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.
Fresh Bamboo shoot is delicious in any stir-fry but please note that it cannot be eaten raw - it can be toxic.
Peel the skin, cut and soak, then boil it for half an hour to remove any bitterness. Brine it or slice and use in stir-fries.
You can add vinegar and/or sliced red chillies while boiling it. It is used a lot in Chinese cuisine as well as in North Eastern cooking and also in Konkani cooking.
Seasonal: Available June-September
Rs. 100.00The most popular mushroom has found its way in all cuisine. Largely composed of water and shrink noticeably during cooking. Best cooked in butter or a good oil. Fry over a moderately high heat so that as they shrink the water evaporates and they don't stew in their own juices. For the same reason do not fry too many at once in the same pan.