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Assamese Lai Xaak or Khar

Assamese Lai Xaak or Khar

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 30


Serves 3

  • Mustard greens 250 gms

  • Half Broken Rice powder 1 1/2 tbsp

  • Green chilies 2 nos

  • Garlic cloves 4 nos

  • Khar/Baking soda 1/4 tsp

  • Mustard oil 1 1/2 tbsp

  • Salt 1/2 tsp

  • Water 1 1/2 cups


  • 01

    Wash and clean the greens, chop them up and keep aside.

  • 02

    Chop garlic and green chillies and keep aside.

  • 03

    In a pot, take some water and bring it to boil, will be required later.

  • 04

    Now take a thick bottom wok, add mustard oil and heat till just smoky hot.

  • 05

    Add the chopped garlic and green chilies to the wok and stir-fry for a couple of minutes, till they turn golden brown.

  • 06

    Now Add those chopped mustard greens to the wok And sauté for some time.

  • 07

    Then sprinkle the baking soda over the wok and wait for some time till the mustard greens shrink.

  • 08

    Add salt as per taste.

  • 09

    Then add the half broken rice powder and with that add boiling hot water and stir continually to avoid lumping of rice powder.

  • 10

    Once the concoction comes to a desired thickness, turn off the heat.

  • 11

    Transfer the khar to a bowl immediately.

  • 12

    This preparation is best eaten when hot, along with some rice.



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