Category: Wild Foods

Wild Foods

Water Spinach/Nali Bhaji and its health benefits

water spinach

Unlike its name, Water Spinach does not belong nor is it related to the spinach family. In fact, Water spinach is a semi-aquatic perennial plant that grows quickly in moist/ damp soil mainly around waterbodies/ditches etc and belongs to the Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) family. It is Native to Asia and thus is easily available in …

Wild Foods

Ambadi/ Gongura: What makes it unique?


Ambadi or Gongura is one of the popular local greens in certain cuisines. I first learned about it from a local vendor who asked me to taste these deliciously intriguing sour greens but I learned more about the usage of gongura from my Bengali friends. Gongura is widely used in the Northeast and Andhra Cuisine.