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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chingri - Phulkopir Dalna / Cauliflower Gravy With Prawns

The cauliflower-peas curry is definitely a good dish but for non-veg lovers adding prawns makes it more wonderful combination. You can add potatoes here which also blends quite well with cauliflower and prawn but I generally skip it. 

1 medium sized Cauliflower
200 gms medium sized Prawns, cleaned 
1/4 cup Green peas
1 Onion, ground to paste
2 Tomatoes, ground to paste
3-4 Green chillies
2 tsp Ginger paste
1 tbsp Coriander paste
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Ghee
4-5 tbsp Mustard oil
Handful of coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder on cleaned prawns. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Cut cauliflower into medium sized florets, dip them in hot water with 1/2 tsp salt and put this on burner for 5-6 minutes until they are slightly tender (over cooking will cause it to break apart). Drain and keep aside. 

Heat mustard oil till smoking point and then reduce the heat, fry prawns for few seconds and keep aside(prawns are very tender so don't over fry them or else will become rubbery). In the same pan fry cauliflower florets on medium heat till they are light brown. Place them on tissue paper to soak the excess oil. Now add bay leaves in the same oil, add onion paste and fry on medium heat till it turns pink. Add ginger paste, chilly paste and all dry masala (except garam masala). Fry till it leaves oil, then add tomato paste. 

When the masala is nicely fried add cauliflower, mix well thoroughly. Add little water and green peas, adjust salt, cover and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are done. Just before removing from the heat add fried prawn at this stage, sugar, garam masala and ghee for flavor. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice or simple masala rice. 

Sending this recipe to Chandrani's Spotlight : Festive Food which was started by Indrani of Recipe Junction


  1. Cauliflower and to try it..ASAP.

  2. I always get to learn a new recipe from your blog. This recipe is simply awesome

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  3. nice combo ...looks yum and love your crockery set

  4. Thats a very new combo... would love to try some

  5. Delishhhh .... in luv with the blue n white pottery :)

  6. beautiful recipe and so well presented. looks awesome Deepa.

  7. i love any kind of prawn curry n this variation sounds great.

  8. An inviting subzi!!! Will try it sans prawns & im sure it will taste just as good :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Such an irresistible dalna,inviting.

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  11. Very well presented Deepa, perfectly made dear.

  12. droooling here!!looks amazing!

  13. Looks so good, wish i had this right now.

  14. chingri and phulkopi darun combination Deepa...hugs

  15. very delicious looking curry...i too love to cook some special dishes with mustard oil..lovely clicks

  16. Good Combo, new to me. looks delicious

  17. That's very new combo to me...nice the pics...

  18. wonderful combination of prawns and cauliflower... looks delicious...

  19. Very nice preparation. Loved the durga ji postcard in the background.

  20. Another different combo from you.I love cauliflower and i am sure the combo will be superb.

  21. Eta besh ekta notun torkari for me. I don't think ma eta baniye che kono dino. Dekhte darun lagche. Try korno ek din!

  22. aha mota mota plump chingri .. looks really good and besh pujor bhoj pujor bhoj kind.


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