Somewhere in Canacona, Goa women were gathered in little groups along the roadside with small piles of produce laid out on plastic sheeting or an old plastic tablecloth.
I recognised some of the vegetables like the Indian cucumber or Dosakai,, Coconut and Betel leaves but there were some fruits or were they vegetables I was seeing for the first time.
Can you identify the berries and fruit in the picture. I bought a bunch of the lime green origami looking fruit but I don't know what the name is or what its used for. I first thought it was Star fruit or Carambola but they are like paper. I think I'll see if it makes a good natural dye or maybe a mordant.
I asked in Betalbetim and then again at Varca but the local Goans didn't seem to know and they hadn't seen it before.
Here's a great recipe for a Dosakai Pachadi -Cucumber Chutney Salad.