Pakoda & tea are most favorite evening snack of every Indian. Though there are different types of pakoda which can be prepared with different types of vegetables or meat but when it is winter then cauliflower pakoda becomes most favorite of all pakoda lovers. But this snack is not a common item at a local restaurant in India. So if you want to eat this then you have to make it at home and enjoy with tea or coffee.
Cauliflower fritters are very much addictive snack, haha. Yes, you simply can not stop yourself till your stomach is full. It is actually that much delicious.
Normally, in Northern India those pakodas are served along with green chatni as well as red chatni. But ere in West Bengali, we Bengali love to enjoy those pakodas with muri (murmura in Hindi / puffed rice in English). If you prepare your muri with oil from the jar of your homemade pickle then it will give you heavenly feeling. Nothing can be more delicious and a cup of hot tea and muri with phoolcpoir pakoda.
What is phoolcopi? Oh, I forget to mention that phoolcopi means cauliflower in Bengali. I hope many of you already understood this.
This year I have grown cauliflower plants in container too. So I am expecting that I will get a few number of chemical free cauliflower heads in this season. I will definitely share that experience to you too and that will happen very soon because those plants are one & half months old. So tiny florets are about to come.
I have never grown cauliflower plants in container. So I have crossed my fingers and looking a big size florets in container too. Did you ever try to grow cauliflower in the garden? If yes then do not forget to share your experience and how did you care your plants.
Cauliflower fritters recipe
Phoolcopir pakoda in Bengali or phool gobi ka pakoda in Hindi
- 1 small cauliflower florets (phool gobi)
- ½ cup besan/gram flour
- 1 teaspoon ginger (adrak) paste
- 2 teaspoons kalonji/nigella seeds (kala jeera)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder /haldi
- 2 green chillies (hari mirch), finely chopped
- Salt as needed
- Water as needed to make batter
- 1.5 tablespoons any vegetable oil
- Cut cauliflower floret into small pieces
- Now take gram flour, ginger paste, kalonji, turmeric powder, finely chopped green chillies, salt and combine all
- Now pour water to make thick & consistent batter
- Now dip cauliflower floret pieces into the batter and deep fry those batter coated cauliflower pieces over low - medium flame
- Serve it with your favorite chatni/sauce