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ghiraula, sponge gourd

Ghiraula, sponge gourd.

Binomial name Luffa aegyptiaca.

Also called smooth luffa gourd.

A cylindrical-shaped common vegetable in Nepal.

Skin is peeled and mature seeds are removed prior to cooking. Goes well with potatoes.

A very mature and dried ghiraula can be used as sponge in bathrooms and kitchen. This is a very traditional practice in Nepal.

Mature ghiraula can also be recycled with plastic.

More about ghiraula –

https://agroproducts.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/the-benefits-of-sponge-gourd/

http://narc.gov.np/publicaton/pdf/book/Descriptors%20Sponge%20gourd.pdf

 

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bhanta, baigun, eggplant

Bhanta, Baigun, or Eggplant

Binomial family Solanum Melongena

In Nepal, eggplants are basically cooked as quick stew, stir fry or deep fried. 

More about eggplant as reference- 

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=22&tname=foodspice

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Tatey simi, sword beans

Tate simi, tarware simi, sword beans. 

Binomial name Canavalia gladiata

Skush,chayote

Skush, Chayote, binomial name Sechium Edule

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Farshi, pumkin

Fasri, pakeko farsi, pumpkin.

Famous cultivar of squash family, binomial name Cucurbita pepo.  

 

pumpkin vines

Young pumpkin in plant

More about pumpkin as reference –

http://www.asiafarming.com/pumpkin-cultivation/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ryjKQW-mY

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Barkauli, brocoli

Barkauli, brocoli. Binomial name Brassica Oleracea Var. Botrytis.

Gyathcopi, kohlrabi

Gyathcopi, kohlrabi. Binomial name Brassica Oleracea.