Vegetables you like (or don't like)

Mark those vegetables that you like!


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Bitter gourd? Sounds gross. Please explain!

Can you also please explain tendli and brinjals?

Fenugreek... heard of it many times. Still not sure what it is...

Bitter gourd is a spiky gourd that is bitter in taste. I love bitter tasting veggies. I usually make it with lots of onion and garlic which suppresses its bitterness and some tomatoes, tamarind and green chillies to offer a tangy offset to the bitter taste

Its a very beautiful looking gourd, I'll see if I can find one to take a picture, meanwhile here is one from the web

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Tendli is small inch long gourd, its called ivy gourd in English, it is crunchy and starchy in taste, somewhat like zuccini but more crisp and when cooked it has a mild and distinct flavour. I usually just quarter it lengthwise and stir fry it with green chillies and garlic with some lemon juice for flavour

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Fenugreek is a bitter leafy vegetable. The variety grown in soil is very bitter and most people would spit it out. I love to make it with minced meat and peas, or with shrimp or even on its own with garlic onion and green chillies

It looks like this. It can also be grown in sand, this variety is smaller and crunchier and less bitter. I make it often because I love the fragrance and taste of it. I had put a picture of it before here.

If you look around in Indian stores, they sell a dried version of it, called kasuri methi You can use it with fish and shrimp, to add methi/fenugreek flavour to your meats

Brinjal is what we call eggplant or aubergine. You get green, lavender and purple varieties here, I like the striped green and lavender ones with throny stems. The picture above with the baby fenugreek has a green brinjal in it.
 
I've never had...


  • [*]Kale
    [*]Turnips
    [*]Parsnips
    [*]Kohlrabi
    [*]Bok Choy
    [*]Jicama
    [*]Celeriac
    [*]Amaranth
    [*]Okra
    [*]Rapini
    [*]Kelp

Those constitute most of the ones I didn't mark. Chances are good I would probably have marked them otherwise.

Should i have added algae? There are several kinds that are popular in supplement and powder form.
 
Its a very beautiful looking gourd, I'll see if I can find one to take a picture, meanwhile here is one from the web

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Pardon me, but it looks diseased and warty! :eek:

Tendli is small inch long gourd, its called ivy gourd in English, it is crunchy and starchy in taste, somewhat like zuccini but more crisp and when cooked it has a mild and distinct flavour. I usually just quarter it lengthwise and stir fry it with green chillies and garlic with some lemon juice for flavour
Sounds interesting. Maybe I can find some at an ethnic food market? Or just use regular summer squash/zucchini...



Fenugreek is a bitter leafy vegetable. The variety grown in soil is very bitter and most people would spit it out. I love to make it with minced meat and peas, or with shrimp or even on its own with garlic onion and green chillies

Brinjal is what we call eggplant or aubergine. You get green, lavender and purple varieties here, I like the striped green and lavender ones with throny stems. The picture above with the baby fenugreek has a green brinjal in it.

Thank you for your cooperation. I guess I'll see if I can come across fenugreek anywhere. I've seen it in herbal books, but I don't think it's very popular around here.
 
S.A.M. said:
I like all vegetables

I just remembered, I have to qualify this statement. There is a vegetable I don't like. I ate it only once in the home of a Saudi [so maybe I need to try it for myself before deciding on it finally] but it was awful.

Its called molokhiya or mullukhiya - brief search on the web tells me its the leaves of the jute plant or a related Corchorus species

Its the only GLV I met that I did not like, the vegetable is slimy [ugh] and stringy and hard to chew. I hated it.
 
I'm only familiar with fenugreek as a spice, I'm guessing it's the seeds but it's absolutely superb. Some of my favourite curries have fenugreek as a vital ingredient.
 
I just remembered, I have to qualify this statement. There is a vegetable I don't like. I ate it only once in the home of a Saudi [so maybe I need to try it for myself before deciding on it finally] but it was awful.

Its called molokhiya or mullukhiya - brief search on the web tells me its the leaves of the jute plant or a related Corchorus species

Its the only GLV I met that I did not like, the vegetable is slimy [ugh] and stringy and hard to chew. I hated it.

Maybe it was an exceptionally bad batch? I know jute is grown as an industrial fiber plant, however.

I'm only familiar with fenugreek as a spice, I'm guessing it's the seeds but it's absolutely superb. Some of my favourite curries have fenugreek as a vital ingredient.
I was thinking of a seed spice too. That's probably what was in the herb books.
 
I'm taking the liberty of bumping this up.. frankly I'm fartin' disappointed in the paltry number of people who responded to this thread. You would think people would just love to take my vegetable survey. It's fun. And tasty.

Oh, and I completely missed Brussels sprouts on this list!:eek:

It's funny, but I only just first ate them about a month ago. I was in the frozen food aisle and saw the bag of them in the freezer. I thought to myself: wow! WWJD? Jesus would probably buy them and at least try them.

I love em! I bring them to a boil, drain the water, put together some garlic, fresh ground pepper, salt, and a mixture of olive oil and butter. Totally awesome.
 
Here is a vegetable we made recently.

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We make it only in winter as part of a stewed mix called Undhiyu [Upside Down- it requires five vegtables layered in an earthern pot, turned upside down and cooked in a hollow with heated stones].

We call it kandh, but you may know it as purple yam. its yammy!!!
 
Thank you, contestant number 4 (James R). Progress is going to be made, sooner or later in this poll.
 
No. Beans and Lentils.
If I had to list all of them individually. I would never stop. Scifes wouldn't stop me. Sciforums couldn't stop me.
 
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