Labra Assamese Chunky Mix Vegetables Recipe

Filled with goodness of vegetables, it is flavoured with subtle spices and is very light on your palate.

Jyothi Rajesh
Labra Assamese Chunky Mix Vegetables Recipe
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Labra is a very popular Assamese dish which uses a lot of chunky vegetables in it. It’s a popular side dish that goes well with rice and roti. It is flavoured with subtle spices and is very light on your palate. This recipe is one of the best ways to use up a lot of small stock of variety of vegetables lying in your fridge. When you have bountiful of squash, pumpkin and you want to try different recipes other than the usual soups, then you must try this recipe. Every household has their own version of Labra recipe in Assam, and today I present to you the way I feel comfortable mixing the vegetables together. 

Serve Labra Assamese Chunky Mix Vegetables along with Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Assamese Recipes such as

  1. Assamese Bilahir Tok Recipe
  2. Assamese Sweet Kordoi Recipe
  3. Thekera Tenga Recipe

Cuisine: Assamese
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

60 M


2-3 Servings


  • 1 cup Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , cut into 1.5 inch cubes
  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , cut into quarters
  • 1 cup Small Green brinjal (green aubergine) , cut into big pieces
  • 1/2 cup Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish) , cut into big pieces
  • 1 Onion
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 cup Water
  • For Tempering
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Panch Phoran Masala

How to make Labra Assamese Chunky Mix Vegetables Recipe

  1. To begin making the Labra Assamese Chunky Mix Vegetables recipe, grind onion, ginger-garlic paste, dried red chilies with little water into a paste. 

  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add bay leaf, dry red chilli and panch phoran masala. 

  3. After 10 seconds add the onion-ginger-garlic paste and sauté until there is no raw smell left in the paste. 

  4. Add the chopped vegetables, cook in oil for about 3 to 5 minutes and keep stirring continuously. 

  5. Add salt and sugar in the vegetables and mix well. Next, add turmeric powder, cumin powder stir well. 

  6. Cover and continue to cook with constant stirring until the vegetables are almost cooked. 

  7. Now add about 1/2 cup water, bring it to boil. 

  8. Reduce the flame to low and continue to cook until the vegetables are fully cooked and turns soft. 

  9. Finally add garam masala powder in the vegtable, stir well. Let it cook until Labra reaches desired consistency. Do not make it too dry or too liquidy like curries (This dish has to be gravy consistency).

  10. Serve Labra Assamese Chunky Mix Vegetables along with Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.