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Fulkopi Posto

Recipe to make Bengali Cauliflower posto. Cauliflower simmered in spicy poppy seed gravy. Serve with rice or roti as side dish.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: bengali
Servings: 4 serving


  • 1 head Cauliflower Medium of , cut into florets
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • 2 tsps Mustard Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ tsp Seeds Nigella
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green , slit
  • 10 tbsps Cashews water , soaked in warm for minutes
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 10 tbsps Poppy Seeds water , soaked in warm for minutes
  • ½ Cinnamon " stick
  • 2 tbsps Yogurt , whisked well
  • To taste Salt


  • Steam or microwave cauliflower until fork tender.
  • Drain the cashews, poppy seeds and grind them to a smooth paste along with the peppercorns and cinnamon stick.Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan; add the bay leaf, nigella seeds and green chilies. Saute for 1 minute. Next add the steamed cauliflower and cook for 3~4 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste, green peas and cook until the flavors get a chance to mingle, about 4~5 minutes.
  • Stir in the yogurt and season with salt. Sprinkle some water if the dish looks too dry. Cook covered for another 5 minutes. Serve with rice or roti.
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