April 12, 2010

Phulkopi diye Mangsho /Cauliflower Chicken

In Bengal, preparing fish with cauliflower is very famous. Few days back, just for a change I thought of cooking chicken with cauliflower. Though I cooked the dish with a pounding heart and with the thought whether my family members were going to like it or not, to my satisfaction the dish turned out too tasty. Here I came with the recipe to share with you all.


Ingredients:-



Chicken- 500gm (cut in to medium pieces)
Cauliflower- Half of a medium size
Potato- 2 medium size (optional)
Onion-1 medium
Tomato-1 medium
Garlic & ginger paste -2tsp
Garam Masala whole- 2 of each (Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove)
Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
Bay leaves-2
Star Anise- 2 flowers
Oil- 4 + 2+2 tbsp (It can be less or more)

Marinade-

Turmeric Pwdr- ¼ tsp
Cumin Pwdr- ¼ tsp
Coriander Pwdr- ¼ tsp
Yoghurt-2tbsp
Salt and Sugar- according to taste


Method:-
1. Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients given under the Marinade head. Keep for 15 to 20 mnts.
2. Cut the cauliflower in medium sized florets. Cut the potato in big cubes. Roughly chop the onion and the tomato.
3. Take a deep dense pan or korari. Heat 2 tbsp oil. When the oil is hot enough add the star anise, garam masala and the bay leaves. Let them splutter. Add the marinated chicken and cook in low flame till the chicken becomes almost tender and all the juice evaporates. You can use a lid if you wish. Add the reserved fried potatoes and cauliflower in the chicken and mix them well.
4. On the other hand take another deep dense pan or korari. Heat 4tbsp oil. When the oil is hot enough put the cauliflower and the potatoes. Fry them till they turn semi brown. Take out the cauliflower and the potatoes draining the extra oil and reserve.
5. Add 2 tbsp oil in the same pan with the remaining oil. Temper with cumin seeds and wait to splutter. Add the garlic and ginger paste and fry till they turn brown. Add the onion and keep on frying. When the onion turns brown add the tomatoes and fry till the oil separates. Take off the stove and let it cool. Grind the onion mixture in to a fine paste.
6. Now add the onion, tomato paste in the chicken and fold nicely altogether. Taste if more salt or sugar is needed. Cook till the chicken and potatoes become tender. Serve with rice, roti or bread. You can add green chilli and coriander leaves too..

Note:- Most of the time to get a thick gravy I use the onion and tomato paste. The paste makes a dish very tasty. It takes very little oil to fry  and saves a lot of time to gravy making.

I am sending this recipe to Priya's Cooking With Seeds - Cardamom Seeds Event.


31 comments:

Dinners and Dreams said...

The chicken looks delicious. It resembles a Moroccan tagine a little. I love recipes that include cauliflower.

Have a wonderful evening!

Nisrine

Malar Gandhi said...

Very interesting dish, I never paired cauliflower with fish or chicken, looks like a great dish...wanna try this right away..good that I have all these ingredients:):)

Soma said...

I would have thought of combining cauliflower and chicken - a unique combo indeed. But it does look great.

PranisKitchen said...

looks so delicious.Never tried this combination..sounds interesting will try it sometime

Sushma Mallya said...

Came to see chicken biryani but got to see a unique and a beautiful dish, love the colour and the ingredients used to make it so yummy, unusual combo but sounds great,,will surely try this...and thanks for those lovely words abt me, felt happy reading it and u really made my day by saying all those lovely things...well can say am like that, wow you guessed it so right...Abt you also i can say the same thing, you very friendly person,and can say your heart is very beautiful too and i do make friends with genuine persons like you..glad i came across someone like you...so shall v be friends here on?...do give me your gmail or facebook id?

Jay said...

Hy Kamalika,

Wow...cauliflower chicken , a complete new recipe..can't wait till weekend to try this...sooooooooo tempting.

Priya said...

Cauliflower chicken, omg never thought of making out a dish with cauliflower and chicken, truly looks delicious and very unique, thanks for sending dear...

Ana Powell said...

Very flavoursome dish x

miri goes phishing! said...

Hi K....cauliflower n' chicken...i would've never thought they will go well together...but thanks to u for posting it here n' letting us know it turns out really nice...the snap has come out really well too...will check it one day n' let you know...:)

An Open Book said...

interesting combo...

divya said...

looks so delicious.Never tried this combination..sounds interesting and sooooooooooo tempting.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Never came across dish with cauliflower and chicken but this looks great......

Gulmohar said...

that's an interesting combo..never had it before...thanks for sharing :-)

San said...

Post displayed chicken biryani ,but found something more captivating than that.

Truly a great combo which iam yet to try my hand on with kamalika.Adding cardamom to this recipe is a twist i guess .Looks so scrumptious.Happy to have a pal like you.

Thanks for your lovely comments,felt glad on seeing it.I shall wait for the real feast you are gonna throw down soon :)

Have an awesome day dear.

Mary said...

I've never seen this combination used before but it does sound wonderful and is relatively easy to do. Your photos are wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Yummy Team said...

Interesting combination, it looks so tasty!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear kamalika
You have produced a great dish...Long back i used to cook , it with mutton..I will try your recipe..as your spicing is very nice.
Cooking meat with vege is very well known including with bitter gaurd, Lau, patol etc ..it is called Mutoon dopiyaja Gobi..( Do piyaja means with vegetable and nothing to do with onions as popularly known.)
Have a nice day

Biren said...

I think this is a delicious combination. I always do a stir fry but I will try this next time :)

Tina said...

Cauliflower chicken looks superb dear...Thanks a lot for ur sweet comment in my blog...Im fine..very busy with packing n all..im 7 months pregnant ..due on july sec..so going to my home on dis sat...thats d reason ...

Nostalgia said...

This is an interesting dish indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi kamalika, happy new year..i hope u celebrate it too....i had added you to my yahoo, hope to chat with you soon, cya, have a nice day...take care

Jaya said...

Kamalika,
I used to cook chicken with broccoli kinto never tried with cauliflowers..looks very delicious.
shobho nababorsho to you and your family.
hugs and smiles

Kamalika said...

Thanks a lot everybody for the lovely comments u have made here..those are really very inspiring and encourage me a lot ....

SathyaSridhar said...

Kamali,,Happy Bisakhi/ New Year to u n ur family dear...actually in my bloglist displayed as chicken biryani i tried to open the page but it said error i thought u r doing editing or wrongly gave publish before finishing.Sorry for my delayed comment dear,,actually i dont know the page will open even if we tried with URl...now i came to know...

Indrani said...

chicken looks delicious..new recipe to me..shubho nababarsha,kamalika to u and ur family..send ur entries for my summer food & drinks event to riappyayan@gmail.com..pl. note

Uma said...

lovely combo! the photos are tempting!

shahana said...

Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing!

arthi said...

My husband is a huge fan of chicken. This Cauliflower chicken is so different.

priya said...

hi
kamalika
you have a unique blog
i like all your posts

Pari said...

Nice preparation, wonderfully flavoured.
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PrIyAdArShInI BoJaRaJaN said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog kamalika.Ur blog is very attractive yaar..my eyes r rolling..!!!cauliflower and chicken..??sounds good...nice try.