Kopi Bhaja – Stir Fried Cauliflower

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Most of you may not agree with me, but I love winter. The chilly dry winds, the sweaters, and blankets, and the best part of it is winter brings a lot many winter vegetables, and topping the list is cauliflower. I love cauliflowers. Even though you get cauliflowers all through the year now, but having something during its actual produce means different.

The refrigerator never ceases to have a cauliflower in it during winter. Whether its just fulkopir tarkari or a few florets in my macher jhol, I love the taste and texture of cauliflower.

Kalyan loves to prepare the Westernised version, the cauliflower augratin; I can’t really throw out the stems of cauliflower, the fulkopir datar tarkari is one of the most authentic Bengali recipes and it reminds me of my childhood.

Cauliflower curry goes with anything. Its great to have it as a side with luchi for breakfast or for lunch with rice. This stir fried cauliflowers is one of my favorite cauliflower recipes. Its quick and easy to prepare and the hint of nigella with cauliflower enhances the wintery feel.

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Kopi Bhaja

Indian, Side, Cauliflower recipe, Winter recipe
Cooks in    Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3-4 green chilies, chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
Directions
  • Chop the florets coarsely into tiny pieces. Chop the potatoes to quarter inch cubes, Wash and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a wok, throw in the nigella seeds. As they start sputtering transfer the washed cauliflower florets and potatoes. Add turmeric, chili and season with salt
  • Cook covered, stirring occasionally, and little water if the florets start to stick to the bottom of the wok.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice and dal.

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Hot Tips – You can add a few chopped sprigs of coriander to garnish.

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6 Comments

  1. Just like mum makes, perfect with luchi or roti, trying a low carb version tomorrow by substituting aloo with celeriac cubed

  2. Can someone please tell me what is nigella seeds? Is it Kaala Jeera?

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe..I could feel the bengali flavor from the click.. When we were in west bengal, nearby shop sells poori with a little watery bengal gram dal with different flavor..I feel grate if you come up with that recipe..

  4. Amio amon kore banai tabe ektu matorshunti dii. ki bhalo lage bolo garom dl bhater songe.

  5. Very nice one , Sudeshna ..I use the same method , but never tried with potato and cauliflower …will make it

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