This man is selling Indian 'water chestnuts', also known as ling nuts, water caltrops, buffalo nuts, bat nuts and my favourite, devil pods (that's about all the Halloween chat you're going to get from me)! Not to be confused with Chinese water chestnuts, this food is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and studies have made connections with it having antibacterial and neuroprotective properties. #LingNut#DevilPod#AsHalloweenAsImGoingToGet#Jodhpur#Rajasthan#India
A while back, I came across a pair of pods, devil pods, as some call them. They were given to me from a friend of my children's father. I loved them, but I stashed them away, to never see the light of day till just recent, when I unearthed them. So, tonight, I made the first of my Odd Devil Folk. The more I look at him, the more he grows on me. Hahaha!!! Devil Folk WIP made from water caltrop pods, aka Devil pods or nuts, water chestnut, buffalo nut, bat nut, ling nut, lin kok, ling kio nut, and singhara.
First time I saw that and tried, funny shape like a longhorn, taste like chestnut but different, not bad I have to say :) , had that after diner like snacks.
Who knows that stuff ? Someone tried before?
It is #cooling and is an ideal aid to counter summer heat.The juice of water chestnut relieves the feeling of #nausea and also improves the #appetite in kids.It relieves swellings and cleanses the blood.They are used along with #coriander , rice, noodles, ginger, sesame oil and bamboo shoots, etc. and give the taste of #crunchy and crispy . In Thailand, it is the important component of famous Thai desert ‘tabtim krob’. In the developed countries, it is used along with bacon strips as an hors d’oeuvre and mix with drinks in Indonesia. They are used in many forms such as powder, juice, cake, flour, sliced, #fried, eaten #raw and #steamed .