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Fulkopir Chop (Bangladeshi Cauliflower Fritters) #EattheWorld

It's hard to believe that it's August already...and we, at last here on California central coast, are entering our twenty-first week of the shelter-in-place orders. That has meant lots and lots of time in the kitchen...I almost forgot that I had already picked and cooked a recipe for this event.

But here we are in August for another installment of our #EattheWorld project, being spearheaded by Evelyne of CulturEatz. Here's her challenge.

Evelyne directed us to explore the cuisine of Bangladesh. So, today the crew is sharing...

Fulkopir Chop
Bangladeshi Cauliflower Fritters)

The week that I planned to make a recipe, D came home with cauliflower and broccoli from the farm on which he was working this summer. Perfect! Though I blanched them both together, this recipe only used the cauliflower.

Ingredients serves 4

  • 1 head of organic cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 4 Tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin 
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • oil for frying (I used canola oil)
  • Also needed: heavy rimmed pan, paper towels for draining fritters, chutney for serving (I used spiced apple chutney)


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together rice flour, flour, sugar, salt, and spices. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg with soy sauce and water.  Pour liquids into dry ingredients mix until smooth. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. In the meantime blanch the cauliflower.

Place cauliflower in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, then drain. Pat dry gently.

Heat oil in a pan until it spatters when sprinkle in some water. Dip florets in batter and fry until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.

Serve immediately with chutney on the side.


  1. Well these look lovely and I have a head of cauliflower in my refrigerator.

  2. I LOVE fried cauliflower!! I can't wait to try it with delicious spices to enhance it.

  3. I've never done the fried veggies at home (ok, I'm scared of frying things) - but oh my these look delicious!

  4. These look like some cauliflower fritters we had once in a restaurant and they were so awesome. I've always wanted to try making them, and your recipe looks like just the one to try! Thank you.

  5. Fulkopir looks yum, a perfect appetizer.

  6. I love vegetable fritters from that part of the world. It'd veggies so the fried part does not count, right?


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