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kolmi shaak (কল্মি শাক)

Language: Bengali

Description: Chinese water spinach. Chinese water spinach is similar to spinach, but quite crunchy, and cooked in the same way.


kolmi shaak
Water spinach with thanks to Cho Mee on Mill Road in Cambridge

Latin: Ipomoea aquatica/Ipomoea reptans
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
Better known as: swamp cabbage, water convolvulus
Also known as: kalmua, kangkung, karmi, katha sag, patua sag, swamp cabbage

See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine


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