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| ||kakrol (কাঁক্ড়োল)|
Description: Spiny bitter gourd. The teasle gourd or spiny bitter gourd is a small egg-shaped vegetable, highly prized on the Indian subcontinent. It is prickly and green to yellow in colour, and having a long stem. It is not commonly available, and only during the rainy months. There is a wild variety, Momordica cochinchinensis, which is usually red in colour. The vegetable is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron and carotene. They are either fried or included in fish or meat stews or served mashed with green chillis and mustard oil.
|Teasle gourds or spiny bitter gourds for sale in Chapman Street in Shadwell, London||
Latin: Momordica dioica (Roxb.)
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
Better known as: karela
Also known as: kantola
See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine
See foods and dishes: shorsher tel