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kanch kala (কাঁচ্কলা) (today's sample record)

Language: Bengali

Description: Plantain. The plantain is a starchy type of banana with firm flesh. If it is the variety used for desserts it is cooked when it is green, but it is left to ripen if it is the less sweet type. It is a staple food in many tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. It has a mild flavour, almost like a squash, and is used pretty much as a potato would be used in western cooking.


kanch kala
Plantains, with thanks to the generous Abdul Arain's Al-Amin Stores on Mill Road in Cambridge

Latin: Musa x paradisiaca
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
Better known as: hara kela
Also known as: aatikaya, arati dava, arati pamdu, arati puvu, aratikaaya, balekai, harayi keli, kachcha kela, kachchi keli, kelun, nenthrekkai, pachavazhai, vaazhai, vaazhai thandu, valappalam, vazhakkai

See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine

See foods and dishes: kancha, kela, kele ka phool, kele ka tana


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