separately.
  • Heat Oil in pan and add Mustard and Jeera
  • As soon as it sputters add the Onion Paste and Sugar. Saute till the paste turns a light brown and you see the oil separate from the paste.
  • Add the tomato puree, garlic paste and green chillies. Saute till the tomato is nicely done.
  • Meanwhile in a bowl mix the curd with ginger paste, Cumin Powder, Corriander Powder and Red Chilli Powder.
  • Take the pan off the heat and add the the above mixture.
  • Mix well and then put it back on medium heat.
  • Cook till gravy is well done and keep on adding water if it starts becoming too thick.
  • Add salt boil it nicely. Add the dhokas and thicken the gravy on medium flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves if you wish

You can additionaly try putting chopped tomato in Dhoka but I don't like tomato mixed with beaten egg.
With 6 eggs it makes around 20 Dhokas.
When I cooked this for the first time I had used curd but yesterday I didn't use it and it suited me more. Curd gives typical odour thats what I feel.

  1. MEGHA said...

    How long should I wait for the eggs to be done in the pressure cooker?

  2. Around 12-15 minutes just like idli or dhokala

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