Dodka (Ridge Gourd) – Jaipuri Long

Dodka - Jaipuri Long with Seeds

Dodka (Ridge Gourd) – Jaipuri Long

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Ridge Gourd (Dodka / Luffa) is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae). The fruit of these species is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable. The fruit must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in India, China and Vietnam. When the fruit is fully ripened, it is very fibrous. The fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchens. Luffa are not frost-hardy, and require 150 to 200 warm days to mature.

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Ridge Gourd (Dodka / Luffa) is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae). The fruit of these species is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable. The fruit must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in India, China and Vietnam. When the fruit is fully ripened, it is very fibrous. The fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchens. Luffa are not frost-hardy, and require 150 to 200 warm days to mature.

Luffa are best eaten when small (less than 12 cm or 4.5 inches in length) and still green. In Vietnamese cuisine, the gourd is called “mướp hương” and is a common ingredient in soups and stir-fried dishes. In Myanmar, it is known as that pwet thee (သဗွတ်သီး). In Hindi-speaking North Indian states, it is called torai (तोरई), and cooked as vegetable. But in central/Western India specially in MP, it is called gilki (गिल्की). Torai is reserved for ridge gourd and is less popular than gilki in central western India.

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Weight 10 g
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 1 cm
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10 gram, 100 gram, 50 gram, 500 gram

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