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 India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines etc. Continue reading to know more about this amazing green.Read More »Water Spinach/Nali Bhaji and its health benefits
Kudachya Shenga are long tender beans that grow wild in the forest. Hence called ranbhaji aka wild edible food.Read More »Kudachya Shenga: A monsoon special ranbhaji
Aakur/Ankur is an edible fern that grows in marshy and mangrove areas. In fact, it is considered to be a delicacy in Goa.Read More »Aakur/Ankur: The Monsoon special edible fern
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.Read More »Ambadi/ Gongura: What makes it unique?
Moras Bhaji is a beautiful salty succulent that grows in damp regions like mangroves, dunes, beaches, etc which is available mainly during early monsoons.Read More »Moras Bhaji: The salty succulent of the Monsoons
Cassia Tora aka Takla pronounced as टाकळयाची भाजी is a leafy vegetable that is specifically available during monsoons. It is a ranbhaji aka wild food and is found in many regions of India eg. Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, etc.