|Astho Dim-er Malai Curry|
|Fried Whole Eggs|
Malai Curry is a favourite sauce made with coconut milk that is most commonly combined with shrimp, fish or chicken. Today I decided to cook eggs in coconut milk. I've made this before with eggs cut in half, but today they were left whole. The hard-boiled eggs and chunks of potatoes are fried (separately) to a golden-brown colour, then simmered in the coconut sauce. The eggs are shelled and scored across the circumference 4-5 times through the egg white to the egg yolk, so that the sauce can penetrate them to the core.
- Fry eggs in 1 Tbsp. oil until golden brown, remove and set aside.
- Fry potatoes in 1 Tbsp. oil until golden brown, remove and set aside.
- Slice remaining green chilies, fry in the same oil until skin turns grey, remove and set aside.
- Blanch onions, remove from water (set liquid aside for sauce) and blend along with a green chili until smooth.
- Heat remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and sputter cumin seeds, cinnamon and black cardamoms.
- Add onion, ginger and garlic paste and simmer over medium heat until oil resurfaces.
- Add potatoes along with reserved liquid from poaching onions and cook for 3 minutes.
- Pour in coconut milk, bring to a boil, add fried eggs and simmer over medium heat until potatoes are cooked.
- Adjust salt and sugar to taste and stir in garam masala.
- Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fried chilies and cilantro.