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Phool Kopir Posto Bahar / Cauliflower Cooked with Poppy Seed

In Bengali cauliflower is called phoolkopi and poppy seed is called posto. Various types of dishes are prepared with the combination of poppy seed paste and vegetable and even non vegetarian items. The most common and popular is aloo posto ( potato cooked with poppy seed) but today I tried it with cauliflower. Phool kopir posto bahar don’t need an elaborate cooking but a very royal and exotic dish can be prepared in no time with little effort. Today I am taking this dish to our Potluck Party Cyber Style hope my friends will like it. Give it a try and let me know.

Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes
Serves: 4

10 big florets of cauliflower 
½  cup green peas
2 tbsp mustard paste 
4 tbsp  poppy seed
1 big tomato finely chopped 
1 tsp red chili powder or to taste 
½ tsp turmeric powder
2  tsp sugar 
Salt to taste 
½  cup oil 
1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
½ tsp garam masala powder

Methods Of Cooking:
Take the florets of cauliflower and rub it with salt and turmeric. Now heat oil in a pan and fry the cauliflower little brown. Keep aside. In this oil add chopped tomatoes and red chili powder and salt and green peas. Stir well till the tomatoes are bit soft. Now add the mustard paste and poppy seed paste and sugar. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes till oil comes out from the masala. Now add the fried cauliflower and mix well in the masala with soft hand. Add ½ cup of warm water cook till the gravy is almost dry then add ghee and garam masala powder. Put off the flame and cover give 5 minutes standing time before serving. Serve with steamed rice, rotis ( flat breads ) or paratha. Enjoy delicious phoolkopir posto bahar.

Sending this to my friend Jagruti's event Potluck Party Cyber Style

Happy Cooking!


  1. Beautiful and tempting dish...very soon in my kitchen :)

  2. Looks yummmm... previously had aloo poshto but gonna try this very sooon.....


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