Apr 14, 2016

L For Labra -- Mixed Vegetable curry

My recipe for L is a popular Mixed vegetable curry Labra from Bengali cuisine. This will be a perfect side dish for Khichuri ans specially made for bhog on Sarwasthi puja. You can make this mixed vegetable medley any time and even serve with plain rice and roti. there is almost a similar recipe we have in Andhra cuisine which is known as Kalagalupu koora. But in Bengali style Labra Panch phoron plays an important roll with its wonderful aroma. Panch phoran is a seasoning which includes cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennal seeds, kalonji. This five spice mixture is well known as panch phoron which is very commonly used as a seasoning in Bengali cuisine. This is a no onion and no garlic recipe.

So let's check the recipe.....
Recipe adopted from Deepa's Hamaree rasoi
Carrot   ---  1 cubed
Radish  ---  1 cut in ti strips
Eggplant  ---  1 cut in to long strips
Potato ---  1 medium cut in to long thin slices
Cauliflower  --- 1 cup cut in to small florets
Cabbage --  1 cup chopped
Spinach  ---  1 cup chopped
Ginger  ---  2 tea sp grated
Green chillies  -- 2 slit
Red chilli   --  1
Panch phoron  ---  2 tea sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1 and half tea sp
Ghee  ---  2 tab sp
Sugar  ---   2 tea sp
Oil   --- 4 tab sp
1. Wash spinach in running water and take it in to a pan add salt and 1 cup water cover and cook for two minutes, remove and drain the water and set a side.
2. Heat oil in a pan add panch phoron and let them crackle then add all the vegetables grated ginger, salt to taste cover and cook in a low heat for ten minutes.
3. After temn minutes remove the lid add turmeric powder, red chilli powder mix well and let the vegetables cook in their own juices.
If you find the vegetables are sticking to the bottom sprinkle some water and stir in between and cook till vegetables are done.
4. Add sugar and ghee mix well and switch off the heat.
Serve with Khichuri...

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Usha said...

Mixed vegetable curry looks just like our mixed vegetable curry. Would not mind it with white rice.

Priya Suresh said...

Labra looks prefect for me to enjoy thoroughly with both rice and roti, healthy and delicious.

vaishali sabnani said...

I have always loved veggies with paanch poran. I like the flavors of this dish..looks colorful as well. A good pick Padma.

Srivalli said...

That's a wonderful pick Padma..having so many vegetables added makes it so healthy as well..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Mixed veggies with panch phoran sounds delicious Padma..

Amara’s cooking said...

Nice blend of veggies Padma, a healthy curry. Love it.

Pavani said...

What a colorful and delicious mixed veggie curry. I love panch phoron and it adds so much flavor to any dish. Good one Padma.

cookingwithsapana said...

Mix veg labra looks so flavorful and delicious Padma.

Suma Gandlur said...

Somehow when serving with khichdi kind dishes, I prefer wet side dishes like pulusu or chutney. This labra with panch phoran sounds flavorful. I had made one for the NE states during the Indian Odyssey mega marathon and loved it.

Srividhya said...

wow loaded with so many veggies. Very nice.

Smruti Ashar said...

Wow that is a bowl full of veggies with panch phoron. Super flavorful and yummy!!

Harini R said...

Very flavorful with panch phoran

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Mixed vegetables seasoned with panch phoran sounds so flavorful!

Chef Mireille said...

love the great variety of vegetables you used

Unknown said...

veg labra looks delicious