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24 May 2012

Modhuxuleng paator logot patot diya Kosu xaak

(Modhuxuleng=Polygonum microcephalum*, Bhekuri=Solanum indicum, Kosu Xaak=Colocasia Leaves)

  • Kosu xaak - 2 bunches
  • Tomato - 1
  • Modhuxuleng leaves - 10-12
  • Garlic - 10-12 cloves (Crushed)
  • Green chilli - 5-6
  • Tita Bhekuri (Optional) - 5-6
  • Banana leaf, Mustard oil and Salt
  • Tender the Banana leaf by heating on fire
  • Add all the ingredients (except Mustard oil and Salt) together and wrap in the Banana leaf
  • Tie the Banana leaf with a strong string or toothpicks and roast on a Tava on medium heat for 30 minutes or until done
  • Unwrap the Banana leaf and put the ingredients in a bowl
  • Add Mustard oil, Salt and mix well with hand
 * "Polygonum microcephalum D. Don
Vern : Madhusuleng (As.)
Habit & habitat : A glabrous or sparesly hairy herb attaining 3 ft. height with a woody perennial root stock. Leaves hastately ovate, lanceolate, abruptly narrowed to the winged petiole, which is auricled at the base. Flowers in small heads in axillary or subterminal slender peduncles. Perianth 5 cleft; stamens 8. Styles 2-3, conate at base. Fruit nut, 3-gonous.
Flowering :June. Fruit ripen :August to September
Found in most places of the state, common in Upper Assam." ~ source 'Wild Edible Plants of Assam' by Brahmananda Patiri and Ananta Borah

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