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Description: Pointed gourd. The pointed gourd are sometimes called the green potato. It is related to cucumbers and look like a swollen courgette (US: zucchini). Like other relatives, such as the ridged gourd, it is used to bulk up soups, stews and curries, or sweetened, or eaten fried and as dorma with roe stuffing.
|Pointed gourds kindly photographed by Siddharth Dasgupta in Kolkata||
Latin: Trichosanthes dioica
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine