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.
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.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali recipes such as
- 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 leaves (Dhania) , chopped for garnish
Directions for Poshto Phoolkopi Recipe (Cauliflower & Potato In Poppy Seeds Gravy)
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.
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.
Rinse poppy seeds in water. Grind together poppy seeds, green chilies into smooth paste adding little water at a time.
Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add onion seeds and slit green chilies. Then add the fried cauliflower and potatoes.
Add salt to taste, turmeric powder, poppy seed paste. Mix well, cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add little water if required. Keep the curry thick. Add sugar, mix properly and turn off the flame. It is ready to serve.
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