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Sunday, October 21, 2012


Labra is a scrumptious dish of West Bengal. It is a kind of mix vegetable recipe made along with curry. East to make and delicious to taste, this dish is also very nutritious and fulfilling. It contains several kinds of vegetables cooked on sim flame along with light spices. It is served hot along with rice. Labra is a regular item of the daily food chart of the Bengalis, however this is also considered to an important recipe for the festivals and celebrations. If you are also a curry lover, you will certainly like this recipe. Try making Labra according to the instructions given below.

Labra Recipe

  • 100 gm Brinjals
  • 100 gm Pumpkin
  • 100 gm Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Raw bananas
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp Mustard oil
  • 1 Tbsp Corainder Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 5 Red Chilies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
To Be Mixed Together
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Bleck Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • Cut the vegetables into medium size pieces.
  • Powder the corainder, cumin and fennel seeds ,and red chillis finely.
  • Heat oil, add the crushed ginger and fry lightly.
  • Add the mixed spices called ' panch phoran' and stir fry for a minute.
  • Add vegetables, fry well, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, and one cup of water. Simmer the flame and cook until vegetables are done.
  • Add the powdered spices, sugar and stir well. Cook for another few minutes adding ghee.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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