December 25, 2011

'Phulkopir Dalna'- Bengali Style Cauliflower Curry

This is one popular vegetarian dish in Bengal especially in winter. I cook it quite often here; thanks to all year long cauliflower supply in this part of the world! Recipe courtesy goes to my mother-in-law who has not yet tasted the one I cook so it might not be as authentic as her's :) but a few friends of mine really like this dish, I thought it might be worth sharing!

Ingredients :
  •   One cauliflower cut into medium sized florets
  •   2-3 potatoes cut into medium sized cubes ( Skip if you are not a big fan of potatoes)
  •   2 tomatoes cut into medium sized pieces
  •   Ginger paste 1-2 tbsp
  •   Whole garam masala 1 tbsp
  •   Cumin , coriander. turmeric, red chilli powder 1 tbsp each
  •   Canola oil
  •   Salt and sugar to taste
 Directions :
  •  Shallow fry cauliflower and potatoes separately till they turn golden brown. 
  •  Heat oil in a non stick pan and add whole garam masala. Fry till the oil is flavored for ~ 3 mins.
Fried poatoes and cauliflower ; Flavoring oil with whole garam masala
  •  Mix cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder in little water to make a paste. Add this to oil and fry for around 2-3 mins.
Make a paste of cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli powder
  • Add ginger paste an fry for -2 mins.
  • Add fried cauliflower and potatoes and saute for 5 mins.
Stir potatoes and cauliflower with spices
  • Add tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add salt and sugar to taste. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and cook with lid closed for 15-20 mins . Add more water and stir in between if you think it is becoming too dry
Serve with rice or any kind of Indian bread.

Alu-kopir Dalna

Happy cooking and eating  !!

Ajanta from Amherst

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