Category: Vegetables


Navdhari Bhindi / Shravani Bhendi / Local Okra

Navdhari Bhindi / Shravani Bhendi

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.

Ingredients, Vegetables

Kantola / Spine gourd : Availability, Nutrition and usage

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.

Ingredients, Vegetables

Phodshi – A lesser known Monsoon vegetable

As I was doing my grocery shopping yesterday, I saw a lady selling something that looked like grass along with other vegetables. I got curious and walked up to her to inquire about it. She mentioned that it’s called as Phodshi and is only available during the rains. She also said that it is called …

Ingredients, Main Course Meals, Vegetables

Dragon Stalk Yam (Shevala/Shevla)

With the first few showers of rains, you get a variety of interesting leafy vegetables which are available just for a short time. One such vegetable is Dragon Stalk Yam which is mainly available just before the monsoons begin. Though you do get it during the rains too though the ones you get just before …

Main Course Meals, Vegetables

Malabar Spinach/Mayalu : Availability, Nutrition and Usage.

Malabar Spinach was one of my grandma’s favorite leafy vegetable. Ever since she passed away somehow we never made it even though it is my mother’s favorite too. Suddenly around 1.5 months back my mother walked in with a Mayalu plant. My joy knew no bounds and I couldn’t resist going down the memory lane …

Healthy Recipes, Ingredients, Traditional Recipes, Vegetables

Kothimbir Wadi with a twist

Kothimbir Wadi is a Maharashtrian delicacy made from fresh coriander and besan (gram flour). It is consumed in steamed, shallow fried or deep fried form with food and even as a snack. It can be baked too (Though I still need to try out that version ).