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
9 months

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

Hari Ghotra
9 months

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
9 months

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

latif
9 months

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
9 months

yes

latif
9 months

Did you check on the internet @jenny52!

jenny52
9 months

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

latif
9 months

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

jenny52
9 months

Are they what we call cucamelons, look similar

latif
9 months

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
9 months

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
9 months

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
9 months

2 tiny Marrows??? @stripybag

Jo dunn
9 months

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

stripybag
9 months

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

Jo dunn
9 months

@stripybag

Jo dunn
9 months

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