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Gherkins

Hindi Name: Tundli/Kundru Gherkins belongs to the same family as cucumbers with a savory pickled flavor. They look like miniature cucumbers. They are usually consumed after being pickled with vinegar and herbs. Bright green in color and their length varies from 4 to 8 cm. They are known …

Cluster Beans

Hindi Name: Guar ki Phali Cluster bean is an annual legume. These beans are the smaller and flatter relative of the regular green beans. Cluster beans are very common in India, especially in the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Cluster beans remain fresh for at least four …

Green Chillies

Hindi Name: Hari Mirch A spice without which Indian cuisine would be incomplete, the most common variety of chilli used apart from red is the green. These are used with or without the stalks, whole or chopped, with seeds or deseeded. They are used fresh, dried, powdered, pickled …

Green Peas

Hindi Name: Matar Small green pods grown in winter months, green peas are sweet fruits where each pod contains a number of peas. Though botanically a fruit, it is commonly used as a vegetable. Boiling or steaming makes them sweeter. Types There are three types of commonly eaten …

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. …