Least Favourite Vegetable.

bittergourd

Jim in his blog Personal Reflections suddenly went off course and blogged about the least favourite vegetables people come up with.

For me as I am sure will be with most Indians, it was a no brainer. It is what we call the Bitter Gourd. I had commented thus: “Why? In my childhood, I was forced to eat it regularly for its medicinal properties!”

For those who are interested in the medicinal properties, here is a link to an article on it.

The vegetable can be made to look very attractive though!
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28 Responses to Least Favourite Vegetable.

  1. tammy j says:

    NO! gross!
    unless it tastes like cucumber. i love cucumbers.
    carving it into an alligator would not endear it to me!
    tammy j recently posted..gram’s way

  2. That crocodile is a work of art. I would be willing to have a small taste of bitter gourd. After all, I did try Vegemite!
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..Sacrilege?

  3. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    That’s gorgeous, but how do you eat it? Croc-au-vin? Croc McNuggets?
    Or cooked in a croc(k) pot?

  4. Cathy in NZ says:

    tripe! Revolting…childhood dish…think Mother may have cooked in some type of milk mixture…Dad loved it – I DID NOT…I doubt I could face it even today; not that I eat much meat

  5. Cathy in NZ says:

    anything from cucumber family give me back case of “problems” although personally I do not have a beef with them πŸ™‚

    oops “beef” not as in meat but more reason like as in “nice” awful” “hate” “maybe” πŸ™‚

  6. shackman says:

    I have had something similar – not sure what it is called as I was very young but otherwise I love vegetables. Cannot really think of one I dislike as anyone with any skill in the kitchen can make things generally taste very good. I do have issues with stuff like tofu though – texture wise and taste wise (or lack thereof)
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  7. Grannymar says:

    I wonder how long it took to prepare the food for that photo?
    Grannymar recently posted..16:30 hrs

    • I wish that I could answer that question Grannymar. One of the problems that I have when such decorative dishes are kept on the table is to destroy them to eat!

      • Dun-Na-Sead says:

        There’s a little kitchen tool here- about the size of a small pencil. It has a handle, and all kinds slits and hooks and phlanges, and can be used to make roses out of radishes, and goldfish out of carrots. you get the picture. So far, I have been give 11 of them as presents. They have their own special spot in my what is this for drawer. And since I limit myself to raisin smileys on peanut butter, the day will not come when… actually, I just had a vision of everyone at my funeral lining up to put radish rose makers on the coffin lid instead of roses. And as to tofu…just smash it in a blender with blueberries, shackman. instant lunch. and with this crowd, add a couple of shots of rum, pineapple, and coconut. Instant supper.

  8. Kaitlin says:

    I think my favorite part of this post is the responses. Glad you fixed the traffic problem – you need to keep your fans!

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