August 04, 2006

FMG 1-From my garden-Okra


Guess which vegetables's flower? There is a clue if you just look closely.
Yes,it is a Okra flower (vendaka).I caught the guessing bug from LG and now my vegetable knowledge seems to be increasing.
Last year, my mom had got seeds and we had a couple of wonderful okra plants. Good taste too.This year,had to resign myself to the plants from the nursery. It gives me an okra every alternate day, but the taste is a little dry. Anyway, so every weekend I am left with 3-4 okras. Just the right amount for a Okra Relish.(Vendaka Thottu Kootan.)I don't know how else to name it in english. So let me a get a snap of it and the recipe will be presented.

12 comments:

Jayashree said...

Is it a vendakka(ladies finger) flower,Shaheen???

shilpa said...

Hi Shaheen, When I first saw the picture, I thought it is Okra. But when the small okra was clearly visible, my doubt was confirmed :D.

Tanuja said...

Hi shaheen it bindi:)

indosungod said...

Shaheen that is one beautiful looking okra flower

Priya Bhaskaran said...
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Nabeela said...

eggplant?

Nabeela said...

darn...I should have looked at the previous comments before saying eggplant..now I look like a fool :D

indianadoc said...

Ithu sakshaal Venda...no no venam,venda venam!!

Shaheen said...

well i guess everybody guessed correctly. don't worry nabeela, till i started growing them, i had no clue what the flower looked like. the next one is not going to be so easy...

Priya said...

You've got a nice blog here Shaheen.
Lovely recipes and beautiful pictures. Hope to learn lot of malabar style recipes from you.

Shaheen said...

Thanks priya, coming from you , those words are really inspiring

shamlak said...

Hello Shaheen,
I am so happy that somebody from Malabar has actually put a beautiful site with pictures of good food and plating. The Food of Original Malabar people is listed here. Original Malabar food and the original people are so distinguishable. I have studied and worked in Trivandrum and Madras, for a total of 7 years , i still cannot digest their food and the hard dark colored spices. The Original Malabari's are a mixture of Kashmir/Arab/Lebanese/Iranian/Native upper caste hindus. It does not include all the people of Calicut because the Arabs and British have also left some servants from africa who became either muslim/christian/jewish.