Explore Assam culinary treasures with these 7 uncommon vegetables. From bamboo shoots to elephant foot yam, each offers unique flavors and nutritional benefits

Dipak Jaiswal                      02 Dec 2023

Bamboo Shoots (Tokola): Assamese cuisine treasure, bamboo shoots enhance stir-fries, soups, and stews with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Elephant Foot Yam (Kachu): Abundant in Assam, this starchy tuber's culinary versatility shines in stir-fries, soups, and stews, providing carbs, fiber, and vitamins.

Water Spinach (Kaldol): Assam's leafy green delight, water spinach, offers a nutritional boost with vitamins and minerals, enjoyed raw or cooked.

Snake Gourd (Chichinga): Nutritional gem with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Ideal for stir-fries, soups, and stews, showcasing its long, green profile.

Sorrel (Tengapata): Assamese nutrient-rich green, sorrel, a vitamin and mineral spectrum. Enjoy its goodness raw or cooked for a culinary delight.

Lotus Stem (Nolkol): Crunchy white lotus stem, a nutritional powerhouse with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Perfect for stir-fries, soups, and stews.

Bitter Gourd (Bhat Karela): Despite intense bitterness, vibrant green bitter gourd is rich in vitamins and minerals, offering health benefits in diverse dishes.