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Monday, September 03, 2007

Indian Water Chestnut

Indian Water Chestnut

'Singhada', the 'Indian Water Chestnut' is green outside and white inside. It is very juicy and crunchy, when eaten raw and very rich in vitamins.
It is sold by hawkers on pavements raw and also steamed. When steamed, it's rind becomes coal black and it tastes somewhat like a potato.
Singhada is peeled, dried and crushed to get flour 'singhade ka atta' which is used to prepare 'pooris' and 'rotis' for fasting.

4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photograph. I thought they were figs on the portal but now I know - thanks for the explanation. Looks fab.

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  2. I couldn't tell what they were on the portal because I've never seen water chestnuts like that before. Lovely colors.

    (BTW, when I click on the photo I see Flickr's sign-in page instead of an enlarged version of the photo.)

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  3. I saw this photo on the City Daily Photo portal and just had to come check it out. The colours are great, but your thought to catch them on camera is even better. I'll have to try this the next time I'm in India.

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  4. Wow nice pic. It looks so fresh. The part of water chestnut is that it can be eaten raw....

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