Monday, June 2, 2008

Borbotir Torkari(Yard Long Bean Curry) and chingri mach Bandhakopir Torkari ( Cabbage shrimp stir-fry)

Summer vegetables are always healthy, easy on stomach and loaded with full of nourishments . I guess summer time is good for eating light and healthy also, luckily we have our local vegetable market near ,that makes a lot of difference as we get fresh vegetables on a daily basis .We get fresh supply of potol,borboti ,kumro,beans,jhinge and also other vegetables also . Here is what we purchased yesterday morning .

I have decided to blog about 2 recipe for this post ,one is a simple Borbotir Torkari and other is Bandha Kopir(cabbage) torkari with chingri mach (shrimp).Here is a simple torkari recipe for Borboti or Indian Yard Long Bean also known as Asparagus bean .Know more about this vegetable here, Click Here

Borbotir Torkari
Borboti (Indian Yard Long Bean)-1 bunch cut into 1inch long (see pic above )
Kumro (Pumpkin)– 15-16 pieces
Potato – 2 medium cut into long pieces .
1tsp of panch phoron
1tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of red pepper powder
1 tsp of sugar
1tsp of salt
1 bay leaf
2-3 tbs of mustard oil
Heat up a kadai, add mustard oil , temper it with panch phoron , bay leaf , add potatoes and kumro fry at medium for 3-4mints
Add salt , turmeric, red pepper powder,sugar and stir fry , add booorboti and fry for some time .
Add little bit of water ( in Bengali it goes like “ jol chora deva “), cover and cook for 10 mints at low till veggies are tender .Take out and serve with bhaat (rice) or chappati .

Chingri Mach Diye Bandha kopir Torkari ( Cabbage shrimp Stir -fry )

Jumbo shrimp – 10
Cabbage half finely cut .
Boiled potato – 2 medum size

Prepare the mashed potato
1 ½ tsp of salt
1 dry Red chilly
1 tbs of mustard oil.
Heat up a kadai , add dry red chilly sauté it till brown ,take it outside , let the oil cool it off .Mash the potato with this oil and red pepper .Wash your hands before you do anything else .This recipe goes well with Panta Bhaat also .Panta Bhaat or the cooked boiled rice soaked in water for 4-5 hrs is a staple diet in summers and we are not any exceptions , fiery and spicy mashed potato tastes too good with panta bhaat .

To the recipe of Bandhakopir Torkari .
1-2 Bay leaf
2-3 tbs of mustard oil
2 tsp of garam masala
1tsp of salt
½ tsp of sugar
heat up the mustard oil in kadai and fry the shrimps , refer this recipe
add rest of the oil , temper it with cumin seeds , bay leaf and sauté the cabbage , it will take very less time as the cabbage is cut finely , say 3or 4 mints , mix in the mashed potato and fried shrimp and take out in serving bowl .
It goes well with noodles on top or cooked rice .While we had it with Chappati for dinners .
Our Verdict – The addition of spicy mashed potato gives a distinct touch , and my in-laws liked it too , My ma-in-law named it “Darling Bandhakopi” LOL…. so we call it Darling Bandhakopi also .

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  1. You are lucky you get all these veggies.
    Here i have to hunt for the long beans

  2. Hello Jayashree, thanks for your sweet comment! These recipes you have posted are simply delicious and though I'm not a big admirer of beans, I love eating them once in a while. But the chingri and cabbage curry is my all time favorite. My mom prepares it really well. Thank you very much for sharing those recipes. Have a great week!

  3. Nice and yummy curries.......
    You are lucky you get all these veggies.Here I have to go far long to bring these veggies......

  4. Wonderful curries, Borbotir Torkari looks great. You have very nice blog!!! Keep rocking..


  5. Happy,
    good to see you , Ya I know hunting down for fresh veggies in foreign land is very cumbersome..

    Moms home made recipes always rocks and yum to eat ...These 2 curries are our fav too ..

    Thanks ..
    So how far you have to go to get veggies..when we were in US , we didnt have much choice also ..

    Welcome here and enjoy your stay here ..Thanks for liking the Borbotir Torkari ..So, you love to cook for your Daddy too ..Me too loved my Papa's healthy tips about cooking and lifestyle ..All girls are Daddy's daughter always ...LOL..

    Hugs and smiles

  6. Great dishes Jaya. Perfect balance of nutrition in there.Love yardlong beans, little expensive here but will get whenever I can!:)
    Enjoy the award and thank you so much for thinking of me. Hugs!:)

  7. Perfect balance nutrition dish.
    congratulations on your award.

  8. Hi Jaya,

    I am so gonna make this...love your site :)

  9. the recipies are a big help..cant really thanks enough..thank u so much!!



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