The Answer is....

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.

All these from my sil's backyard.

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!

This is of course the Jowar plant, so full and ready to be plucked

Oranges were from farm, they had Orange plants running in acres. So many beautiful and fully ripen ones were fallen down. They get so much in abundance that they don't care!

This is the famous Red Sorrel plant or the Gongura, whose leaves are eaten cooked! They were lying around without any care or fancy!

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.

Fiery Long chillies left to ripen in the plant! The hotness of Andhra in pose!

Lush big tomatoes hiding and shying away from pose. I had great difficulty getting them to stand properly.

This is from the farm, they have a huge Sapota trees, I have only seem domestic ones but never trees this big. And they were so sweet!

Thats all for now. I have few more rare plants that I feel were new to me. They were beautiful. I never imagined that we got those from those plants. It was a great learning experience for me.

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