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Phulkopir Paturi (Cauliflower Dum - Bengali Style)

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Phulkopir Paturi (Cauliflower Dum - Bengali Style) RECIPE

Paturi is a traditional Bengali recipe where generally the fish is coated in mustard paste and then steamed. It is cooked, wrapped in a banana leaf. But today I would like to share my version of a paturi style recipe with my favourite veggie - Cauliflower. It is a very simple, easy and equally delicious dish. As banana leaf was not available, I cooked the cauliflower, mixed with all the mentioned ingredients in a dum style. It is absolutely a fuss-free recipe and equally nutritious with very little oil. This side dish can be had with plain steamed rice, pulao or chapattis.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Steaming
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 medium size cauliflower, cut into florets
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
  5. 1/2 tsp. nigella seeds (kalonji)
  6. 2 tbsp. fresh grated coconut
  7. 1 onion, chopped
  8. 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  9. 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  10. 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  11. 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  12. handful of coriander leaves & stems, chopped (leave some to garnish)


  1. In a pan, mix together all the above mentioned ingredients. Cover and cook on a medium flame till it is done.
  2. Sprinkle some water at intervals. When the veggies are soft, switch off the flame and garnish with the remaining coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.

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Neha Dhingra
Neha Dhingra   Sep-12-2017

Simple yet delicious...

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