Poshto Phoolkopi Recipe (Cauliflower & Potato In Poppy Seeds Gravy)

Cauliflower and Potatoes cooked in rich poppy seeds gravy and is best to serve with steamed rice.

Jyothi Rajesh
Poshto Phoolkopi Recipe (Cauliflower & Potato In Poppy Seeds Gravy)
2721 ratings.

This is traditional Bengali dish made of poppy seeds gravy. Cauliflower and potatoes are the main vegetable used in this dish. Frozen peas or fresh peas can be added too. Thick gravy like poppy seeds curry is delicious curry and is paired best with steamed rice. Highly recommend to use mustard oil for this curry to get the authentic taste.

Serve Poshto Phoolkopi along with Bengali Chapor Ghonto and Bengali Luchi for a weekend lunch with friends and family.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali recipes such as

  1. Enchorer Torkari Recipe
  2. Bengali Style Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe
  3. Aloo Posto Recipe

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


3-4 Servings


  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into florets
  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo)
  • 5 tablespoon Poppy seeds
  • 7 Green Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds)
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped for garnish

How to make Poshto Phoolkopi Recipe (Cauliflower & Potato In Poppy Seeds Gravy)

  1. To begin making the Poshto Phoolkopi recipe, firstly boil water in a saucepan. Add little salt and cook cauliflower florets and chopped potatoes for 3 minutes. Remove from water and keep aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon mustard oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Fry cauliflower florets and potatoes until it turns golden brown. Remove from pan and keep aside.

  3. Rinse poppy seeds in water. Grind together poppy seeds, green chilies into smooth paste adding little water at a time.

  4. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add onion seeds and slit green chilies. Then add the fried cauliflower and potatoes. 

  5. Add salt to taste, turmeric powder, poppy seed paste. Mix well, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. 

  6. Add little water if required. Keep the curry thick. Add sugar, mix properly and turn off the flame. It is ready to serve.

  7. Serve Poshto Phoolkopi along with Bengali Chapor Ghonto and Bengali Luchi for a weekend lunch with friends and family.