Kudyacha Shenga are long tender beans collected from the forest during early monsoons for consumption. They are considered a ranbhaji aka wild food.
Aakur/Ankur is an edible fern that grows in marshy and mangrove areas. The name itself literally means shoots/sprouts in Konkani and just as the name suggests these are tender shoots of the fern that are consumed. In fact, it is considered to be a delicacy in Goa.
As a kid, I always believed my grandfather loved this fruit “Ramphal” because they shared a connection to “Ram” through their name.
Longans also known the ” Dragon eye fruits” or Euphoria are delicious sweet tiny fruits.
Karanda/ Air Potato or yam is a true yam that belongs to the yam family. It grows as a bulbil on a perennial vine and hence is called a vine potato. This plant is native to India.
Asparagus… Finally, I got my hands on this amazing ingredient. I had always seen on screen (mainly in western cookery shows) or read in books. I knew how it felt, tasted, looked from all the descriptions I had but that doesn’t really justify, does it? There is something about looking, feeling, tasting, and cooking a …
Ambadi or Gongura called as an Indian Sorrel and red sorrel is a sour leafy green.