Tinda
Tinda [Indian round gourd, apple gourd, Indian baby pumpkin, Praecitrullus fistulosus alt Citrullus vulgaris]

Native to India, this gourd is popular in the cuisines of Northern India and Pakistan. It's becoming more common in Southern California and is seasonally available in markets that have a significant Indian / Pakistani element in their clientel. The gourd is eaten in an immature stage when it will be about 3 inches in diameter and tender with skin that does not need to be peeled. Seeds of more mature gourds are also eaten.



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