Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Solanum melongena - Eggplant

Brinjals are not everyone's type of food. Some kids will never eat it and some adults too I suppose. I love it when it is cooked with a generous topping of blended fresh chilli and garlic, indonesian style. I've always thought that the colour of brinjals is purple until I saw this small plant with white brinjal fruits dangling from its frail branches.
Common names: Eggplant, brinjal
Family: Solanaceae
And then I saw the flowers - pretty purple petals made transluscent by the backlighting provided by the morning sun.

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