Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kopir Tarkari -with Dakhini Twist-Cauliflower stir/fry

When ever I have tried to make cauliflowers here, somehow the original flavour that’s associated with Kopi/cauliflowers back home is missing here. Another reason can/may be I generally use sunflower oil for cooking purpose not the staple mustard oil, which is used heavily for Bengali dishes.
However, this time I tried to make kopi/cauliflower with some other ingredients which are again heavily used for South Indian dishes. So, I ended up with using desiccated coconut and loads of curry patta.
Now, I do feel if the freshest of the ingredients can be used, that gives a totally different flavour to any usual or a normal stir/fry. I would highly recommend using fresh scraped coconut and fresh curry patta pluck straight form the plant. This would definitively going to enhance the flavour of this stir/fry.
If I am not wrong, now all the things used in this stir/fry point to thoran, except the use of urad dal or chana dal for tempering. Here is how I tried to make cauliflowers with dakshini twist.

Kopir torkari –dakshini twist diye
Gobhi/kopi- half cut into small florets
½ cup of fresh grated coconut or desiccated coconut
½ cup of crushed cashews
½ cup of curry patta
1 medium size onion chopped finely
1 tomato chopped finely
1 tsp of panch phoron or black mustard seeds
2 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
Salt as per taste
2-3 tbs of cooking oil

Heat up a saucepan/kadai, add oil, and temper it with panch phoron or mustard seeds.
Crush some quarter cup of cashews with the help of rolling pin. Grate/scrape some coconut or you may use desiccated coconut.
Now add chopped onion, coconut and cashews to the hot oil. Stir fry for 4-5 mints till onions becomes little translucent and coconut+cashews barely golden.
Add in the washed cauliflower florets.
Add all the seasoning –red pepper, cumin, coriander and salt. Mix well with the cauliflowers.
Now add in curry patta and chopped tomato. Add in 1 tbs of oil at this step while making this curry.
Mix all well and stir/fry for another 4-5 mints.
Now put the flame to low and cook uncovered stirring in between.This will going to take another10-12 mints.
There is no need to add water as it will come out from the onions+tomato that you have added.
Enjoy with rotis.

Happy Cooking Friends


  1. looks great....trying this soon, and watta great way to fuse Bangali khabar wd Dokkhini khabar...

  2. Yummy platter ..nice recipe....loved it

  3. wow cauliflower stir fry looks really delicious n inviting ...nice combination of ingredients ...never tried this way ...love this stir fry...thanks for sharing dear

  4. tomar dakhshini twist ta kintu byapok. darun gando habe. rutir sange darun. winter er fulkopi die banale sei authentic taste aar gandho ta pabe. asole akhon to sab ybrid variety paoya jay...gandhota bhalo lage na.

  5. Jano kal raat e shue shue hotat kore besh spicy kopir tarkary khete ichhe korchhilo....aaj shokal e uthe tomar recipe ta dekhe aro kidhe peye galo....ebar mone hochhe banatei hobe......kamon achho??

  6. Curry Pata diye kopi besh bhalo ar diff idea. Eta korbo, coconut ta skip korbo

  7. Amarnath,
    do try and let me know how it turn out :-)..


    yes that was really delicious and it saved my day LOL..

    ami winter hole O eyikhane kopir taste pae Na ..tobe eyibhabhe curry pata gondho te eyi bhabhe khele besh bhalo lagey ..try korbe bhalo lagbe..

    hi and how are you?
    eyi ta besh ekto jhaal dile aro bhalo lagbe..tobe becoz of my daughter who is not that fond of spicy n hot food..jhaal ta besh kom diye chilaam ..

    coconut ta skip korte paro tobe cashews ta nischoyi debe bhalo lagbe..

    thanks all for liking this recipe..
    hugs and smiles

  8. Very inviting platter, perfect comfort food !

  9. Jaya, I love the "Dakhini" twist you have lent to the simple kopir tarkari we make at home.

  10. Can I have mine with rice please? :)

  11. Usha,

    thanks dear.

    thanks for liking dakhini twist.

    yeah, rice will go well with it too..

    hugs and smiles to all of you

  12. Dear Jaya
    Very nice and new dish for me ..will try soon
    Have a nice week

  13. Panch poran, pepper with gobi sounds very delectable, I simply love gobi with all the spice its tempting!!!


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