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.
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 …
Madras Cucumber is something that I discovered on my recent trip to the market.
Long Melon/ snake cucumber/ gavthi kakri are available during the early summers. In a way, seeing them in the market finally means summer is here for good.
Moras Bhaji is a beautiful salty succulent that grows in damp regions like mangroves, dunes, beaches, etc which is mostly available during early monsoons.