Goa’s Bounty: Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bitter gourd or Karela, locally known as Karati in Goa, is a common food in Indian cuisine. It offers a variety of both medicinal and nutritional benefits and…

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Goa’s Bounty: Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Snake gourd is a tropical vegetable of Indian origin. It is locally known as ‘Poddale’ in Konkani or ‘Padwal’ in Marathi. Snake gourd is highly appetising and nutritious,…

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Goa’s Bounty: Cucumber (Cucumis sativas)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in India. Cucumber or “kakdi” in Hindi is known as “Taushe” in Konkani. The nutritional value of cucumbers makes it a healthy…

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Goa’s Bounty : Cluster Beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cluster beans, locally known as chidki-midki in Goa, are a type of green beans that are grown abundantly in India. The dried seeds of cluster beans are processed…

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