Hi, could someone please tell me what this vegetable is called. I bought them at Didcot market but need some advice on cooking and serving.
A customer at the stall told me they can be eaten raw.
I’m doing a prawn curry tonight, will they go?

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Thanks in anticipation

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stripybag
about 1 year

Thanks @Hari Ghotra, they are nice, I’ll try them chopped next time 🍴

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

These are also known as Tindori @stripybag they are like small marrows but a bit more solid in texture. Used a lot in South Indian dishes. In lentils and dry veg dishes.

stripybag
about 1 year

Hi @ jenny52 my wife thought that they were cucamelons when I bought them but they aren’t as sweet, a lovely clean taste 😊.

latif
about 1 year

From my memory, they don’t have stripes. And in Mauritius we also have little round bilimbi, which are more appreciated for pickles @jenny52.

jenny52
about 1 year

yes

latif
about 1 year

Did you check on the internet @jenny52!

jenny52
about 1 year

i was confused by the stripe @latif as i didnt think bilimbi had stripes, but then again cucamelons often have more

latif
about 1 year

On the internet they call it Bilimbi fruit @jenny52. I’m afraid I don’t know the English name for it.

jenny52
about 1 year

Are they what we call cucamelons, look similar

latif
about 1 year

Oh, dear @stripybag! Very sorry about your masala! I also googled “bilimbi”. Much information about it on the internet. Wish you much fun with the prawn curry. My wife and I are very fond of prawn curry!

stripybag
about 1 year

Thanks @ latif, @ Damian Green and @ jo Dunn. I have eaten one it had the same texture as a cucumber and not much taste. ANDREA is at present Googling bilimbi, quite interesting, will keep you posted as to my exploits 😂🤣🍷. Oh dear just burned the masala ☹️🤧.

latif
about 1 year

In Mauritius we call them bilimbi. We make wonderful pickles with them. But before making the pickles, you must dry the bilimbis, like you would do when you make green mango pickles. Google the word “bilimbi” and you would find much Information about this vegetable @stripybag.

Damian Green
about 1 year

2 tiny Marrows??? @stripybag

Jo dunn
about 1 year

be brave @stripybag ! let us know won't you ? 💕

stripybag
about 1 year

Thanks @ jo Dunn I’ll give it a try and see. 👍

Jo dunn
about 1 year

@stripybag

Jo dunn
about 1 year

Hi @stripybag.... suggestion: bite into one! It's the only way to find out what it tastes like and what it would go with! 💕