Spicy Cauliflower ( Kosha Phulkopi/Spicy Gobi )

I saw one cauliflower sitting in my fridge and thought of cooking something spicy with it. So I made as we Bengalis call it “Kosha Phulkopi” or Spicy Cauliflower or Spicy Gobi. It was very tasty..you can have it with boiled rice or roti. Here is the process :

Kosha Phulkopi

  • Things needed :
  1. Cauliflower – 1 (medium)
  2. Onion – 1 large (chopped in small pieces)
  3. Tomato – 2 medium (chopped)
  4. Potato – 1 large ( peeled and chopped in medium sized cubes )
  5. Ginger paste – 2 tsp
  6. Garlic paste – 2 tsp
  7. Cinnamon stick – 1 1/2 inch
  8. Green Cardamom – 2
  9. Clove – 2
  10. Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  11. Red Chili powder – 2 1/2 tsp
  12. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. If using turmeric paste then you can use 2 tsp of it. I personally prefer to use raw turmeric and make a paste from it. It really tastes better from the powdered one
  13. Unsweetened curd/yogurt – 2 1/2 tbsp
  14. Salt – as needed
  15. Cooking oil – 3 tbsp
  16. Garam Masala (Alternatively use 2 inch cinnamon+2 green cardamom+2 clove powder ) – 1 tsp
  • Cooking method :
  1. Take the cauliflower florets and wash them well and keep aside
  2. Heat oil in a wok and throw in the cinnamon stick, green cardamoms and cloves and fry them for few minutes until you get the spicy smell, but be careful not to burn them
  3. Add the potatoes and fry until they become golden
  4. Add the chopped onion pieces and saute until they become transparent
  5. Now add ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder (or paste), cumin powder, red chili powder, salt and mix well. Cook on low flame and stir occasionally until the raw smell is no more. It can take 8-10 minutes. If it sticks to much to the bottom add 2-3 tsp of water and stir continuously
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and smash them in the wok with your ladle. Add the curd/yogurt and blend very well
  7. Add the cauliflower florets and mix well with everything in the wok. By this also add the garam masala
  8. Cook under cover for around 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if needed
  9. When done you will see oil separating

Remove from heat and serve hot with hot boiled rice or roti. Enjoy!! šŸ™‚

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