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sajnae dauta (সজনেডাটা) (today's sample record)

Language: Bengali

Description: Drumstick bean. The drumstick bean is a green, bean-like fruit of the horseradish tree which really looks like a drumstick, being a long stick-like pod. The pod is a delicacy used in fish stews or mixed vegeetable dishes. Both pods and leaves are relished. The flavour of the pods has been compared with peppery asparagus and they have the texture of marrow. The outer pod is not edible and the beans only when young.

sajnae dauta
Drumstick beans, with thanks to the generous Abdul Arain's Al-Amin Stores on Mill Road in Cambridge

Latin: Moringa pterygosperma, Moringa oleifera
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal

See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine

See foods and dishes: drumstick

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