Bandhakopir Torkari Dim Diye is a classic Bengali style dry cabbage curry with a twist. Bandhakopir Torkari is made with cabbage, potatoes and flavoured with aromatic whole spices and Bengali garam masala and topped with scrambled egg. Makes a wholesome and delicious meal when served with roti or rice.
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You must have noticed that cabbage rarely makes an appearance in my feed/blog. For that matter cauliflower, broccoli and even soya chunks. I rarely cook with these lovely veggies and ingredient. This wasn’t the case few years back, until my husband was diagnosed with Thyroid. and these vegetables and few more were a big no no for him. So I avoid buy them when I go shopping as I don’t like cooking it for myself only.
Anyways Mr being he such a sweet, considerate man he is, gets it for me whenever he goes grocery shopping. Being a vegetable lover seeing these gorgeous veggies of course makes me so happy.
This bandhakopir torkari with egg is something I learned from my mom. I have no idea why she adds it but it sure does tastes super amazing. We Bengalis make cabbage many ways be it niramish bandhakopir torkari/ghonto, chingri maach (prawns) diye bandhakopi, bandhakopir bora.. i mean the list is endless…
What ingredients goes in Bandhakopir torkari Dim Diye?
This bandhakopir torkari (Bengali Cabbage curry) does not have onion and garlic in it. Kinda Niramish if you leave out the egg. Lets see what the ingredients are below.
- White Cabbage
- Bengali garam masala
- Green chillies
- Cumin seeds
- Bay leaves
- Whole Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamoms
You that is all you need to make delicious dry Bengali Cabbage Curry.
Here are few delicious Bengali recipes that you can try.
Bandhakopir Torkari Dim Diye
Bandhakopir Torkari Dim Diye |Bengali Dry Cabbage curry with Eggs
- large thick bottomed pan
- 1 medium Cabbage Wash and shred the cabbage into very very thin strips
- 2 medium Potatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks
- 2 large Eggs (free range)
- 1 large Tomato chopped
- 2-3 green chillies slit
- 1 inch Ginger grated
- 1-2 dried red chilli
- 1-2 bay leaves
- 1 inch Cinnamon stick roughly pounded in pestle motor
- 3-4 cloves roughly pounded in pestle motor
- 2-3 Green Cardamom roughly pounded in pestle motor
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Chilli powder
- 1 tsp Cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp Bengali Garam Masala powder
- 1-2 tsp Ghee
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt as per taste
- 2-3 tbsp Oil (veg/sunflower)
- 2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
- In a heavy bottom pan heat 2 tbsp of oil, when hot enough add in the potatoes pieces and fry for few minutes till it turns golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and keep it aside.
- Add the remaining oil to the pan, when hot, add the cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and when it starts sizzling and you get the beautiful aroma of the spices add bay leaf, dried red chillies and cumin seeds.
- When the cumin seeds starts spluttering add the grated ginger, tomato and fry for few minutes until tomato becomes soft and mushy. and the oil separates from the sides.
- Now all the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and saute for 1-2 minute until the oil separates from the sides.
- Now add the shredded cabbage, green chillies and salt and toss everything together and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
- Add the fried potatoes and mix everything well. Now add half cup of water, cover and cook on low to medium heat for 22-25 minutes tossing frequently every few minutes.
- Now add the sugar and mix everything well and continue cooking till all of the water is dried out and the potatoes and cabbage pieces are cooked. The cabbage pieces might not appear as whole, they will be quite mushed.
- Meanwhile Break the eggs in a small bowl and ass little salt and whisk it well. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and make scrambled eggs. keep it aside.
- FInally add the bengali garam masala powder, ghee and the scrambled eggs and mix everything well.
- Garnish it with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti or rice.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Bandhakopir torkari as much as we do!
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