Aloo Phulkopi Posto

Aloo Phulkopi Posto

Aloo Phulkopi Posto is a dry vegetarian Sabzi or side dish in Bengali and Indian meal.


  • 10- 12  Cauliflower florets
  • 2 medium sized potatoes cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. Poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup mustard oil
  • 6-7  green chilies ( make a paste with little bit of water)
  • Salt to taste
  • One tsp sugar


  1. Preheat a Kadai and add oil into it.  Heat up the oil over medium high heat.
  2. Now when oil is nice and hot, change the heat to low,  Add the potato wedges to the oil.
  3. Sprinkling salt, and let it cook over medium heat, till the vegetables softened.
  4. Remove from the oil and add-in cauliflower florets, sprinkling salt over the vegetables, continue cook till the cauliflowers are done. It will take 5-6 minutes or so.
  5. Meanwhile, transfer the poppy seeds, cumin seeds in a coffee grinder and add a little bit of salt. Grind them together.
  6. Mix them with green chili paste, add sugar and a little bit of water.
  7. When the cauliflower is almost cooked, add back the fried potatoes in the pan.
  8. Add the paste and one cup of water into it.
  9. Give a stir to mix everything well, add a tbsp of mustard oil, cover with a lid and switch the heat to high.
  10. As the liquid starts bubbling up, reduce the heat to medium, again put the cover on and cook till the gravy almost thickened.
  11. Remove from the heat and give 5 minutes resting time before serve. 

Recipe by: Shyamali Sinha

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