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Fish Head Bandhakopi (Cabbage) Bengali Style Recipe

The winters call for the green leafy cabbages. The lunch boxes of bongs are incomplete without the green peas popping out of the cabbages.


To tickle taste buds why would the Katla heads lag behind? The dish is an awesomely favorite for the Bengalis.

Fish Head Bandhakopi Recipe Bengali Style

Swarnab Dutta
Simple Macher Matha diye Bandhakopi recipe. Ingredients and instructions to make Bengali-style cabbage recipe with fish head for lunch & dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 2 servings


  • One big cabbage
  • 2 fish heads
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Red chilly powder
  • Mustard oil
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • Ginger-garlic paste two tablespoons
  • Green chili 2-3
  • Diced 2 big tomatoes
  • Green peas
  • 2 diced potatoes
  • dry red chilies
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • Cumin & coriander powder 1 tablespoon each
  • Garam masala powder
  • Ghee.


  • Boil the cabbage with salt and turmeric and keep it aside and allow it to dry.
  • Salt and turmeric need to be applied to the fish heads and fried well.
  • Now, after it has been fried well, now put bay leaves, dried red chilly, cumin seeds in the oil and put the potatoes to fry and fresh green peas.
  • Then put the onions, ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, green chilies, and cumin and coriander powder.
  • Mix all the masalas well, then add the fish heads and cabbage, cook and mix them all for at least 5 mins and cover the lid of the cooking pan.
  • Cover it until all the water gets dried up.
  • Open the lid, add garam masala powder and ghee and stir for more 5 -7 mins
  • The dish is prepared.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Recipes for Dinner, Recipes for Lunch

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