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Gangi Regu Pandlu ~ Fruits of India

Gangi Regu Pandlu ~ Fruits from India
Gangi Regu Pandlu (In Telugu Language) or (Jujube) ~ For This Week’s Indian Kitchen
(Purchased at Uwajimaya)

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients (Sunday October 15, 2006 at 10:07 am- permalink)

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14 comments for Gangi Regu Pandlu ~ Fruits of India »

  1. My my my ! What a sight!! Its been at least 4 years since I saw this fruit. During Sankranthi its widely used (pieces of this fruit mixed in the water you bathe and also for bhogipandlu for kids)

    Thanks for posting Indira.

    Comment by Mythili — October 15, 2006 @ 10:34 am

  2. WOW..I never expected to see them in US. Seattle I guess is one of the best places for a foodie to settle !! Every single day since you have started blogging from there, you have come up with something soo very native to the telugu people..I cant wait to see what comes next :-)

    Comment by Priya — October 15, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

  3. Hi Indira,
    I have a request, can you tell me name of a few specialities made by telugus on diwali day.. m a northie married to telugu, i follow ur recepies religiously and have managed to gather quite a many compliments due to you.. wud be really thankful if u can just name a few things.. regards,
    abhi

    Indira replies:
    Hi Abhi: I can’t speak for everyone in Andhra, but we at our home usually prepare sweets like mysore pak, pala kova and nut laddus like cashew or almond for this festival. We also prepare lemon rice (Chitrannam), bajjis or murukulu(chakli). Hope this helps.
    Happy Diwali!

    Comment by abhi — October 15, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

  4. Hi Indira,
    The regu pallu look so fresh and healthy. Nice pic. As Mythili had rightly felt, the fruits reminded me of the bhogi pallu ritual and the divine sankranthi days. And hmmm…the tangy regupandu vadiyalu which are just perfect to nibble and chew on those lazy winter afternoons!…Do you make them?

    Comment by Anuradha — October 15, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

  5. Hi Indira! So wonderful to have you back! Great to see you are doing fine in Seattle. I think those are called ‘Ber’ in Hindi. Ohh…they make me soo nostalgic. We had two trees (If this is ‘ber’ at all) and we (cousins,friends, neighbours) had so much fun picking these tangy-sweet marvels! Mom used to make great pickle (both sweet and savory) with them. My parents moved from that house with those lovely trees, but the memories are so dear.

    Comment by Mystic — October 15, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

  6. I love these fruits..they are called Boor or Ber…Now my mouth is watering!!!

    Comment by madhuli — October 16, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  7. We call them ber(Hindi) and kool(Bengali) and use it to make a sweet and sour pickle. I love the vicous insides of this fruit. Know I want to see how you use it.

    Comment by anyesha — October 16, 2006 @ 4:59 am

  8. In Kannada we call it Bore Hannu!! I used to eat them a lot during my school days!!Thanks for the memories!!

    Happy Diwali!!

    Comment by Asha — October 16, 2006 @ 5:10 am

  9. Uwajimaya is a wonderful store for all things asian. They fly in the fresh fruits and veggies from the far east every week.
    Ber is called Elandha pazham in Tamil.

    Comment by Vidya — October 16, 2006 @ 7:47 am

  10. Could you tell me what is the English name for Jujube(in Tamil it is called Elantha palam).

    Thanks.

    Comment by Radha — October 16, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

  11. Your recipes are really good. I visit your site more often. Got inspired and I have my own blog now. Its http://trythisrecipe.blogspot.com. I’ve just started it. It would be great if you can add this site link in ur list of indian food blogs.

    thanks a bunch and looking forward to more recipes.

    Comment by Mythreyee — October 16, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

  12. Hey Indira,
    thanks a bunch.. this defintetly helps .. i m excited to have a feast at home .. shubh deepawali to u and ur family,
    regards
    abhi

    Comment by abhi — October 16, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

  13. when i was at seattle uwajimaya 2 weeks ago, i found jujube too. still green and a little tart, but very refreshing!

    Comment by eliza — October 17, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

  14. in delhi where i get raggi flour

    Comment by susheela — August 29, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

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