[efloraofindia:34974] Flora of Manipur: Euryale ferox

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R. Vijayasankar

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May 17, 2010, 12:26:32 AM5/17/10
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Euryale ferox, a common aquatic plant, completely clothed with prickles (handle with care, it hurts!). the petioles are used as vegetable (don't know the handling & recipe but) and the fruits (scared to touch?) enclose edible (yummy!) seeds.
 
Thanks to Dr.Ravikumar, FRLHT for his help in identification of several plants and support during collection trips.
 
With regards

R. Vijayasankar

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 17, 2010, 12:35:37 AM5/17/10
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Yes Vijayasankar ji
Popped up seeds are delicacy and seeds (makhana) are part of most vegetable preparations (especially korma).


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tanay bose

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May 17, 2010, 12:40:31 AM5/17/10
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Yes this is Makhana , In many mandirs they give as prasad along with dry fruits, indian style pop-corn, i really love them. I many Foods like in Chiken or Mutton Rezala, and in curry Makhana in spread over it before serving , mainly in Rezala i have seen it better to say ate it ha ha ha .
tanay

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 17, 2010, 2:13:13 AM5/17/10
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Sending two more photographs from Herbal Garden, Delhi. One with young crumpled leaf and another with mix of young crumpled and old flat leaves.


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tanay bose

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May 17, 2010, 6:12:37 AM5/17/10
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Great to see the diversity in the leaf morphology In E foreox with age . Thanks for the photos sir .
Tanay

Rashida Atthar

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May 17, 2010, 10:13:57 AM5/17/10
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Thank you Dr. Vijayasankar ji and Dr. Gurcharan ji for this  interesting plant and of course Tanay ji  for providing the culinary expertise !

regards,
Rashida.

tanay bose

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May 17, 2010, 10:23:57 AM5/17/10
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I am always voting for the gastronomic candidate rashida ji ha ha ha
tanay

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