Athalakkaai /Adhalakkai is a plant is related to the bitter melon / bitter gourd.
Scientific name - Momordica cymbalaria
Other names - Luffa tuberosa (Roxb.) or Momordica tuberosa (Roxb.)
Tamil - Adhalakki / Athalakaai
Telugu - Kasarakayee
olden days this has been used extensively for its medicinal
values.Traditionally, it is used for the treatment of diabetes, ulcer,
is said to posses hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and antioxident
properties.It is also said to have cardio protective,hepato[liver]
So if you find this vegetable in the market be sure to pick it up and cook something with it.
Here is what I cooked with this veggie....
Labels: Kitchen Dictionary