Bandhakopir Ghonto (Cabbage Stir Fry)

Servings: 2 people
Cuisine: Indian
Course: Main Course
Time: 30 minutes
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Finely shredded cabbage cooked with potatoes and green peas. Rich in vitamins, Bandhakopir Ghonto or Cabbage Stir Fry is a simple yet flavorful dish from the Bengali cuisine.


  • 1 medium cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 medium potato cubed
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole red chilli
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder


  • To begin, heat mustard oil to a smoking point and let it cool a bit. Add in cumin seeds (jeera), bay leaf, and whole red chillies. Allow the cumin seeds to crackle.
  • Add in the potatoes. Saute. Cover and cook on low to medium heat until they are cooked and golden in color.
  • In the meantime, in a bowl, mix together the grated ginger, cumin powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Add 1/4 cup of water and mix.
  • Add the mixture to the potatoes and cook until the liquid dries up and oil starts appearing on the sides.
  • Now add in the green chillies and tomatoes. Saute until the tomatoes soften a bit and oil starts appearing on the sides.
  • Add in the peas. Mix well.
  • Now add the shredded cabbage and mix well. Cover with a lid until cooked. Make sure it does not turn mushy.
  • Finally, add the sugar and the garam masala powder. Check the salt and add more if required.
  • The Bandhakopir Ghonto or Cabbage Stir Fry is ready to serve.

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