Thursday, April 12, 2007

Do You Know What This Is?

This photo was taken at the Patel Brothers, an Indian grocery store in Jackson Heights, Queens. The grocery store carries some of the most unique and interesting food items including this vegetable, which I have never seen before. I think I know what it is but I'm not 100% sure.

As you can see in the photo, each pod carries only one pea-looking seed. The pod is light and furry, green in color and is about the size of a small olive. Can you guess what it is?

17 comments:

Kuanyin said...

I came here expecting bagels! :-) I'll ask my visiting Indian friend what this is when they return from golf. He should know.

thwany said...

that;s an amazing photo

Rasa Malaysia said...

Edamame?

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Uhmm I'm not the expert here around but I like the photo that's really well done :-)

Prokur said...

looks like monster-pea :D

Lavenderlady said...

I have not a clue...they look green and good for you! I love the photo and how you captured the fuzz! Nice!

Annie said...

Now that's a food item that requires real work by the hungry/food preparer. One pea per pod.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Have no idea what it is, or if it is something to eat or plant.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I think it's fresh garbanzo beans or chick peas. I'm not 100% sure.

What do you think??

Rafe Totengco said...

Garbanzo is what we call them in the Philippines...I think. It's been a while.

Jing said...

no ideas about what it is...
but so beautiful in the photo.
via pkblogs. i only open this photo on your blog. but i saw it anyway...happy me.

jing
shanghai daily photo

Olivier said...

je ne connais pas,je dirais (pour le jeux) que c'est des haricots nains ?
mais c'est une photo surprenante



I do not know, I would say (for the plays) that they is dwarf beans? but it is a surprising photograph

tigerfish said...

Some kind of pea ? Chickpea?

Belinda said...

Broadbeans????

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angela said...

Great photo,I feel like I could touch the pea/bean/whatever...
Angela

Meg in Nelson said...

Fantastic photo. I know it's not broad beans or edamame, but chickpea sounds good to me!