Thursday, April 24, 2014

PHOOL KOPIR POSTO BAHAR ( Bengali Style Cauliflower with Poppy Seeds & Mustard Paste )

Cauliflower is known as kopir in Bengali language. Today's dish is a simple curry prepared in a traditional Bengali style using poppy seeds and mustard paste. This is for the potluck event hosted by Jagruti . This month I am paired with Sutapa and this recipe is from her blog - Sutapa's Indian Cuisine.

Cauliflower ... 1 (medium sized)
Green peas ... 1/2 cup
Mustard paste ... 2 tsps ( Soak and grind)
Poppy seeds ... 4 tbsps (soak and grind)
Tomato ....... 1
Red chilli powder ... 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder .. 1/2 tsp
Salt ... to taste
Sugar ... 1-2 tsps
Oil .... 1/2 cup
Ghee / clarified butter .. 1 tsp

1. Cut the cauliflower into big florets. Boil them for one minute adding salt and turmeric.
2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the cauliflower florets to golden brown colour. Set aside.
3. In the same oil fry the chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar and chilli powder. Simmer to cook until the tomatoes are soft.
4. At this stage add the mustard paste and poppy seeds paste and cook until the masala starts leaving oil. Now add the ghee and garam masala.
5. Tip in the cauliflower, green peas and saute lightly taking care not to break the florets.
6. Add about half cup water. Simmer until done.

Serve with rotis or rice.

Linking to :
Potluck Party Event @ - Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey.

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  1. wooow Shobha awesome....I am drooling

  2. I heard of this before but never tried ..
    yours look tempting :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This is so tasty and packed with flavours.

    1. Thanks Angie .. this is a Bengali style curry

  4. Can smell the flavour from here, wat a delicious curry;

  5. tempting simple side dish with mustard paste.. love it

  6. this looks so delicious shobha thanks for sharing

  7. love the color and spices in this humble cauliflower dish.

  8. Love Bengali food and I think the poppy seed addition in your recipe is a very tasty twist.Thank you for linking up with In my Veg Box for May 2014 with the theme Cauliflower .Cheers! Manjiri -

    1. Thanks for liking and it is always a pleasure to link up


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