The humble queen of Dals!
The Toor Dal....
Yes, this is the picture I took during our recent visit to my sil. Her husband works for Farm Machinery Training and Testing organization run by the Govt of India, its a beautiful place of about 560 acres. The entire place is within a compound and they have their own agriculture lands which they cultivate for testing and other purpose. The residential colony is a neat array of individual houses, so nice with their own back yard where lots of vegetables are grown for their own usage. On the way to their place, I saw acres of Toor Dal fields, swaying lushly to the cool breeze that was blowing and I was intent of capturing it on the lens. I wanted to send this to Linda. I was able to get this in my second day of my stay. Just few more photos. Rest will be featured in another post that I am planning to do.
This is the first time I was seeing this plant and it looked great. My nephew and niece ate them just raw! Check out the cute yellow flowers near by.
Lovely lone Bitter gourd hanging proudly from stem!
One branch had so many Guavas. The guavas from this place are so sweet that it fits the name in Hindi Amrut. My Dad loves Guavas and he said after eating the guavas from hubbys place, atleast for this alone I will give my daughter!
Two friends basking under the shades of the leaves. Lying around and chatting, lovely slender Ridge Gourd and small tender Bitter gourd. Unfortunately their friendship didn't last for long. The lovely ridge gourd sacrificed its life for our dinner! This the reason for the bitterness in the small and tender Bitter Gourd.