It’s always amazing when you find something you haven’t heard or seen of. Found this unique vegetable in the market which is shaped like a button mushroom but ain’t no mushroom. It’s called BAKKUNDI in local language.
The exterior is very hard and looks like Tuber which is of Yam family. When I had asked the shopkeeper, even he didnot know anything about it. His vendor said its from Western Ghats side of Karnataka most probably got it from a tribe community. It grows exactly like a Tuber which grows underneath. It’s a staple for them by slightly crushing them and boiling them along with the gravy. I need help to find out what it is and which family it belongs to. Just want to know more about it how it’s used cooking it.
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