Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Cabbage with shredded chicken & Alu bhartha Bengali style

Cabbage with shredded chicken


3 cups shredded cabbage

2 bay leaves

2 dried red chillies

Half cup mustard oil

300 gms of boiled shredded chicken


1 tsp turmeric

2 tsps roasted jeera powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

Half tsp red chilly powder

Half tsp annar dana powder

Heat half quantity of oil and add the whole spices. Mix in the cabbage and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Lower the heat and mix in the spices and shredded chicken. Stir gently. Cover with a lid and continue to cook on low fire, stirring from time to time.  Cook till the cabbage and chicken are tender and a fine aroma rises. Serve with rotis.

Alu bhartha Bengali style


6-7 boiled mashed potatoes


5 tbsps mustard oil

2 tsp panch phoran masala

3 dried red chillies

Heat the oil. Add the red chillies and panch phoran and allow to splutter. Put off the heat. Add this tempering to the mashed potatoes. Add salt and mix well. Shape into portions and serve with steamed rice and dal.

Roma Ghosh
Roma Ghosh has recently retired as Associate Professor for Media Studies from an international university. She was with the Times of India as a correspondent for many years. Her passion is cooking and she has been doing recipes and photo shoots for Women's Era for the last 15-odd years.

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