Omelette er Torkari, or Mamlet er Torkari as it is known in Bengali cuisine, is a delightful, mild curry made of potatoes and omelette pieces. This delectable dish is perfect for a comforting, home-cooked meal. The potatoes are cooked with a special blend of spices and herbs, and when combined with the omelette chunks, create a unique flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
- Mamlet er torkari - a Bengali middle-class family's favorite!
- Bengali Omelette curry- the epitome of comfort food
- Omelette er Torkari and childhood memories
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- My omelet curry recipe
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Mamlet er torkari - a Bengali middle-class family's favorite!
Mamlette er Torkari is a dish that is all about emotion. It is a comfort food that is often prepared with simple ingredients that are readily available in any home kitchen. It is a far cry from the more sophisticated French omelet, which is often associated with the upper-middle-class.
Growing up, I rarely heard my friends discussing the Mamlette er Torkari. It seemed to be a dish that was reserved for the middle class, while the more affluent opted for the Omelette er Torkari, if they opted for it at all.
It is usually made with eggs, potatoes, onions, and a few spices, and can be served either as a main dish or as a side dish. It is a dish that is simple yet flavorful, and it is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. I love the Mamlette er Torkari for its simplicity and its emotional connection, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a comforting meal.
Bengali Omelette curry- the epitome of comfort food
The Omelette Curry is Mehebub's guilty pleasure, a dish so seductive it almost seems sinful. To him, the combination of soft omelette, succulent potatoes, and fragrant curry creates a heavenly delight. But for me, this indulgence has never been comforting; I take in its allure with cautious appreciation. Mehebub says the Omelette Curry is one of the sexiest forms of omelette. He finds it charismatic or better to say the extra dose of Egg-loaded lust. However, for me, it has never been a comfort.
Omelette er Torkari and childhood memories
As a child, the sight of omelette er torkari on the dinner table filled me with dread. It carried the weight of our family's financial struggles like a reminder and a warning. I was never fond of it, not due to any lack of taste but because it became associated with hardship and limitation. But even now, after all these years, when I think back to those days - I can't help but smile at the bittersweet memories of my childhood.
The days of limited resources were hard, but my family worked hard to make the most of what they had. I remember the time when Mamoni and Maa would make a big bowl of omelette torkari for us. With only twelve eggs, they had to make enough to feed a family of twenty-eight! The children were always served the most egg chunks, followed by the male members, and the women were left with the last bit of the torkari.
It was a time of creativity and resourcefulness. My family found ways to stretch ingredients, making them go further and saving money. Everything was shared and nothing went to waste. We made do with what we had and our meals were always delicious and filling.
I'm grateful for the lessons my family taught me about making the most of limited resources. In today's world of abundance, it's easy to take things for granted. But I'll never forget my family's resourcefulness and the delicious omelette torkari they made with only twelve eggs.
Food Photography and Food Styling using whatever is available
I felt a wave of nostalgia wash over me as I clicked away at the photo. The eggshell, which I had chosen as my prop, served to remind me of those distant days gone by. As memories came flooding back and my finger hovered above the shutter button, I couldn't help but feel a sense of nostalgia for all that had been.
The turquoise of my frame brings back memories of Mamlette, a childhood game my parents and I used to play. Every time we played, Baba would never have that one piece that Maa wanted. But he'd always keep it separate for her, saying he was already full. Even though it was a bittersweet memory, the color turquoise still signifies happiness for me; a reminder of the good times shared with my family.
My omelet curry recipe
Both Pasta and Mehebub have a strong fondness for Mamlet Curry. Mehebub asked me to write down the recipe, as well as the story that accompanies it. To this, I told him that I would wait until the end of the month before I made my decision because I wanted to take the time to reflect on the events of my life and think them through. However, considering it is month end and the bank account is running a bit low, which is enough to make anyone think twice. Nonetheless, this was enough motivation for me to write this post. So here I am, writing my humble, middle-class version of Mamlette er Torkari; which you can easily make and serve as an Omelette er Torkari if you're looking for something a bit more sophisticated.
Coming to the recipe detail, a light, flavorful, comforting curry prepared with Omelette (Mamlette) and Potato chunks; Mamlette er Torkari (Okay Omelette er Torkari) is all about sheer comfort. The combination of Egg and Potato can't go wrong after all.
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Mamlet is a classic Bengali creation - a magical take on the omelette. The egg batter is fried in mustard oil, imparting an earthy flavor that tantalizes the taste buds. Onion and green chilies are added to the mix, creating a savory filling that's sure to please. It's no wonder why Mamlet has become such an iconic dish in local cuisine!
The omelette is cooked in a light and fluffy style and adds a bit of texture to the dish. The potatoes add a starchy, creamy base that helps to balance the flavors of the spices and herbs. The result is a delightful dish that is sure to please the palate. Serve this delicious curry with hot steamed rice for a hearty and delicious meal.
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Tantalizingly spiced, Omelette er Torkari aka Mamlet er Torkari is a classic Bengali dish of potatoes and omelette chunks that will warm your heart and soul. Enjoy the comforting flavors of this light curry!
- 6 Eggs
- 1 cup Milk (optional)
- 4 Potatoes
- 3 Onions
- 1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
- 1.5 Tsp. Garlic Paste
- 2 Tomato
- 4 Green Chili
- 3 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
- 1 Tsp. Panch Phoron / Bengali Five Spices (for tempering)
- ½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- Peel the potatoes and cut into wedges.
- Soak potatoes in water in order to avoid the blackening of the potatoes.
- Cut Onion and Tomato into slices or make a puree of the tomatoes.
- Now beat the eggs along with ½ Tsp. of salt, 2 chopped green chilies, ⅓ of the onion and milk to make the Omelette batter.
- Heat 1 Tbsp. of Oil in a pan and pour the egg batter. Don't spread the batter much as the omelette must be at least 2' thick and pillowy.
- Cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes and slit in between the omelette to spread the liquid equally.
- The end result must be a fluffy and thick omelette.
- Take the omelette out of the pan and cut into big chunks (3"/2").
- Now heat rest of the Oil fry the potatoes till those turn golden.
- Strain from the oil and keep aside.
- Temper rest of the oil with panch phoron and add chopped onions.
- Fry till the chopped onions turn translucent in color.
- Add Tomato puree (or chopped tomato) followed by the ginger and garlic paste.
- Cook for around 5 minutes in low flame and add little water while cooking.
- Cook till the oil comes out from the mixture.
- Now add Turmeric powder, Salt, Red chili powder and sugar and mix thoroughly.
- Add 3 cups of water and bring the mixture to boil.
- Add fried potato wedges and cook for 5 minutes by covering the pan in low flame.
- Now add Omelette chunks and cook for a minute or two.
- Serve the Omelette er Torkaro or Mamlette er Torkari hot with steamed rice.
You can adjust the number of eggs based on availability and requirement.
I don't use many spices while making the curry and opt for the Bengali five spices as tempering.
You can use Deshi Dim (country egg) or Haser Dim (duck egg) if you wish to.
You can substitute the milk with two tbsp. of water.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: cooking
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Serving Size: 150g
- Calories: 325
- Sugar: 9.6g
- Sodium: 580mg
- Fat: 15.1g
- Saturated Fat: 3.3g
- Carbohydrates: 37.3g
- Fiber: 5.1g
- Protein: 12.1g
- Cholesterol: 200mg
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