Malligai Poovu - Jasmine Flower

Grapes in box

Love Birds in pot

These love birds gave a nice pose to the camera hiding into the pot.

This pot is their shelter space....

Fresh Vegetables

Vegetables bought at Koyambedu Market at every Sunday Morning have been very fresh. Few snaps have been attached here. The first snap has cauliflower, cabbage, snake gourd, bitter gourd and  Chayote (chow chow)

Fresh pudina good for taste and mint flavor

Radish is a good medicine for knee pains and a reduces body heat

Tapioca or Maravalli Kizhangu have been a favorite food stuff of early Tamil People and even today.
The above seen are Tapioca, Jumbo Brinjal and Sweet Corn

Small Bitter Gourd - Tastier and Good for Sugar Patients

This small variety of Bitter Gourd is said to be good for sugar patients (diabetics) and also the tastier one when compared to the bigger variety.

They can be chopped and fried in oil to get a tastier side dish. Some use in Kara Kuzhanbu which adds taste to the gravy. This variety is less bitter and delicious when compared to the bigger variety.

Jumbo Brinjal - Gundu Kathirika

Hi it would be fun to call some one as Gundu Kathirika meaning Jumbo Brinjal ...

Want to see the real Jumbo one. Here it is...

We bought them at Koyambedu Market, Chennai, where we can get fresh vegetables. Koyambedu is the biggest vegetable market in Chennai.

We burnt the outer skin of brinjal and removed the outer skin just by peeling out by hand. Next the Brinjal was chopped and fried with masala, onion and other ingredients. This is an excellent Side Dish for rice with sambar or any Veg food. 

Also this brinjal can be used for Gravy recipe with Chicken and Mutton Briyani.

Invasive Weed Flower in Tamil Nadu

These are invasive weed plants found in Tamil Nadu hills stations and even in some parts of plains. These plants have thorns in their stems and the flowers are very beautiful. These plants are also grown as a fencing plant. These are also weeds than can grow fast taking the nutrients needed for essential crops. These plants are scientifically known as Lantana camara. Also refer this link

chicken kid sleeping near Aloe vera

This chicken kid was seen sleeping near the Aloe Vera plant. Although the Aloe Vera plant has small thorns, it doesn't seem to bother this kid.