Saturday, April 6, 2013

Vegetables of India (G-Z)

Here's the second part of the list of vegetables in India:

Green Eggplant (Solanum melongena)

Green Mango(Mangifera indica)

Green Peas (Pisum sativum)

Indian Nettle (Acalypha indica)

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)

Jicama (Pachyrizus erosus)

Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus)

Ker (Capparis decidua)

Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. caulorapa)

Ladies Fingers (Abelmoschus esculentis)

Leek (Allium porum)

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Lotus Stem (Nelumbium nelumbo)

Malabar Spinach (Basella rubra)

Mango Ginger (Curcuma amada)

Marrow Squash (Cucurbita pepo)

Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Orach (Atriplex hortensis)

Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Pink Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Plantain Flower (Musa sapientum)

Plantain Stem (Musa sapientum)

Pointed Gourd (Trichosanthes dioca)

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima)

Purple Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)

Table Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Raw Papaya (Carica Papaya)

Red lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula)

Round Gourd (Praecitrullus fistulosa)

Scarlet Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus)

Smooth Luffa (Luffa cylindrica)

Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes anguina)

(Spinacea oleracea)

Spiny Gourd (Momordica dioica)

Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatus)

Sword Beans (Canavalia gladiata)

Turkey Berry (Solanum torvum)

Turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa)

Water Caltrop (Trapa bispinosa)

Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica/reptans)

White Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Yam (Dioscorea esculenta)

Yellow Squash (Cucurbita pepo)

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)


  1. I found this really interesting to read, too- especially as I was getting sweet potato and yam mixed up :)

  2. awesome work..thank you Catherine :)

  3. I think it is actually "lady fingers"

  4. Thank you. Canadian married to Indian man. Soon living in Mumbai. Hubby has tummy issues with spicy food so he is looking forward to me cooking Canada style. Very nice list here. I know this sounds like an odd request...any Western/European adaption recipes to use these fruits and veggies?

  5. Plantain Flower is actually called Banana Blossom.

  6. Very good compilation. However, I noticed an important veggie has been omitted. Teasel gourd. A very common veg in E. India.

    1. Good find! I actually thought it looked like spiny gourd, but then I had to do additional research to find that teasel gourd (Momordica dioica) is not in fact the same thing as spine gourd (Cucumis dipsaceus). Looks like they're related, but still different. Will add later; thanks!

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