Fruits & Vegetables Week: Tamarindus indicus, the tamarind

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 13, 2011, 7:18:28 AM1/13/11
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 Tamarindus indicus, the tamarind, the now popularly eaten as table fruit, having been used largely in sauces, chutneys, and beverages.
 
Local names
Hindi: Imli, ambli
Beng: Tentul, ambli
Mar: Chinch, chicha
Guj: Amli, ambli,
Tel: Chintachettu, sintachettu
Tam: Pulli, amitam

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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tanay bose

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Jan 13, 2011, 8:16:46 AM1/13/11
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Sir Ji will you mind mailing me the original size second photo
I want to make it my desktop wallpaper
Tanay
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 13, 2011, 10:22:14 AM1/13/11
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I have sent, this one and two more.
 

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tanay bose

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Jan 13, 2011, 11:14:37 AM1/13/11
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Thanks Sir Ji 
Tanay

mani nair

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Jan 13, 2011, 11:14:43 PM1/13/11
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Dear Gurcharan ji, the tamarind is also an ingredient  in  Sambhar.

Regards,

Mani.


Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 13, 2011, 11:21:22 PM1/13/11
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Yes Mani ji, thanks for adding information
 


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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Rashida Atthar

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Jan 14, 2011, 3:06:17 AM1/14/11
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Excellent close-up of the flowers Sir, Thankyou for sharing.
 
regards,
Rashida.

Rashida Atthar

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Jan 14, 2011, 3:14:41 AM1/14/11
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One interesting story mentioned in the book 'The Garden of Life' by Naveen Patnaik- pg 110  is with regards to legendary singer Tansen.   The book mentions there is a famous tamarind tree in India which stands over the tomb of the legendary Indian singer Tansen whose golden voice made him one of the nine gems in Akbar's court. It is mentioned that four centuries later, India's finest classical sinders still travel to Tansen's tomb to pluck leaves from this tamarind tree to make into throat gargles, in the hope that their voices will become as pure as Tansen's !!
 
regards,
Rashida. 

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mani nair

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Jan 14, 2011, 3:16:19 AM1/14/11
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Good peace of information Rashida ji.

Regards,

Mani.

Rashida Atthar

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Jan 14, 2011, 3:34:21 AM1/14/11
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Thanks Mani ji. Please read as 'finest classical singers,' sorry for the typo! 
 
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Rashida.

Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 14, 2011, 4:27:30 AM1/14/11
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Rashida ji
 
WELCOME TO THE STORY-TELLERS GROUP
Nabha ji, Madhuri ji, Me, Pankaj ji and now you. Such side stories add a real spice to the botanical information. Wish more members will add to this list and make the interactions more interesting and fascinating. earlier there was a good session on slates and Rumex.
 
 
 

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Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Rashida Atthar

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Jan 14, 2011, 4:46:51 AM1/14/11
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Thankyou Sir, could not resist telling the same since  none other than  Tansen was involved !! Hopefully shall continue !
 
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Rashida.

Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 14, 2011, 4:52:30 AM1/14/11
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:)... there are many such stories. I think I will try adding some from
time to time....it will be fun to read!!
Pankaj

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Rashida Atthar

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Jan 14, 2011, 5:12:17 AM1/14/11
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As diverse and living in different time zones so to say, as India is, here's  a use mentioned in the same source as above, which is the reality of our  country--the author mentions that tree is of  greatest use to the poor tribes of our country who live in the forest. In times of famine they husk the tamarind seeds, which are than boiled and powered into flour to make bread.
 
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Rashida.

Madhuri Pejaver

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Jan 14, 2011, 10:16:13 AM1/14/11
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He Sir Ji
Thanks for the title'
Actually continuousy reading , discussing about studies and administration when i go on eflora it is a recreation for me.
And I feel that you Nabhaji and Me are the oldtimers on the group so sharing becomes really a time pass.
Madhuri


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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 14, 2011, 10:55:29 PM1/14/11
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Yes Madhuri ji
Hard work and maximum enjoyment is my motto in life. Let us make intereactions on this group more and more enjoyable,
 
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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