Fig season in Mumbai is short and sweet. Make the most of this juicy, ancient fruit with these five chef-attested dessert recipes
Figs are a type of fruit that belongs to the mulberry family (Moraceae). They are known for their unique taste and texture, with a sweet and chewy flesh. Image for representational purposes only. Photo Courtesy: iStock
If you are a Mumbaikar, you already know it’s the fig season. Fruit stalls and vendors are decked up with juicy, luscious Anjeer (vernacular for fig) for the winter season. The edible fruit dates back to ancient Greece where it was consumed as a dietary staple and valued for its medicinal properties. The ancient Romans, too, held figs in high regard, indulging in them as a luxurious food item.