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.
As a kid, I always believed my grandfather loved this fruit “Ramphal” because they shared a connection to “Ram” through their name.
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.
Wild food. Don’t those words excite you? They definitely excite me and make me feel like a food explorer.