Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Amla, the Indian Gooseberry

Reminds me of my days in school, the sour and bitter memories linger around with this photo. A school kid buying 'amla' outside her school in the city. The fruits ripen in the summer, taste is sour, bitter and astringent, and is quite fibrous.

In here, the common practice is to eat it with a little salt and chilli powder A glass of water taken immediately after eating the makes the water seem sweeter....


Brett Wed Mar 12, 09:01:00 PM GMT+5:30  

I love your photos, it's so nice to be able to see other places through the eyes of a local.

J.C. Fri Mar 14, 06:05:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Amazing we have the same food here and the name we use is rather similar, Ambala.

J.C. of Subang Jaya Daily Photo