Thursday, 7 April 2011

Chhappan Kaddu (Summer Squash)

  • Chhappan Kaddu (Summer Squash) also known as vegetable marrow (Cucurbita pepo) is the common vegetable in UK.
  • The fruits may be green, whitish or irregularly striped green and white. The flesh is white with no cavity and the seeds are embedded in the flesh.
  • The short stalk of the fruit is hard and deeply furrowed with 5 or 8 ridges and is only slightly swollen where it joins the fruit
  • They are related to the zucchini. They have a very bland flavor and can be stuffed with stuffing.
  • The fruit is used immature and is a boiled vegetable.
  • These are available in North India especially in Punjab during the summer months.

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