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.

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Chaal Kopi Recipe - Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry
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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.

Serve Chaal Kopi Recipe (Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry) along with Bengali Luchi Recipe and Bengali Style Lau Die Tetor Dal for a lunch meal, along with sliced fresh Vegetable Salad.

If you like this recipe, take a look at more Everyday Recipes such as:

  1. Aloo Parwal Sabzi Recipe (A Classic Bengali Dish)
  2. Bengali Chirer Pulao Recipe (Bengali Style Poha With Vegetables)
  3. Sobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal Recipe (Bengali Style Moong Dal with Winter Vegetables)

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Drain the rice and fry them for a about 2-3 minutes and keep aside.

  4. Add a tablespoon of ghee and a tablespoon of mustard oil.

  5. 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.

  6. After a minute add the tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Saute them for about 2-3 minutes.

  7. Add the rice and water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  8. After about 5 minutes or once the rice is cooked halfway through, add the cauliflower. Cover and cook till both are cooked.

  9. Sprinkle  garam masala, cashew nuts and raisins. Keep it covered for about 10 minutes.

  10. Serve Chaal Kopi Recipe (Bengali Style Cauliflower Stir Fry) along with Bengali Luchi Recipe and Bengali Style Lau Die Tetor Dal for a lunch meal, along with sliced fresh Vegetable Salad.

Do not over cook the cauliflowers and make them mushy.

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Last Modified On Monday, 10 December 2018 14:17
     
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