Ambat Chuka has a special place in Marathi Cuisine. Little I know that we can grow Ambat Chuka here, well sorrel thrives in Pac NW conditions. It grows well in spring and thrives in summer, I hope it continues to produce in coming fall. It’s got tangy, sour taste which come all together when cooked with daal – my favorite. We harvested big bunch of sorrel this weekend and made into Ambat Chuka Bhaji (no photos) – It’s almost been 10 years since I last tasted it. Happy.
Green Sorrel has many names :
English – Green Sorrel, Garden Sorrel
Marathi – Ambat Chuka
Hindi – Khatti Palak
Telugu – Chukka Kura
Ambat Chuka goes onto my list of things to grow next year!