Lady’s finger

American: Okra
Tamil: vendakkai
Telugu: bendakaya
Hindi: bhindi

Okra is a tropical plant widely cultivated as a vegetable. Also known as ladies fingers or gumbo, okra is grown for its pods which have longitudinal ridges and are usually elongated.It originated in Africa or Asia but is now grown the world over. It is used before it is ripe when it is green and pulpy and the seeds are not completely formed.Okra can be cooked in butter or cream, braised with onions and tomatoes or cooked with spices to make a delicious Indian vegetable dish, which is enjoyed


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