Fulkopir Alur Poshto

Fulkopir Aalur Poshto,is a delicious Bengali cauliflower and potato curry cooked in poppy seeds.It’s almost impossible to think about Bengali food without poppy seeds and fish.Bengalis love the poppy seeds as much they love their fish and potatoes.

Before this poshto ,I have only once used the poppy seeds in making a curry.I even have forgotten the taste of poppy seed paste and was not sure if my Punjabi dals and sabzis eating family would like it or not.But let me tell you,I am so glad I made this poshto as it was a hit in the family.The poppy seeds gave the dish a wonderful texture and taste.I served it with rice and it was a filling and delicious meal for us. In this Bengali cooking series,everyday I have learned a new and interesting dish and I am so overwhelmed about it.

On a sweet note, I have become Bua /aunt yesterday.My brother and his wife are blessed with a cute little baby boy and what makes it more special that it was our 10th wedding Anniversary.I am so excited and happy that from now on we would be celebrating April 5th for two reasons 🙂

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 6
Dish-Fulkopir Poshto

1 small sized cauliflower head,cut in florets
2 medium sized potatoes,cut in cubes
2 green chillies
1-2 dry red chilli
2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon nigella seeds/kalounji
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon mustard oil

Soak poppy seeds in milk for about 2-3 hours.Grind to make a paste with green chillies.
Heat oil in a pan and add cauliflower pieces.Sprinkle with a little salt and turmeric powder.Cook covered until cauliflower is soft.
Into the same oil add nigella seeds,dry red chilli and potato cubes.
Sprinkle with salt,sugar and turmeric powder.Cook covered until potatoes are tender.
Now add cooked cauliflower ,poppy seeds paste and 1/2 a cup of water.Cook for 3-4 minutes more.

Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve warm with luchi ,rice or roti.


Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl


22 comments on “Fulkopir Alur Poshto”

  1. Srivalli says:

    Pictures are stunning Sapana..too good..congrats on becoming a Bua and belated Anniversary wishes..

  2. Poppy seeds give a rich texture and taste to any dish. This one with potatoes looks so inviting…

  3. Usha says:

    When we were younger, poppy seeds were used a lot in cooking and over the years usage of it reduced. As you said, the taste is quite different and flavorful with its addition. Yummy cauliflower curry with poppy seeds.

  4. Congrats on becoming a Bua Sapana, Belated happy anniversary ??
    Love the dish with poppy seeds, the potatoes are so inviting:)

  5. Belated Anniversary wishes and congratulations on becoming a Bua! This is such a famous Bengali dish and Love the poppy flavors.

  6. I use poppy seed in few of my curries. this cauliflower aloo posto looks like a perfect side dish and your pictures are making me drool.

  7. Belated Anniversary wishes Sapana and congrats on becoming a Bua. I use a poppy seeds in my few recipes and this cauliflower aloo posto looks like a perfect side dish nice choice.

  8. Poppy seed base sounds interested. Yummy bengali recipe.

  9. Belated anniversary wishes and congratulations on your nephew's birth.
    Cauliflower seems to be the vegetable of the day for those who have chosen Bengali cuisine. The touch of turmeric has lend a beautiful color to the curry.

  10. Happy Anniversary and heartiest congratulations !…Sapna !the gobhi looks very well made, infact the whole set up is very inviting.

  11. Belated anniversary wishes Sapana, hey thats cool, congrats on your nephew's birth, definitely happiest moments. Fulkopir alur poshto rocks,love the grounded paste went in this dish.

  12. Congratulations on becoming a bua and belated anniversary wishes. The curry looks stunning with the vibrant yellow color.

  13. Congratulations on becoming a bua and Happy Anniversary. The cauliflower curry looks so inviting. Loved the way poppy seeds can take a dish to the next level!

  14. Pavani N says:

    Congratulations on becoming bua Sapana and belated wishes on your anniversary.
    Cauliflower posto was a big hit in our house too. Lovely clicks.

  15. Congratulations and belated anniversary wishes..cauliflower poshto sounds delicious and inviting..

  16. rajani says:

    That's two special occasions on one day! Congratulations.

  17. mouthwatering pics…dish looks delicious

  18. Congrats on becoming an aunt and belated anniversary wishes Sapana. The dish looks very flavorful and beautifully presented.

  19. LOVE your background boards – your photos are looking just amazing recently – these are just fantastic

  20. That is a pretty board sapana! ! Poshto looks tempting and I love those plates too??

  21. Ruchi Indu says:

    Nice clicks!!! the dish is looking so radiant in yellow color…

  22. Loved the presentation. I am bookmarking this. Have both the veges right now and time to go into the kitchen:)

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