Tuesday 6 May 2014

DIMER BATICHOCHORI (Egg n Potato Mish Mash)

"Batichochori" or a 'Mish Mash' if you roughly translate it in english, is a very popular Bengali preparation where all ingredients are cooked in one- go flavoured with minimum spices and mustard oil. Yes, mustard oil is a must for that added zing. Very essential for any typical bong preparation. As I have mentioned previously that any other kind of oil used will be a compromise! It is an absolute fuss free, simple to cook dish. This dish can be created using fish, shrimps or just potatoes on its own. I have had all these variations of a batichochori before but this time it was with egg. When I came across this recipe it was very unique to me as I had never heard of or thought of (to be more precise) "Dimer Batichochori", a spicy 'Egg and Potato Mish Mash.' "It is a super easy comfort food for all the egg lovers like me, as said by my friend and owner of this recipe Ms Kolpita Basu, from Mumbai, Maharashtra."
Recipes that are unique and easy to-do always attract me and I am always on the prowl looking out for one. Moreover, it is a lifesaver when you only have eggs and potatoes left in the pantry or you want to have a real quick fix dinner ready on the table. When I tried this dimer batichochori I was absolutely in love with it's simplicity and yet the delectable taste. The semi mashed eggs and potatoes cooked along with the spices add a beautiful texture and softness to the dish. Without wasting any more time, I approached Kolpita for her consent and here is the recipe for all my readers. Try once, you would want to repeat this again and again!
Kolpita, Thank you sooo much for sharing this recipe with us. I am sure all readers of Eat as you Like will fall in love with your "Dimer Batichochori" just like me and my family. This is now a very frequently cooked egg dish in my home. Thank you once again :)

For making Dimer Batichochori I followed Kolpita's recipe from start to end except for a few minor changes in between. So here is the recipe:

To make Dimer Batichochori you will need :

5-6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and set aside
1 large onion sliced or chopped
7-8 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 small-medium sized ginger finely chopped
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon red chilly powder
1 large tomato chopped (optional)
4-5 tablespoon of mustard oil
4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2-3 green chillies finely chopped or more if you dare
Freshly chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
and extra mustard oil for serving
Salt to taste.

Step 1: In a wok or a thick bottomed pan heat mustard oil on medium flame, now add the onions.
Step 2: Once the onions start to change colour and look translucent add the potatoes and keep frying.
Step 3: Add ginger, garlic and green chillies finely chopped.
Step 4: Keep cooking for a while and once they are nicely stir-fried add the chopped tomatoes.
Step 5: Add the eggs. Add the spices such as turmeric, chilli powder.
Step 6: Keep stirring and mixing all the ingredients and breaking the eggs down roughly with a spatula. Cover on low-medium flame. 
Step 7: By now the tomatoes should soften, add a little warm water, cover and cook until the potatoes are cooked and soft. Add seasoning of salt.
Step 8: Remove lid, check consistency. It should have a mashed look. You may even like to break down the potatoes a bit. Depending on how much gravy you want you may add some more warm water. The dish is more mashy and semi dry and not very runny. Garnish with coriander, some more green chillies and a drizzle of mustard oil.

Serve with steaming hot rice, any bread such as Roti or Chappati or even Luchi (puffy Indian deep fried bread) or as my friend says sandwich it between bread slices and enjoy!

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  1. Thank you so much Indrani for taking this recipe forward. Never imagined this simple dish would win so many hearts. :)

    1. Pleasure Kolpita, this dish so simple yet so beautiful surely meant for sharing:)

  2. very flavorful dish with simple ingredients and bold flavors. love to try it soon.


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