Just in case you’re feeling stumped by ‘Kalongi seed’, you might know it as Love-in-the-mist, Nigella sativa 🙂

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ediblegarden
7 months

I’ll just add that Canna is also known as Indian Shot, (Canna indica) on account of its hard round seeds, (beautiful flowers of huge variety)But the edible one is a different variety. It might not grow in India.

ediblegarden
7 months

Boo I love that name, I’ve never found ‘Jerusalem artichoke’ very satisfactory. Thanks, but no, it’s not Topinambur😁 It’s the edible Canna, (Canna edulis) grows throughout Asia and in Queensland, where it’s called Queensland arrowroot. Recently I found out that the edible bits are the old tubers, as opposed to the fresh new ‘bulbs’ which everybody in Australia tries as a roast and decides isn’t worth growing.

My Vietnamese friend Paul told me how his family grow fields of the stuff and process it into ‘tapioca’, and finally into the translucent Vietnamese ‘pasta’ or noodles. He has a restaurant and has a plate of peeled root to eat while he works as a snack.

I used 3 pts Canna to 1 part potato to make Hari’s Aloo Tiki, Paul made me make more for his whole family. 😁

boo
7 months

Sorry @ediblegarden! Topinambur is the German name. In English sun choke or Jerusalem artichoke.

boo
7 months

Topinambur?? @ediblegarden

Hari Ghotra
7 months

Or nigella seeds @ediblegarden

Arthur vdH
7 months

Or kalonji, as it’s labelled here in Holland.