Sweeter than Broccoli with a peppery edge. Eat stem and all. Stir fry or blanch in hot water followed by a soak in cold water to retain the colour.
Gailon is best served blanched or stir fried and topped with a mixture of oyster sauce, sugar and fried garlic or shallots.
Rs. 600.00Please note that the price mentioned below is the kg price. Typically, a head of Orange cauliflower weighs between 600 - 900 grams.
Purple cauliflower: it’s intriguing, alluring, and powerful.
Roasting cauliflower lightly caramelizes the sugars in the vegetable. It brings the sweetness, savoriness, and nuttiness out of the cauliflower. Simply toss the cauliflower in some olive oil, season it with salt and pepper and roast it in the oven. Its a super easy side dish that brightens any dinner table and is sure to bring excitement and lively dinner conversation.
Purple cauliflower is said to taste nuttier and sweeter than white cauliflower and does not have the slight bitterness sometimes found in white cauliflower. You can usually steam, simmer and roast purple cauliflower and it will retain its color. Serious overcooking will wash out some of the brightness of the colour.
Purple cauliflower lets you add a vibrant color to a party vegetable dip, salad or vegetable roast.
The purple color is natural. It is the antioxidant anthocyanin that gives it the purple pigment.
Please note that the price mentioned below is the kg price. Typically, a head of Purple cauliflower weighs between 600 - 900 grams.
Rs. 170.00Kirby cucumbers are usually short and always bumpy. Kirbys are nice and crunchy for eating raw, and are eaten with the dark green skin. They are flavourful enough to be perfect for pickling too.
Not Available at present - Rs. 320.00
Much sweeter than the white, the red fleshed fruit is sweet, juicy with a creamy pulp and delicate aroma. Cut in half and scoop out. A real show stopper.
Red fleshed dragon fruit is available from June to October.
Sold in 500g pack.
Edamame are immature green soyabeans that are often served as an appetizer. In Japan and China edamame is a common snack like eating roasted peanuts is for us. A great protein snack for a party which is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Edamame is not only delicious to snack on but also packed with a nutritional punch. Like most beans, soybeans are sweeter and have more umami before they are fully mature.
Add the fresh edamame to salted water (5 grams salt in 450 ml water) once it reaches a boil for ten minutes, and then remove from heat and refreshed in ice-cold water to keep their bright green colour. Sprinkle salt before serving.
This has worked well for us but the length of time will depend on personal choice a lot, since some like the inner bean to only be minimally cooked and have some bite while others prefer it melting soft. Also the amount of salt is something you will have to adjust to your taste. So start testing them around six minutes into the boil.
The pods can also be steamed, microwaved or shallow fried if you prefer. The beans can then be extracted from the pods after cooking.You can quick blanch edamame and pan fry them seasoning with soy sauce and some hot pepper. You can also toss the shelled edamame into your salads or fried rice.
Cook just enough that the pods should easily release the beans from the outer skin when you pull the pod between your front teeth, but avoid overcooking where the outer skin begins to disintegrate.
Soybeans are highly nutritious, and they often become a cornerstone of plant-based diets thanks to their high protein levels. Indeed, about 15 per cent of the bean is protein. They also contain all nine of the essential amino acids, and are one of the only vegetables to do so.
Takes more work but if you cut and trim off both ends of the pods, the salt water will season the soybeans inside the pods when boiling.
Rs. 350.00Can contain a mix of Roquette, Caisim, Thai Sweet Basil, Hyacinth Bean, Calendula, Camomille, Marigold Gem and Nasturtium flowers.
Artichoke flesh is nutty, verdant, and a little sweet — with a flavour reminiscent of fresh corn.
You can boil, grill, braise, or stuff and bake artichokes. But my favorite way to cook artichokes, and the easiest way to cook them, is to steam them. The artichokes are done when a knife is inserted into the base and there is no resistance.
Whole steamed artichokes are a finger food. After cooking, You peel off a petal, then scrape off the tender portion at the tip with your teeth. Dip the ends of the leaves in lemon juice and melted butter if desired. The outermost layers tend to be the toughest, and the leaves get softer as you get closer to the center.
Be careful when you reach the purple leaves at the very center — they tend to be prickly, so use a kitchen towel to discard them. When you reach the choke (the fuzzy bit), scrape it off with a spoon or carefully slice it off, and discard. All that’s left now is the heart.
The heart is completely edible and amazingly delicious. The other parts of the artichoke -- the actual leaves, the hairy stuff at the bottom, the stem, etc. - are not eaten. The fuzzy choke is too fibrous to eat in regular artichokes, but edible in baby artichokes.
Artichokes may be eaten cold or hot, but I think they are much better hot. They are served with a dip, either melted butter or mayonnaise.
They can also be barbecued or grilled: cut in half lengthwise, remove the choke, brush with olive oil and grill for 30 minutes, until tender.
A good guide on cleaning and trimming artichokes is at https://www.finecooking.com/article/how-to-clean-and-trim-artichokes-for-recipes
Not Available at present - Rs. 270.00
Washed and ready to dress. The bag contains the lettuces red romaine, lollo rosso and leafy. The bag also has sunflower microgreens, roquette arugula and baby spinach.
For variation, sliced cucumbers, cubed apples or pears or cheese, thinly sliced onions or leeks, or sunflower/melon seeds can be added.
For maximum freshness, keep refrigerated.
Haricots vert are longer and thinner than French bean varieties we grew up with and tend to be more tender and have a more robust flavor.
Stringless and slender green beans are especially tender and have a well developed bean taste. Haricots verts are green beans with a French flair.
Haricots vert are not the same as immature French beans. They have a full green bean flavor early in their development and are tender at a thin size. American green beans, on the other hand, are much thicker.
Snip then ends and blanch in boiling water for 6 minutes, remove and dress with dressing of your choice. Also great as a Chinese stir fry with oyster sauce. Or steam them and top with sea salt or chill the cooked beans and toss them in a salad. You don't need a recipe to deliver an impressive side dish when you use Haricot Vert.
Also known as Rasbhari in India and as Physalis or Inca berries in some countries.
Flavour is pleasant, unique tomato/pineapple like blend. High pectin makes them ideal for a jam.
Everything is a superfood these days but rasbharis are a rich source of anti oxidants, calcium and vitamins . They are juicy and tart and great in salads or on their own .
Indian Gooseberry, Ground Cherry, Ras Bhari, Cape Gooseberry - This fruit has a lot of names.
This underrated fruit is a smooth berry, resembling a miniature spherical yellow tomato. Equipped with their own papery wrappers (or husks), resembling small, straw-colored Japanese lanterns.
It is sweet when ripe, with a characteristic, mildly tart flavor. They taste like sweet melon, tomato, citrus uniqueness. Texturally has skin like a tomato, juicy, with tiny crunchy seeds for texture but not the annoying kind that get stuck in your teeth. The flavor is distinctive, quite sweet and a bit wild. The sweet-tart flavor profile lends itself well to both sweet and savory dishes.
Fruits can be eaten raw, dried like raisins, frozen, or made into salsas, salads, chutneys, ice creams, jams, cooked pies, and desserts. One of the wonderful characteristics of ground cherries is how long they last after harvest if not removed from their paper husk and stored in a mesh bag at 10 centigrade.
Its normally available in India for less than two months of the year, but we're hoping to offer it for eight months of the year from our Ooty farms.