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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.