Avocado aka 'Laapche Kaulo'
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). [Availability: Seasonal]
Oranges aka Suntala
Orange orchards at several places in Darjeeling & Kalimpong hills have been producing oranges since more than two centuries, and they are unique compared to the ones that you see from Nagpur or the west. Oranges grown here are smaller, a bit pale in color and have thing skin. But when comes to taste and smell, they beat almost all varieties. [Availability: Winter]
Pickles aka 'Achaar'
An essential for people in the Hills includes pickles, considered as a favorite among the Nepali people. You can translate Achaar as a pickle. Kakra Ko Achaar is prepared of julienne cucumbers and can be taken as a salad or pickle. Ingredients used include long stripes of cucumber pieces, sesame seeds, garlic, green chili, salt etc.
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