labra-bengali-vegetable-curry
Labra - Bengali Vegetable Curry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Labra is a unique Bengali mixed vegetable curry that is enjoyed with rice or bread. It uses a defined mix of spices to give it a unique flavour that is truly Bengali. 

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Author: Tamara at Foodieverse
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil or replace with vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Paach Phoron Bengali 5 whole spice mix
  • Pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1/2 green chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 4 cups mixed vegetables pumpkin, potatoes, cauliflower, cauliflower leaves, eggplant, spinach, carrots
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ghee
Baghar / Tadka (Tempering)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
Instructions
  1. Heat the oils then temper the paach phoron, hing and the chillis.

  2. Add coriander, cumin and turmeric powders followed by 1/4 cup water.

  3. Add grated ginger, saute for a minute.

  4. Add the mixed vegetables and cook for 5-6 minutes.

  5. Add 1 cup water, milk and the salt. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20-25 minutes.

  6. Make the baghar / tadka and directly add to the vegetables.

  7. Add the ghee and sugar, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  8. Serve while hot with puri or white rice or khichdi. Enjoy!

Baghar / Tadka
  1. Heat the oil and temper all ingredients for 1 minute.