Chaal Kopi Recipe - Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry
Chaal Kopi is a rice and cauliflower stir fry with chopped tomatoes and panch phoran spices. It is easy to make and can be packed for your Lunch Box too.In association with Preethi Kitchen Appliances
Chaal Kopi is cauliflower florets cooked with a bit of rice along with garam masalas which makes this dish highly flavourful and absolutely finger licking good. This Bengali delicacy though not very popular dish but it's common in some households.
This rich and delicious Chaal Kopi Recipe (Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry) is generally served on special occasions, festivals or when you have guests at home.
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- 2 cups Cauliflower (gobi) , florets
- 1/4 cup Basmati rice
- 1/2 cup Water
- 2 teaspoon Ginger , grated
- 1 Tomato , chopped
- 2 Green Chillies
- 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts
- 2 tablespoons Raisins
- 1 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) powder
- 2 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Powder
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
- 1/2 tablespoon Mustard oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
- 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 5 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
How to make Chaal Kopi Recipe - Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry
To begin making Chaal Kopi Recipe (Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry), take mustard oil in a Kadai and lightly fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Keep them aside.
To the same pan, add cauliflower florets and stir fry them with little salt and turmeric powder. Take them out once they are half cooked and keep aside.
Drain the rice and fry them for a about 2-3 minutes and keep aside.
Add a tablespoon of ghee and a tablespoon of mustard oil.
Once it's heated, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, whole cardamom, clove and cinnamon sticks. Once the cumin seeds crackle, add minced ginger and green chilies. Saute them.
After a minute add the tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Saute them for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the rice and water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
After about 5 minutes or once the rice is cooked halfway through, add the cauliflower. Cover and cook till both are cooked.
Sprinkle garam masala, cashew nuts and raisins. Keep it covered for about 10 minutes.
Do not over cook the cauliflowers and make them mushy.
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