Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bandhakopir Torkari ~ Bengali Dry Cabbage Curry with Peas and Potato


how to cook bengali bandhakopir tarkari bengali dry cabbage curry with peas and potato

 This is one dish that tops my list when I want to give a less effort but have a good lunch. Bandhkopir Torkari as we bengalis say it, is a super easy dish. The only tricky part is that the cabbage should be properly cooked, but that problem is also solved by putting the cabbage in the pressure cooker before cooking or just boiling it until its perfectly cooked. It just needs 3 spices and nothing else.

bengali dry cabbage curry with peas and potato

Its tasty, subtle in spices and goes almost with everything - rice, chapati or puri... and the plus point is that you can always go vegan with this dish. Just ommit the non-veg items and it will become a non-vegetarian dish to go with.



Babdhakopir Torkari/Bengali Dry Cabbage Curry with Peas and Potato

how to cook bandhakopir torkari


Ingredients:

  • 500gm cabbage - super thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions - thinly sliced
  • 2 potatoes - cubed
  • a handful of prawns/shrimps
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 tomato -chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt
Method:
  • Put the sliced cabbage in a pressure cooker with enough water to drown the cabbages and salt.
  • Let the whistle blow 3-4 times. Open the cover and strain the water.
  • Marinate the prawn with salt and pepper for some minutes.
  • Sauté them in a little oil in a pan.Keep them aside.
  • In the same pan heat some oil in a pan and put the cumin seeds in it. Let it sizzle.
  • Put the sliced onions and fry them until golden brown.
  • Put the chopped tomatoes.
  • Put the peas. Since I used frozen peas I put them in the beginning. If its not frozen you can put them with the cabbage in the dish.
  • Fry them until the tomatoes are perfectly cooked, soft and mashed.
  • Sprinkle some salt in it.
  • Put the cubed potatoes.
  • Put turmeric powder.
  • Mix them evenly with the turmeric powder.
  • Then put the boiled cabbage.
  • Evenly mix the boiled cabbages with the rest of the mixture.
  • Put in the fried prawns.
  • Put cover and let them cook for some 10 minutes or until everything is properly cooked and flavored.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Put the garam masala.
  • Simmer for some more minutes
  • Put off the flame and serve hot. :):)

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