No pujor bhoj is complete without labra which is a perfect combination with khichuri or bhuna khichuri. It is the queen of panchmisali tarkari or medley of vegetables. Though durga puja is already over, this mixed vegetable recipe is perfect for Lakshmi puja which is coming soon.

Course: Main course

Cuisine: Bengali (Indian)

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Servings: 6


  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 5-6 florets of cauliflower
  • 10-12 borboti (yard- long beans)
  • 5-6 sheem (flat beans)
  • 150g of kumro(pumpkin)
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 radish
  • stems and leaves of the cauliflower
  • 3-4 green chilies slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of panch foron
  • 1/4 teaspoon of hing/asafoetida
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup of coconut paste
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chili

You can also add any other vegetable of your choice


  1. Chop all of the vegetable to same size.
  2. Take a kadai and to it add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaves, red chilies and panch foron.
  3. As you start getting the aroma of the spices, add all the vegetables and saute them.
  4. Add about a cup of water and cook the vegetables covered.
  5. Add turmeric powder and salt and continue cooking till all the vegetables are cooked properly and most of the water is evaporated. Add water if necessary.
  6. Now, add the sugar and ghee and turn off the flame.
  7. Serve hot with khichuri, bhuna khichuri or steamed rice.

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