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Spring Onion

Hindi Name: Hara Pyaaz Also known as scallions in America, spring onion is a type of root vegetable. They have a white fleshy root bulb with light green leaves. The tiny white fleshy bulb has a long slender green top, which is also edible. Spring onions have a …

Horseradish

A long rough root which has ring like structures and tiny roots hanging from the main root. Its aroma is not known until it is cut, produces a strong pungent aroma. It has a strong taste, which is hot and sharp. Prepared horseradish refers to grated horseradish mixed …

Mustard Leaves

Hindi Name: Sarsong ka Saag Mustard Leaves or mustard greens appears in Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, African, Pakistani and Indian cuisines. The most famous in the Indian peninsula is sarsoon da saag made using mustard greens. Mustard leaves is a popular winter vegetable. The are broad dark green …

Onion

Hindi Name: Pyaaz Onions are used as vegetables and are cultivated around the world. They have a pungent odour and in some communities onions are considered as an aphrodisiac. Cutting onions emit certain compounds which cause the glands in the eyes to become irritated, thus releasing tears. Usage …

Spinach

Hindi Name: Palak It is a bright and vibrant green leafy vegetable which is native to central and southwest Asia. It is said to have originated in Persia. It is sold loose, bunched, canned or frozen. Fresh spinach is preferred over canned spinach due to loss of nutrients. …

Pimiento

These look like smaller versions of red capsicums or bell peppers. These are also called as cherry peppers. These are used to stuff green olives. It is basically a small sweet red pepper. Pimiento is a Spanish word that means pepper. It is usually 7-10 cms long and …

Ridge Gourd

Hindi Name: Torai A long vegetable with a dark green ridged skin and a white spongy flesh with soft seeds. It is prepared by removing the skin of the vegetable and then cooked. Ridge gourd is very prominent in Indian cooking. It is called as sponge gourd in …

Round Gourd

Hindi Name: Tinda Small round gourd, also called baby pumpkin, is a vegetable grown for its immature fruit. Green colored and apple sized, it is a slightly sour fruit which can be eaten cooked, candied or pickled. Stuffed round gourds cooked with spices is also a favorite recipe. …

Sweet Potatoes

Hindi Name: Shakarkandi Shakarkandi or sweet potato is a starchy, sweet tasting root vegetable. Its leaves and shoots both are edible though the starchy tuberous roots are most commonly consumed. It can be baked at home as a snack or as a dessert. They are mostly consumed by …

Turnip

Hindi Name: Shalgam It is a white bulb taproot vegetable. Broad at the base, it points like a tail at the apex. The leaves and the root have a pungent bitterly taste, similar to raw cabbages and radishes. Turnips are available all year long, but are at their …