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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bandha Kobi Chencheda ( Cabbage curry with Fish )

Cooking Time Required : 30-35 mins
Cost of preparation: 40-50 rupees

Ingredients: Bandha kobi (cabbage, 400 gm ), potato ( 1 medium ), green peas ( 1 cup ),tomato ( 1 medium ), ginger ( 1/2 inch ), garlic ( 8-9 pods ), onion ( 1 large ), cinnamon stick ( 1 inch long ), cardamon ( 2 nos ), cumin seeds ( 1/3 tsp), red chilli ( 2-3 nos), turmeric (1/5 tsp), Bhakura/rohi maccha munda/lanja ( fish head and tail, 1 pc each ), oil ( 6-7 nos ), turmeric ( 1 tsp ), salt.

Preparation: Wash the cabbage and cut into small pieces. Keep aside

Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric for about 5 minutes.

Grind the onion, garlic, ginger, cardamon and cinnamon into a thick paste.

Cooking: Heat oil in a large wok. Add the fish and fry till it turns reddish. Crush in the wok itself and stir fry for 3-4 mins .Remove from wok and keep aside.

Add the red chillis and cumin seeds. When it starts to splutter, add masala paste and turmeric, and cook till the raw smell goes away.

Add the diced potatoes . Stir fry for 5-6 mins and then add the bandha kobi along with the salt. Add the finely minced tomatoes and green peas when the cabbage softens a bit.

Cook for another 5-10 minutes and then add the crushed fish pieces. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes till the fish mixes thoroughly with the vegetables and excess water disappers.

Tastes best when served hot with rotis.

Note: Do not add any extra water. If using frozen peas, defreeze and add 5 mins before removing the curry from the stove ( frozen peas need less time for cooking and become mashy if cooked for too long ).

Vegetarians can also prepare this curry without the fish.


  1. Dear AOF
    Very nice recipe. I like it.
    Have a nice day

  2. Never cooked fish with cabbage curry, thats truly new for me..


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