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Family Food Club - Kolpona's Special Stir Fry

Family Food Club - Kolpona's Special Stir Fry

Posted by Layla Meerloo

This week wonderful volunteer Kolpona shared a great recipe packed with flavour and vegetables!

Kolpona and her daughter

Kolpona’s Special Stir Fry

This is a Bengali style stir fry using different flavours and techniques to the more well known Chinese style stir fry, it’s really simple and delicious for the whole family.


Mushrooms, chopped

1 Broccoli/Cauliflower (or other vegetable of your choice), chopped

2 Small potatoes

½ Teaspoon coriander powder

½ Teaspoon chilli powder (optional)

¼ Teaspoon turmeric powder

2 Onions, sliced

2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 Tablespoon oil

Fresh coriander (optional), chopped


  1. Heat the oil then add the onion and garlic cook for a few minutes
  2. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix
  3. Add the mushrooms, mix and cover the pan with a lid to cook until soft
  4. Add the other vegetables, mix and replace the lid, check and stir occasionally until cooked through, then garnish with chopped coriander  
  5. Serve with rice, pasta, noodles, bread, whatever you prefer!

Posted by Ana Ramirez Mourraille on 5 Apr, 2021