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Mixed leafy vegetables xaak

There are many green leafy vegetables found in Assam. We should eat as many as leafy vegetables as they are good for health. Green leafy vegetables are great source of antioxidants and vitamins. Below are some green leafy vegetables found in Assam with their English name:

Paleng - Spinach
Kolmou - Water spinach
Horiyoh xaak - Mustard plant
Lai xaak - Muatard green
Moricha - Amaranth
Khutura - Green amaranth
Jilmil - White goosefoot
Maati kaduri - Sessile joyweed
Bhedai lota - Skunk vine
Mosondori - Heart leaves...... etc.

The recipe of mixed leafy vegetables xaak


•• 1/2 cup each chopped leafy vegetables of:

        1. Mustard green

        2. Red amaranth

        3. Green amaranth &

        4. White goosefoot

● 1/4 tbsp fenugreek seeds

● 2 tbsp mustard oil

● 2green chillies chopped
● salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan. Add fenugreek seeds. When crackling,  add chopped leafy vegetables.  Add chopped green chillies and salt. Mix and fry.

In a medium heat cook  untill l…

Bottle gourd sabji with lentil dumplings | Bor diya Lau sabji

Botlle gourd sabji with lentil dumplings is a simple yet tasty veg recipe that can be served as a side dish with rice. Bottle gourd in Assamese called 'Lau' and in Hindi it's called 'Lauki'. Here I am using sun dries lentil dumplings which are available in the market. Bottle gourd is a very healthy vegetable.  Different dishes can be made from this healthy vegetable. I like bottle gourd very much and often cook bottle gourd recipes and this is my first post on bottle gourd.

Sun dried lentil dumplings (urad dal)  Sun dried lentil dumplings (red gram)
Bottle gourd sabji with lentil dumplings | Bor diya Lau sabji ­čôÄCourse : Main course
­čôÄCuisine : Bengali  ­čö¬Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes ­čĽ×Total : 45 minutes
­čŹ┤Servings : 2

2 cup chopped bottle gourd1 potato cut in cube sized pieces (optional)1 small tomato chopped1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste1/2 tbsp  Panch phoron( a mixture of 5 different spices: cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, fenugr…