'Malai Curry' is a very common word among Bengali's. Its a very special recipe where coconut milk is the main ingredient. Malaicurry can be prepared with prawn, chicken as well as with egg. It can also be prepared with vegatables like cauliflower, parwal, potatoes etc. The preparation is almost same for both veg and nonveg. Here is the recipe for the most common form of malaicurry 'Egg Malaicurry' as egg is one of the most common nonveg item regarding its availability at home. It taste so good that it always becomes the most delicious dish in all occasions.
6 to 8 Egg (Or as required)
1 coconut ( Grate and squeeze out milk) Or 200ml ready made coconut milk.
10 gms ginger
2 green chilli
2 clove garlic.
1 tsp turmeric powder.
1 tsp. coriander powder.
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp.garam masala powder
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon, clove)
1 Boil egg fully and then peel it off. Mix turmeric powder and salt with it and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Put the boiled egg and deep fry them until becomes golden yellow.
3. Blend onion, ginger, chili and garlicin a blender to make a fine paste.
4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add whole garam masala and bay leaves. when clove splutters, add the onion ginger garlic paste and fry them for a couple of minute. Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and a little bit of water. Fry the masala until the oil get separated from it. Add coconut milk and salt. Stirr the gravy until it gets reduced . Add fried eggs, garam masala and 1/2 tsp. sugar. Stirr it and cover the pan and let it cook for 5 to 6 minutes in low flame. turn off the heat when the gravy becomes thick oil starts coming out of the gravy.
Serve hot with plain rice.