Son-in-law Eggs

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A sweet and sour recipe of boiled eggs which are fried and served with tamarind-sugar sauce and topped with fried shallots.

0474 large hard boiled eggs
2 dried red chilies
4-5 asian shallots, finely sliced
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp tamarind paste
4 tbsp palm sugar
half bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped
a pinch of salt
oil for deep frying


Cut dried chilies in half.

Heat up the wok and add 1/3 cup of oil. When the oil is hot, deep fry chilies for few seconds. Do not burn them. Remove and drain on paper towel.

Peel and thinly slice shallots. Deep fry the Asian shallots in the same wok for 3-4 minutes until they turn golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon, then drain on paper towels.

Now deep fry all the eggs at a time into the same hot oil. Deep fry for 10-15 minutes until each egg is golden brown. Remove eggs from oil and keep warm.

In a small saucepan over a medium heat, add fish sauce, tamarind paste and palm sugar. Stir it for 5-7 minutes until sauce reaches smooth consistency.

Cut fried eggs into halves and arrange on the serving plate. Drizzle tamarind sauce over it and sprinkle fried shallots and coriander leaves over it.

Bengali Dimer Egg Chops

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: medium
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Egg chop is Indian street food made of boiled eggs enveloped in spiced potato mixture and then deep fried.

0433 hard-boiled eggs
2 potatoes, boiled and peeled
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
half bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies, finely chopped
2 eggs for coating
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt to taste
oil to fry


In a large bowl, mash boiled potatoes and add ginger garlic paste, coriander leaves, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and salt.  Mix well using hands.

Cut boiled eggs into halves and keep aside.

Divide potato mixture into equal portions. Now take some potato mixture in your hand and press it flat in the palm. Put one half of the boiled egg in the middle and cover it with a little more of the potato mash to make a fine oval shaped ball. Repeat this with all boiled eggs.

In a bowl whisk raw eggs for coating and in a plate spread breadcrumbs.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and once the oil is hot, dip the balls in whisked egg and then coat with breadcrumbs. Deep fry on a medium heat till golden brown in colour.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.