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U Sawathang

"U Sawathang" is a Pnar vegetable that has now become common and is widely eaten among the Khasis too. It is so bitter that you have to throw away the first batch of water that is used to boil it. It's like a mini Karela/ Bitter Gourd with a 100 times more punch!

Wow ka jingkthang, phin shu kyrngah ngang ngang! 😂😅
It is cooked with black sesame seed on its own. Sometimes pork is added to it or it is also cooked with tungrymbai (fermented soya bean).
If there are any ethno-botanists who can tell us the scientific name or the English name of "U Sawathang" it will be great! 😃

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