Kudyacha Shenga are long tender beans collected from the forest during early monsoons for consumption. They are considered a ranbhaji aka wild edible food.Read More »Kudyacha Shenga : A monsoon special ranbhaji
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.Read More »Aakur/Ankur: The Monsoon special edible fern
Cassia Tora aka Takla pronounced as टाकळयाची भाजी is a leafy vegetable that is specifically available during monsoons. It a ranbhaji aka wild food and in found in many regions of India eg. Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh etc.
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 is a ranbhaji called as Phodshi and is only available during the rains. She also said that it is called Devkrupa bhaji because they do not cultivate it. It grows on its own during the rains each year.