Thursday, June 16, 2011

Potol Aloor Malay Curry/ Stripe Gourd Curry with Coconut Milk

Potol Aloor Malai Curry

Malai curry is a traditional bengali dish  which can be prepared in both veg and non veg versions. The most common ingredient in all versions of this dish is coconut milk. So the basic curry is made with coconut milk in which vegetables or non veg like egg, chicken and being added. Here I made it using veggies like Stripe gourd and potato. It can prepared with other  types of vegetables also.

Potol (stripe gourd)
300 gms
Potato (diced)      
300 gms
Coconut milk          
2 cups
Onion (grated)
Ginger  (grated)
1 tbsp
Turmeric powder  
1 tsp
Cumin powder  
1 tsp
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Green chili paste
2 tbsp
Methi (fenugreek seeds)
1 tsp
Garam masala
1 tsp
Salt (as per taste)

1 tsp

Potol Aloor Malai Curry


  1. Peel stripe gourd and potato and cut into medium sized pieces . Heat oil in a pan and add those pieces and fry for a couple of minute. Add turmeric powder and salt and again fry for 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan and add methi seeds. when it splutters add grated ginger, onion and fry for a couple of minute and add green chili paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, Cumin powder, and salt.
  3. Fry the masala for sometime and when it separate oil  add coconut milk. Stir for a couple of minute and add fried stripe gourd and potato pieces and saute for 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. When the potato and the gourd pieces becomes tender, and the gravy become semi thick, add garam masala and sugar and cover it for  few minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy this flavor of Bengal with your family and friends.


Pushpa said...

I like having such curries with dosa looks delicious.

Madhu said...

I never had stripe gourd...Emm, i am not quite sure if we even get it here. Love the way its looking Sunanda.

Bengali mom in Mumbai said...

Wow Sunanda, thanks for this wonderful recipe! I make malaikari of bhetki, chingri and cauliflower...but never really thought of potol..will surely try before potol vanishes from the market !!!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

eirakom kore patoler tarkari khakhano khaini. darun dekhte hoeche. try korbo siggiri.

Sunanda said...

Thanks friends for such a quick responses..

Oriyarasoi said...

Looks very delicious......kinda like the potolo Rasa that we make!!

Unknown said...

Yum, never cooked potol with coconut milk, nice combination and it looks so rich with this addition :)

Sangeetha M said...

nice curry...looks so inviting...perfect with chapathi n puri..adding this to my list..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A very yummy thick curry...

Mugdha said...

looks sooo delicious...:)

createwithmom said...

delicious looking curry

Julie said...

wow..awesome recipe..never tried stripe to try this out..

Plateful said...

I'd love to mop up this curry with a piece of roti or naan. Looks too tempting!

Chitra said...

looks so yummylicious....

Sobha Shyam said...

delicious curry..looks very rich and tasty

Suja Manoj said...

Creamy and delicious,perfect with chapatis..yum

Vardhini said...

Love to have it with rotis ..

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Unknown said...

whats stripe gourd?something simsialr to ridgegourd..the curry looks quite tempting..

Treat and Trick said...

Never tried this but yours looks yummy, love the way you prepared them...

Sushma said...

the curry looks creamy and rich

Santosh Bangar said...

it sounds tasty stire

Vegetarian Zest said...

Hi Sunanda, I'm visiting your space for the first time. It's lovely. You have posted some excellent preparation.

Priya Suresh said...

Curry looks simply out of the world, extremely tempting and delicious..

Ila said...

wonderful and delicious curry :) new to me and looks tempting :)

Prathima Rao said...

Thats a delicious, aromatic curry!!!!
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Sunanda said...

Thanks a lot buddies for your wonderful words of appreciation.Ya, it will make a gr8 combo with roti or naan.
@Sowmya, Stripe gourd is actually parwal in hindi.. Its a green vegetable with white long stripe and smaller than ridge gourd..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Lovely creamy curry, delicious & fantastic!

Malar Gandhi said...

I love this veggei so much, but hard to find the one here:( Ur recipe is very inviting dear, yumm.

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Deepthi KR said...

that;s my fav combo!!!
i'm loving it!!!
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divya said...

looks delicious dear..very it..

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum ..I never tried stripe gourd ....nice pic

Rinku Naveen said...

Sunanda I just love the variety of veg dishes u prepare. Awesome!
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Macrobid said...

Great use of coconut milk.


Zareena said...

Yummy recipe. I am glad that I am learning so many new recipes from your blog Sunanda. Thanks for sharing.

Cefzil said...

I really like the way you narrated the complete cooking process.The use of coconut milk is great.I was searching for some blogs based on cooking indian cuuries.All the ingredients are easy to obtain.Great work.


Chitra said...

Looks super yummmy :)

Preety said...

looks so yummy..lovely click

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Anonymous said...

Looks very delicious..... Thanks for sharing this.
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