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Monday, December 31, 2012

Chokk Bund

Cabbage is prepared in so many ways like red cabbage, yellow cabbage. Cabbage is used in soups and salads. Today I am writing the recipe of a very famous preparation of cabbage called chokk bund which means khatta bund gobhi. The taste is sour and is mostly eaten with boiled rice.


Ingredients
  1. 1 kg bund gobhi (cabbage).
  2. 1 table spoon salt or to taste.
  3. 2 table spoons laal mirchi powder (red chilly powder).
  4. 1 tea spoon zeera (cumin).
  5. 1/4 tea spoon hing (asafoetida).
  6. 4 table spoons imli (tamarind)  pulp / juice of three lemons.
  7. 5 hari mirchi (green chillies).
  8. 3 big ladles of mustard oil.
Method
  1. Cut big pieces of bund gobhi and wash thoroughly with fresh water 3-4 times, keep aside to drain off excess water.
  2. Heat oil in a patila till smoke appears.
  3. On low flame, put zeera, hing, bandgobhi and salt in patila and stir occasionally till water appears.
  4. Mix mirchi powder evenly (add 1/2 glass of water if necessary), put hari mirchi in it and cover with a lid with occasional stirring till tender.
  5. Mix imli pulp or lemon juice and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Chokk bund gobhi is ready to serve with rice or chapatti.