Curry leaves are aromatic herbs used in South Indian cooking. The glossy leaves are vibrant green and teardrop-shaped, about one-and-a-half inches in length. Also called “sweet neem leaves,” they grow on the curry tree, which is part of the citrus family.
Suran, Jimikand, or elephant foot yam is a tuber or corm of the Amorphophallus campanulatus plant. It is cultivated across India as a cash crop and used commonly as a vegetable. It has a hard and stony look with a bulbiferous dark brown hue.
Fresh turmeric is a bright orange-fleshed root-like subterranean stem (aka a rhizome) famous for its compounds that have powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. A member of the ginger family, it has been used in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines for centuries to heal wounds, treat skin conditions, inflammations and infections.
Eggplant is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae grown for its often purple edible fruit. Although eggplant is the common name in the United States, in British English, it is called aubergine, and in South Asia and South Africa, brinjal.
A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, green in color, 3–6 centimeters in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime.
There are a number of varieties of aubergines (eggplant). The pink ravaiya is native to India. The stem is often spiny. The flowers are white to purple, with a five-lobed corolla and yellow stamens. The fruit is fleshy, less than 3 cm in diameter on wild plants, but much larger in cultivated forms.
Capsicum, the pepper, is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to the Americas, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Following the Columbian Exchange, it has become cultivated worldwide, and it has also become a key element in many cuisines.
The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. The most commonly eaten part of the plant is the taproot, although the stems and leaves are eaten as well.
Tinda also called "Indian squash", "round melon", "Indian round gourd" or "apple gourd" or "Indian baby pumpkin", is a squash-like cucurbit grown for its immature fruit, a vegetable especially popular in South Asia.
The valor papdi refers to green flat beans which are extensively used in Gujarati cuisine. Also known as helda beans, flat beans are similar to the well-known runner bean. They are flat green beans with smooth skin.
Mustard greens are an excellent source of many vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C and vitamin E. They are also an excellent source of the minerals copper, manganese, and calcium.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae native to central and western Asia. Its leaves are commonly eaten as a vegetable, either fresh, frozen, canned, chipped, or dehydrated.
Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the family Brassicaceae. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called "curd".
Long beans are also known as chawli or lobia ki phali . This chawli ki sabzi recipe is very simple and requires very minimal ingredients. The spices used in this recipe are very basic and found in every Indian kitchen. Long beans sabzi goes perfect with roti or phulka. It is healthy and easy to make.