Aloo Phulkopir Dalna
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 2-3 People
  • Aloo /Potato: 5-6 (Medium Size) cut into two halves
  • Phulkopi / Cauliflower: 1 (medium size) cut into medium sized florets
  • Green Peas: ½ cup (optional)
  • Tomato: 2; medium sized
  • Ginger paste: 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin Seed: ½ tsp.
  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp.
  • Bengali Garam Masala Powder: 1 tsp.
  • Asafoetida / Hing: ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp. (I prefer to use Kashmiri Red Chili Powder)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Sugar: 1 Tsp. (hipped)
  • Bay leave: 1-2
  • Dried Red Chili: 2
  • Refined Vegetable Oil: for frying
  • Ghee: ½ tbsp.
  1. Cut Potatoes into half and Cauliflower into medium sized pieces.
  2. Make a smooth puree of tomatoes.
  3. Rub salt and Turmeric Powder to Potatoes and cauliflower pieces.
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  5. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry potatoes till those turn golden
  6. Now fry cauliflower florets until those turn golden brown
  7. Keep both the fried veggies aside.
  8. Temper remaining oil with Bay leaf, Red Chilli, Cumin Seed and add Asafoetida after mixing with 1 Tbsp. water.
  9. Add tomato puree and ginger paste to the tempering and sauté for two minutes.
  10. Add Cumin Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, Sugar and Salt and sauté till oil comes out from the mixture.
  11. Now add Green Peas (optional).
  12. Add fried potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes on low flame.
  13. Add 1 Cup of Water and cook for 5 minutes in low flame with a lid on till Potatoes soften.
  14. Now add fried cauliflower and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  15. Add ½ cup of water and boil the “DALNA” in medium flame till desired consistency and/or aroma comes from the gravy.
  16. Add Ghee and mix it well with the Dalna.
  17. Switch the flame off and serve it hot with LUCHI”, “KOCHURI” or ”PARATHA” or “RICE”.
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