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Bandhakopir Dalna Recipe

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Bandhakopir Dalna Recipe

bandhakopir dalna durga puja traditional recipes

Bandhakopir Dalna is a dry curry made of cabbage (thinly sliced), cutted potatoes in cubes and green peas cooked with dry spices. This Bengali style Bandhakopir Dalna or Cabbage curry is a vegetarian dish which is included in weekly meal plans in most Bengali families.

|| Ingredients ||

  • 1 lb Cabbage, sliced finely
  • 2 Potatoes, cut in small cubes
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 1/4 to 2 tsp Green Chili Paste
  • 1 tbsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp ground Coriander
  • 1 inch Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste

|| Method of Cooking ||

  • Fry cubed potatoes in hot oil in a wok, until lightly browned. Remove the potatoes from oil and keep aside.
  • To the hot oil, add cabbage. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Stir the cabbage well and then and cover with a lid. Cook the cabbage over simmer for about 3-4 minutes, with the cover removed.
  • Add turmeric powder, chili paste, cumin, coriander and ginger to the cabbage. Stir and fry until the spices are well blended with the cabbage.
  • The cabbage should be nearly cooked at this stage.
  • Add 1/2 cup water, the potatoes, fold in salt and sugar to taste.
  • Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are cooked and there is practically no gravy in the pan.
  • In a frying pan, heat butter. Add the bay leaves and garam masala. Stir fry a couple of minutes and pour over bandhakopir dalna.
  • Stir the cabbage and remove from heat.