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Plantain

Hindi Name: Vaayaka They belong to the banana family but are firmer and not consumed raw. Green or under ripe plantains are the ones used in cooking and is a staple food in many tropical areas. The are eaten steamed or fried and called the potatoes of the …

Kaffir Lime

Kaffir lime is a rough bumpy green citrus fruit originating from Southeast Asia. The leaves also feature in many recipes because of their aromatic properties. They have a curious figure of eight shape. Usage The peel is a very common ingredient in Thai cuisine adding an astringent flavor …

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are a smaller variety of the garden tomatoes, which are comparatively sweeter than the larger fruits. They are relatively found in size of a thumb tip to the size of a golfball. These varieties of tomatoes are even juicier and hold many valuable nutrients. These tiny …

Drumstick

Hindi Name: Shingh phali Drum stick or horseradish tree is a tall slender plant grown for it greens, flowers and nutritious pods. It is a very commonly used vegetable in Indian household. The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant. They are cooked and used like …

Rocket Leaves

Hindi Name: Tara Mira Rocket leaves or popularly known as arugula or salad rocket is nutritious green-leafy vegetable. The young tender leaves carry a bitter peppery flavor that makes it mostly a salad vegetable. Rocket leaves have a sweet, nutty flavor when they’re young but start developing a …

Sorrel Leaves

Sorrel is a leafy green vegetable that is native to Europe. It has a sharp, lemony taste. It is a perennial herb also known as garden sorrel or common sorrel. Their color spectrum ranges from pale to dark green. They are arrow-headed somewhat like spinach leaves. They tend …

Snake Beans

Snake beans are long and slender green pods with a sweet flavour and crunchy texture. Snake beans have a similar texture to that of green beans, but are slightly lighter green in colour. They are also known as yardlong beans, bora, long-podded cowpea, asparagus beans, pea beans or …

Bok Choy

Bok Choy cultivation was first done in China. Bok choy is used in many dishes due to its crisp texture, sweet flavor and nutritional value. It is also known as white cabbage. The Chinese commonly call Bok Choy as Pak Choy meaning white vegetable. Bok Choy has leafy …

Apricots

Hindi Name: Khubani Apricot is a type of juicy fruit belonging to the peach family and is mostly cultivated in cold climatic regions. Apricots vary in taste as some have sweet kernels and some have bitter kernels. They are used in desserts and few are also added to …

Peach

Hindi Name: Arhu Peach is a type of fruit that comes from the deciduous peach tree native to China and South Asia. Peaches are seen with high regard in Chinese culture. In many other cultures, peaches have got historical significance. The fruit is in the size of a …