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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Shorshe Phoolkophi (Mustard Cauliflower Curry - Bengali Style)


          Here is a simple, delicious and a traditional Bengali style cauliflower curry flavoured with mustard paste. It is a no onion - no garlic curry and is cooked in a dum style with minimal of ingredients. Poppy seeds paste also can be added if preferred. This is an old family recipe that I learnt from my mom and I love having it with plain steamed rice. It goes well with chapattis too. Please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.







  • 1 medium size cauliflower, cut into florets
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1-2 tbsp. mustard seeds / kasundi (bottled mustard paste)
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. kalonji (nigella seeds)
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped







          If using mustard seeds, soak it in water for 15-20 minutes. Then grind it along with the chilies and a pinch of turmeric powder to a smooth paste.

          Now in a bowl, mix together the cauliflower florets, salt, turmeric powder and the ground paste. Marinate for 10-15 minutes.

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with the kalonji. Saute for a few seconds and then add the marinated cauliflower and the green chilies.

          Cover and cook on a low flame by stirring and sprinkling water at intervals. Cook till the cauliflower turns soft. 

          When done, add the coriander leaves and mix well. Serve with plain steamed rice or with chapattis.






                   Now in a bowl, mix together the cauliflower florets, salt, turmeric powder 
                   and the ground paste. Marinate for 10-15 minutes.



                 Heat oil in a pan and temper with the kalonji. Saute for a few seconds and 
                 then add the marinated cauliflower and the green chilies. Cover and cook on
                 a low flame by stirring and sprinkling water at intervals. Cook till the cauliflower
                 turns soft. 



                                When done, add the coriander leaves and mix well. 





                               Serve with plain steamed rice or with chapattis.








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