Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Traditional taste!

This 'Kumkhal'/'Umkhal' (walnuts) picture reminded me of our childhood days, in early morning me and my bothers often hurriedly rush to our neighbouring house where Pu Chalbuanga's cows will left 'kumkhal' as usual. Unlike the present times we hardly have other options of ready made eatable things from shops, we the village kids mostly depended on forest and other natural products. Many many things have changed now, we may find various ready made eatable things even in rural areas also but in sometimes my kind of taste could not avoid like this kind of natural products!

Pu Buanga Dictionay defines:
um-khal, (same as kumkhal.) n. the name of a tree and its edible fruit the stone of which looks like a three-lobed walnut. The kernel resembles an almond in flavour and is eaten as a nut. Where the tree grows the fruit is found on the ground in large quantities. Cows are extremely fond of these windfalls-ejecting the stones or seeds from their mouths in numbers when they are chewing the cud after feasting upon them. (Elæocarpus robustus. Wenger.)

Picture taken in January 2010 at Sialsuk forest, Mizoram, India.

8 comments:

avena said...

khawkherh/hnum vel chu kan ei ve thin . umkhal chu ka lo la hre ngai hauh lo mai !

Calliopia said...

A ngaihnawm 1st para ang hi, Mazar. Tiang hi ka la hmu ngai lo nge ka va hre lo. Khawkherh hi chu ka hre ve ngei mai a, walnut family an lo va tam anih hi. Khawkherh patea aniang a :)

Zara Ralte / Lalzarzoa said...

avena: Umkhal/kumkhal hi khawkherh nen pawh in ang chiah lo mahse an nihphung chu a in rual thei mai awm e. Kan khua ah chuan 'umkhal' ti lovin 'kumkhal' kan ti zawk thin. Bible ah pawh 'vai umkhal' tih te pawh a awm hi.

Calliopia: Ka comp a thlalak ho ka en mai mai a, he thlalak hi ka hmu a, kan naupan ve lai a kan kawmchhak te bawng in 'kumkhal' kawr a thial zawh tawh, a chhak chhuah hnu chhar tur a kan kal lai vel min ti hre chhuak ka post ta ngawt a lawm le,ngaihnawm tur ang pawn ka ziak ve thiam lova, ka lo in zir ve zel ang e.I sawi ang hian 'khawkherh' nen chuan in ang chiah lo mahse 'family' khat an ni e, a chhung a eitur awm hi hlawmkhat in a awm a, a lai tak a chhut keh chuan a hlawmin a lakchhuah theih. Khawkherh erawh chu a chhung hi a peng a awm nuaih a kher neuh neuh angai thin thung.

chhangte_ll said...

Umkhal ????? Khawkherh hi alawm 'Walnut' chu...I Khawkherh ang chi khi 'Mokokchung Khawkherh' an tih ang chi, a chhunga hlawm tel a awm ang chi anih khi.

b-buata said...

Umkhal chu ka hria.. lung a va tileng deuh ve,, Mahse, Umkhal hi a kawr emaw an ei thin ka lo ti a. a chhung laimu pawh an lo ei ve thin a ni maw..?

Zara Ralte / Lalzarzoa said...

chhangte_II: Umkhal ni e, walnut family ani ve tho awm e.Kumkhal te pawh kan ti bawk kan khaw lamah chuan.

b-buata:A kawr pawh ei theih thova, a mu chhunga ami pawh hi ei theih tho bawk.

Lalthansangi said...

a mizo hming hi voikhat ka hriatna mawle...va zahthlak veee

BVA said...

Kumkhal tih chiahin ka lo hre thin, Olive thei nen hian an in ang deuhin ka hria..a lunglenthlak hle mai.