Karanda/ Air Potato or yam is a true yam that belongs to the yam family. It grows as a bulbil on a perennial vine and hence is called a vine potato. This plant is native to India.
Kaligana/ kalingada Polo is a simple soft dosa recipe made with watermelon rind.
Tender Cashew or Olya Kajuc are available during the early summers ( around March-April ). It is around this span that we make this amazing “Usal” a type of preparation dry gravy with these beauties.
Thecha is something you definitely need to try if you visit Maharashtra. It’s a super spicy dip often served with simple millet Bhakris or with meals too.
Ghavan is what I call the Maharashtrian crepe. It is a traditional breakfast recipe widely made in the Kokan region of Maharashtra made with Ukada tandul ( a kind of brown parboiled rice ).