There’s nothing more evident in the change of season than the veggies available in our markets now. These winter edible blooms are much-loved! They are the flowers of the Sesbania grandiflora aka the Hummingbird tree or the Scarlet Wisteria. Growing primarily in the hot areas of the world, it is believed to have originated in India or South-east Asia. The tree grows to a height of about 3 to 5 m. The young pods and leaves are also edible although I have not yet had the opportunity to taste them so far. Only the flowers are sold in the markets here.
It’s a Today’s Flowers post with a difference. I couldn’t resist sharing the way we have these blooms. I like to dunk them in a batter where turmeric , chilli , and coriander, all in powder form, are added with some salt before they hit the hot oil.
Voila! Now for a quick floral snack! Click on the badge below and check out the delightful blooms from across the world! My thanks to the TF team: Santilli-Pupo-Denise-Sandy Carlson