Fruits & Vegetables Week: Carissa carandas, the Karonda

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 1:08:26 AM1/10/11
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Carissa carandas, the Karonda used as fruit, for pickling and toppings. Photographed from Delhi and LA (USA)

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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mani nair

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Jan 10, 2011, 7:03:50 AM1/10/11
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Nice capture Gurcharan ji.  We use the unripe fruit to make pickles and the ripe one is very sweet called "Kali maina".   During our childhood days, we used to eat lots of this fruits mixed with salt as it was easily available outside our school gate. Along with we also used to get lots of Carambolas and salted tamarind.   Now  all these are rarity as children prefers packaged eatables from stores.

Regards,

Mani.

Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 7:06:57 AM1/10/11
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When would we taste Kali maina?
 


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/



mani nair

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Jan 10, 2011, 7:26:41 AM1/10/11
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The ripe fruit in Marathi we call "Kali maina".  It is very tasty.    I will send a photo, if I see any in the market or near schools.

Regards,

Mani.

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 26, 2011, 12:31:26 PM4/26/11
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After the upload of Carissa macrocarpa today by Nidhan ji and Balkar ji, I have come to realise that out of the above five photographs uploaded by me, the first two from Delhi belong to Carissa carandas , where as thelast four from L A belong to C. macrocarpa.


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 
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Samir Mehta

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Apr 26, 2011, 1:04:26 PM4/26/11
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'Now all these are rarity as children prefers
packaged eatables from stores. '

Very true Mani ji.
They also do not play (with) marbles or gilli-danda any longer, have
fancy 'uniforms' and shoes for the football, cricket etc..That's not
all, they carry 2 or more (tennis) racquets when they come to play at
the gymkhana! (carrying extra racquets for a match is understandable).

Coming back to Karonda.. we used pluck and eat the fruit straight of
the tree, had one in our old house. Another favorite was (jungli)
badam I am almost willing to bet that these simple pleasures of life
have bypassed our current city bred youngsters (different in the small
town / rural areas).

Regards,

Samir


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Smita Raskar

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Apr 26, 2011, 1:12:44 PM4/26/11
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Mouth watering.... Kali maina..is a poetical Marathi name for Karvanda....
 you know what Mani we were having plants of both Karvand and tamarind called Chincha  in Marathi, outside our school so use to collect it after school.. free and fresh.. to eat with salt
and use to get beaten by Mom ...thats also for free.. for coming home late, hahaha
it was fun ..now a days very few plants are left that too in forest not near school and true children like to eat packed food 

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 5:33 PM, mani nair <mani....@gmail.com> wrote:



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Smita Raskar

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Apr 26, 2011, 1:26:59 PM4/26/11
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Sweet memories of sweet little age... we were lucky to live in clean environment...nothing was artificial  or fake
Children now have to face neck to neck competition.. that too not clean ...just rat race with
lot of politics within.... i really feel bad about

Mahadeswara

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Apr 27, 2011, 1:48:42 AM4/27/11
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Fruity used for pickles in Tamil Nadu.

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 25, 2011, 10:34:08 AM5/25/11
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Carissa macrocarpa as indicated earlier


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

prasanna gogate

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May 25, 2011, 10:38:36 AM5/25/11
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thanks for sharing old memories
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