How many of you have heard about adhalaikkai. I am searching for the English name but couldn’t find it. This is bitter in taste and can be prepared just like bitter gourd. We usually make a stir fry with lots of onions. The seeds of this vegetable is so crunchy and when mixed with hot steamed rice, it tastes wonderful. This is the season for this vegetable as I am seeing lots and lots of this in our nearby store. This will be seen for a month and then it just vanishes off from the market. My mom used to prepare it on Kaarthigai. That is the only time we make it in our house.
Preparing adhalaikkai is just like preparing tiny bitter gourds. Remove the tips on both ends and the vegetable is ready to be cooked.
A close up shot of the vegetable. It looks so cute. Isn’t it???
Remove the tips with a sharp knife.
It is ready for cooking.
You can also store the prepared adhalaikkai in a zip lock bag and refrigerate it for a week.
The recipe of this simple stir fry will be posted tomorrow.