Labra Tarkari

Assamese Vegetable Medley


Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in

Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Instant Indian

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

Labra is an example of how dishes retain some similarities across neighboring states, but have varying spices and flavors. Labra is a mixed vegetable medley made in the states of West Bengal and Assam. The Assamese variation is more of an autumn dish, while in West Bengal the labra surfaces in early spring. The recipe offered here is the Assamese labra which uses more assertive spices, such as garlic and garam masala. Essential vegetables for this dish include pumpkin or winter squash, eggp