Tag: Seasonal vegetables

Ingredients, Vegetables

Aakur/Ankur Bhaji: The monsoon special edible fern

Aakur

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.

Ingredients, Main Course Meals, Vegetables

All about the Dragon Stalk Yam (Shevala/Shevla)

With the first few showers of rain, you get a variety of interesting leafy vegetables which are available just for a short time. One such vegetable is Dragon Stalk Yam which is mainly available just before the monsoons begin. Though you do get it during the rains too though the ones you get just before …