I’ll be honest. I have never had so much fun with a picture quiz before. So far all the little quizzes I’ve done here have been quite a bore. They are never tough enough and you guys are able to get the right answer in a try or two. But this last quiz was something else. It really got you thinking didn’t it? Five days of thinking and guessing is quite enough and its time to take the mystery out of the fruit, and we’ll do that, but in just in a little while. First lets review some of the answers we received. Some of them were expected, some unexpected and some were actually way out of my realm of knowledge! I expected to hear plums and berries as answers, even apricots. But guava and apples? Now those were quite surprising!And crab apples and mangoustines? I had to google to find out what those were!
The answer to the quiz is really rather simple. Its something you’ve probably eaten a hundred times but never seen in raw form. Let me show you another picture. Does this look more familiar?
Yes, you got it right. That’s kokum. The picture in the quiz was that of the fresh fruit. I expect you are more familiar with the dried fried version of the fruit.
Kokum or Garcinia indica a fruit of a tree native to the western coastal region of the country. It’s used in Marathi and Gujarati cuisines and,if I am not mistaken, in some South Indian cuisines too. The dried fruit is used as a souring agent in dals and curries and also for making sherbets. You must have heard of Sol Kadhi. If you haven’t, the next time you cross the western coast, I suggest you find yourself a glass of this refreshing drink. If you like coconut and the distinct flavour of kokum, you are sure to love it.
We found the fruit in the sabzi mandi the other day and couldnt resist buying some. How can you not buy fresh kokum?? Its such a rarity. Not knowing how to cook with it, we took a few pictures and turned it into a quiz!
The only one to get the answer right was Rani. Good show, girl!! Vimmuuu,I could have named you and Masood here too.Not as people who got the answer right but as people who came up with the most original and brilliant answers. May be if you keep up with the creative guessing, in the next quiz I will. 🙂
Coming up in the next post- a award and a meme.