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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Phool Kophir Datan Chorchori (Cauliflower Stems Stir Fry - Bengali Style)


          This is a simple homemade side dish made out of the stems of the cauliflower. It is usually discarded but you can make this delicious stir fry with just potatoes, onion and other basic ingredients. You can also add in eggplants, pumpkin, broad beans or any veggie preferred, to make it nutritious. Enjoy it with either rice or chapattis. Please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare this simply delicacy.






  • Stems of one cauliflower, sliced
  • 1 potato, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp. panch phoron (equal quantity of fennel, fenugreek, mustard, cumin & nigella seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies, slit
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. raw mustard oil






          Pressure cook the stems in sufficient water for one whistle. Drain and and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with panch phoron and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds.

          Add the onion, garlic and green chilies. Fry till the onions turns translucent. Add the potatoes and all the dry spices. Fry on a medium flame till they turn slightly soft.

          Now add the boiled stems and cook, covered for 2-3 minutes or till all the veggies are done. Add the coriander leaves and mustard oil. Give it a toss and serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.





                      Pressure cook the stems in sufficient water for one whistle. Drain and 
                      and keep aside. 



                               Slice the potatoes lengthwise.



                       Heat oil in a pan and temper with panch phoron and asafoetida. Saute for
                      a few seconds.



                   Add the onion, garlic and green chilies. Fry till the onions turns translucent.  



                     Add the potatoes and all the dry spices. Fry on a medium flame till they 
                     turn slightly soft.



                     Now add the boiled stems and cook, covered for 2-3 minutes or till all the
                     veggies are done. 



                            Add the coriander leaves and mustard oil. Give it a toss and.....




                                       Serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.








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