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 …
Kudachya Shenga are long tender beans that grow wild in the forest. Hence called ranbhaji aka wild edible food.
Aakur/Ankur is an edible fern that grows in marshy and mangrove areas. In fact, it is considered to be a delicacy in Goa.
Karande or Air Potatoes/yam are true yams that belong to the yam family.
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.
Moras Bhaji is a beautiful salty succulent that grows in damp regions like mangroves, dunes, beaches, etc which is available mainly during early monsoons.