Kantola (Teasel Gourd)

The Teasel gourd is an egg-shaped, yellow-ish green fruit, covered with a thick layer of soft spines. It has crisp, watery flesh filled with small seeds, similar to its cucumber relative. The Teasel gourd’s flavor is similar to bitter melon with light astringent notes.

Pani Padwal (Gourd)

Pani Padwal (Guord) is a vine plant, similar to cucumber and squash, though unlike those it is perennial. It is a dioecious (male and female plants) vine (creeper) plant with heart-shaped leaves (cordate) and is grown on a trellis. The fruits are green with white or no stripes. Size c

Dudhi (Bottle Gourd)

The calabash, Lagenaria siceraria, also known as opo squash, bottle gourd or long melon is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable, or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe.

Kola (Ash Gourd)

The winter melon, also called white gourd, winter gourd, tallow gourd, Chinese preserving melon, or ash gourd, is a vine grown for its very large fruit, eaten as a vegetable when mature. It is the only member of the genus Benincasa

Long padwal (Snake Gourd)

This vegetable produces long and curved fruits that appear like snakes hanging on the supports or ground. The narrow, soft-skinned fruit can reach 150 cm long. Its soft, bland, somewhat mucilaginous flesh is similar to that of the luffa and the calabash. It is most popular in the cuis

Karela (Bitter Gourd)

Bitter gourd is a popular vegetable in some Asian countries, where the health benefits of the plant are well-known particularly, its ability to lower blood glucose in diabetics.