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~Scarlet Gourd~ Coccinia Grandis IVY GOURD Tindora Tropical Vine 25 Fresh Seeds

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Coccinia grandis
                                                                           
  Coccinia grandis

~Scarlet Gourd~

Native to tropical  Africa to Asia

Coccinia grandis

aka Cephalandra indica  and Coccinia indica.

Family Cucurbitaceae

~IVY GOURD~

aka: Tindora, Pak Tum Lung, Ivy Gourd, Thai spinach, Kovai

  Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)
       

You are bidding on * fresh seeds shipped from Hawaii.

  Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) Banana Poka (Passiflora tarminiana)

There are a variety of recipes from all over the world that list Rashmato as the main ingredient.  Rashmato are best when cooked. It is often compared to bitter melon. The fruit is commonly eaten in Indian cuisine. People of Indonesia and other  southeast Asian countries also consume the fruit and leaves.

In Thai cuisine it is one of the ingredients of the Kaeng khae curry. Tips are blanched for dipping with  chili, fried, and cooked as clear soup.

Cultivation of Rashmati in home gardens has been encouraged in Thailand due to it being a good source of  several micronutrients, including vitamins A and C.
In India it is eaten as a curry, by deep-frying it along with spices; stuffing it with Masala and sautéing it, or boiling it first in a  pressure cooker and then frying it. It is also used in Sambar, a vegetable and lentil-based soup.

Ripe Ivy Gourd is high in beta-carotene, has vitamins A and C, but low  on the glycemic index. Per 100 g edible portion, the fruits contain:  water 93.5 g, energy 75 kJ (18 kcal), protein 1.2 g, fat 0.1 g,  carbohydrate 3.1 g, fiber 1.6 g, Ca 40 mg, P 30 mg, Fe 1.4 mg, thiamine  0.07mg, riboflavin 0.08 mg, niacin 0.7 mg, ascorbic acid 1.4 mg.

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Tindora

One of the lesser-known fruits, in Southeast Asia, ivy gourd is grown  for its edible young shoots and edible fruits.

Called Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Thai spinach, Kovai, Tindora (and a host of other names) the  young leaves and slender tops of the stems are cooked and eaten as a potherb, in soups, or as a side dish, often with rice. The young and  tender green fruits are eaten raw in salads, or boiled, steamed, fried, added to dishes like curry or soups or even fermented. The  ripe, scarlet fruit is fleshy, on the sweet side, and eaten raw. It can also be candied. The fruit is often available in specialty  markets and is very common in India.

  Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)


A gourd of the family Cucurbitaceae, juicy climber, trailer herbs or under shrubs, easily found and well grown in gardens or on fences.

General characteristic Vines with small green and round tendrils. The tendrils are 12-14 cm long, single and spring-like twisted, oppositely  inserted to leaves.

Leaves are simple and alternate. Leaves' bases are in heart-shaped, sharpened tip and curvy edge. The shape of the leaf is  star-liked with 5 rays. 5-7 veins separated from leaves' bases. Leaves are 3-4 cm wide, 5-6 cm long. A stem is 3-5 cm long.

Pronounced kok-SIN-ee-uh GRAN-dees,  (Big Red) the plant in the lab has shown anti-oxidant,  anti-triglyceride, and anti-bacterial activity and is useful in the  treatment of jaundice. It’s also been used to treat abscesses and high  blood pressure. C. grandis has been introduced as a food crop in several  countries in Asia, as well as Australia, Pacific Islands, Africa, the  Caribbean, and the southern United States. It is found it at least  Florida, Texas and Hawaii and probably other unreported warm areas.

   

  Vigorously growing vine up to 30+ feet long. Grows best in slightly drier humid climates. It isn't too  picky about soil or water requirements other than liking ground moisture year-round.

C. grandis: Stems mostly hairless, green and longitudinally ribbed when young, becoming white-spotted when  older and eventually woody, tendrils simple, in the axils. Leaves alternate, simple, broad, ovate, 5-lobed, heart-shaped, stem has 3-8  glands near the base; inflorescence usually solitary, axillary flowers. Corolla deeply divided into 5 lobes. Stamens 3, present as staminodes in  female flowers. Fruit a smooth, striped green turning bright red, ovoid to ellipsoid about two inches long.

TIME OF YEAR: Can produce year round

ENVIRONMENT: Agricultural areas, natural forests, planted forests, disturbed and waste areas.

C. grandis: Stems mostly hairless, green and longitudinally ribbed when young, becoming white-spotted when  older and eventually woody, tendrils simple, in the axils. Leaves alternate, simple, broad, ovate, 5-lobed, heart-shaped, stem has 3-8  glands near the base; inflorescence usually solitary, axillary flowers. Corolla deeply divided into 5 lobes. Stamens 3, present as staminodes in  female flowers. Fruit a smooth, striped green turning bright red, ovoid to ellipsoid about two inches long. The fruit is ellipsoidal or ovoid, 2 to 3 1/8 in (5-8 cm) long, 1 1/2 to 2 3/8 in (4-6 cm) wide; orange-yellow;  clasped at the base by 3 large, green, leaflike bracts, toothed and edged with conspicuous glands.

  Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)
  Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)   Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)    

METHOD OF PREPARATION: Young leaves and slender tops of the stems are cooked and eaten as a potherb, in soups, or as a side dish, often with  rice. The young and tender green fruits are eaten raw in salads, or boiled, steamed, fried, added to dishes like curry or soups or even  fermented. The ripe, scarlet fruit, is fleshy, on the sweet side, and eaten raw. It can also be candied.

Coccinea indica plant has two different variants – bitter tasting fruit  type which is only used as medicine (according to Ayurveda) and is found growing wild in many countries including the US, and the sweet variety  called Tindora, fruits of which are also used in different food preparations.

  Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)   Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis)
 

Recipe courtesy of Show Me The Curry.

Rashmato Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: Approx 20-25 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Tindora – approx 1 1/2 lbs, sliced
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Asofoetida (Hing) – pinch
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Green Chilies – to taste, finely chopped
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder – to taste
Salt – to taste

Method:

1. Heat Oil in a medium non-stick pan on medium heat.
2. Add Mustard Seeds and allow them to pop.
HIATE 3. Add Cumin Seeds and let them sizzle.
4. Add Asofoetida, Turmeric Powder, Green Chilies and Tindora. Mix well.
5. Add Salt, Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder and Cumin Powder.
6. Mix well, cover and cook until Tindora are tender. Stir every few minutes to cook evenly and prevent burning.
7. When Tindora are tender, uncover and cook for an additional few minutes to lightly brown them.

   


Tindora (available drom Indian markets) makes a delicious curry at an Indian vegetarian restaurants.  It has resemblance to a cucumber or zucchini. Quarter the Tindora and sautée it till slightly browned with a sweet onion, some garlic, and some red chili flakes. Add a can of Italian cherry tomatoes, oregano, thyme, and sea salt, then simmer all together for about ten minutes. Serve on a pasta bowl with some grated  Romano cheese on top. The Tindora has the consistency of perfectly cooked Italian green beans. The dish is delicious with pasta, cook the Tindora  seperately with it as its delicate flavor would be completely overwhelmed.

Ivy Gourd can be  distinguished by its five-point, palm-shaped leaves. White, star-shaped  flowers distinguish this weed from other vines. These white flowers give  way to small, green, pickle-sized fruits which eventually turn scarlet  in color. Each of these fruit contains numerous seeds which contribute  to the rapid spread of this weed to new locations. The fruit is edible  and recembles sweet-and-sour cucumber with fresh flavor. Best eaten when  fruit are not quite ripe (green).

Tips:

1. In a time crunch, use the slicer blade of your food processor to roughly chop/slice the Tindora.
2. Cleaned and cut Tindora freeze well.
3. Be careful when salting Tindora. They tend to shrink and become a little salty and tangy.

 

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