Bengali cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine throughout the country and needless to mention the mouth watering sweets.Although the main staple is fish but lentils and vegetables also take part in the complete meal.
Aalur malaikari is a bengali potatoes curry cooked in coconut milk and mild spices.The green chillies and coconut when cooked with potatoes gave the curry a very nice flavor and texture.My family loved this curry with luchis.
2 big potatoes,cut in cubes
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 green chillies,cut in slits
2 dry red chilly
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
2 green cardamoms
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup yogurt
salt to taste
oil for frying
2 tablespoon oil
In a wok heat oil for frying and deep fry the potato cubes until light golden in color.
In another pan heat 2 tablespoon of oil and add cinnamon ,cardamom,cloves bay leave and dry red chilli.
Stir and add onion ginger paste and green chilli slits.Saute until light brown in color.
Now add the fried potatoes and salt.Stir until combined with onion mixture.
Add coconut milk,yogurt ,stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve hot with luchi or rice.
Full recipe: Aalur Malaikari