there is no such spring vegetables in Kerala,India may be Panfusine can answer
I too am looking forward to Panfusine answering. In the meantime, here in the U.S. we have radishes of all colors - white, black, red. We have leeks and peas of all kind and ramps (which I have never cooked) as well as asparagus. We have stinging nettles which grow wild next to ferns. And we have mint, which I think is considered spring.
We have fiddlehead ferns coming up. And dandelion greens.
Fiddleheads, dandelion greens, and ramps just beginning.
the closest I can think of is the tender baby pumpkin/squash used for making 'ollan' (this is a divine dish from kerala made with coconut milk!) Looking forward to the genuine recipe from you Pauljoseph!
I made a puréed butternut squash soup with coconut milk recently. Any relation?
I seem to forget what they're called but they're the little green baseball sized & shaped squashes.
you use them skin & all. Cut up the vegetable into thick quartered slices , boil with some regular milk and pre cooked black eyed peas to cook & soften them with one slit green chilli (which can be discarded once the flavor transfers to the milk) , before adding the coconut milk.The defining ingredient in this dish is the freshly torn curry leaves & finishing with EV coconut oil. Pauljoseph would have an authentic recipe..
Spinach and baby lettuces could also be included.
a list of 'spring veggies' w.r.t the season in the US: http://localfoods.about.com/od/searchbyseason/ss/bestspringvegetables.htm
Yes Panfusine Any sadya is incomplete without Olan and kalan will post the recipe
Panfusine no vegetable I can find in our local farmers market can you find anything spring here https://picasaweb.google.com/paulvj000/KeralaVegetable?locked=true#
I think pauljoseph's vegetable photos are a feast for the eyes! Wow!! Now we need a guide to identify each one.
cookbookchick snake guard,okra,bitter gourd,banana flower,tapioca ,etc etc 100 verities of vegetables no end please specifies i will answer
good god Pauljoseph, just setting eyes on those old favorites, elavan, maththan, koorkai (these are the native names for winter squash, pumpkin, and a variety of teensy weensy tubers (not taro) which have a very earthy flavor)..... rakes up homesickness!!..
Also spotted mullangi (radish/daikon..) a Sambhar would be fab!