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.
Green Garlic is a young garlic plant that looks absolutely beautiful. The foliage is flat, a single garlic clove at the base and has lush long roots. Every inch of the plant is edible.
Kante Kanagi / Kante kanang/ Nana Kizhangu belongs to the yam family. It is also known as lesser yam and is grown in the regions of Kerala, Goa, and in Kokan (Maharashtra).
Navdhari Bhindi also known as the Shravani Bhendi or Gavathi Bhendi in Marathi is a variety of the lady’s finger/okra. It gets it names Navdhari from the 9 distinct segment that it has on its surface.
Kantola / spine gourd, the small spiny vegetable can easily pass as a distant relative of the bitter gourd. They look somewhat similar in appearance but there is no similarity in taste.