Ash gourd is also known as winter melon, wax gourd, and white pumpkin.
Ash Gourd has loads of vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, riboflavin, Iron, thiamine, niacin and Vitamin C. It has moisture content and less fat and carbohydrates. It has a calorific value of 15.
Purple yams (Ratalu) have greyish-brown skins and purple flesh, and their texture becomes soft like a potato when cooked. They have a sweet, nutty flavor and are used in a variety of dishes ranging from sweet to savory.
Nigella seeds or Kalwonji are small black seeds with a mild and peppery flavour. Used in curry mixes and sprinkled on Indian breads. Often sprinkled on potatoes and buttered vegetable dishes. The seeds of "Love-in-a-mist" give a peppery warmth when sprinkled onto naan breads. The oil from Nigella seeds is deeply prized by Muslims for its beneficial health properties.