Friday, June 15, 2007

Black Jamuns & Nostalgia...

I googled 'Kala Jamun' since I didn't know what this fruit is called in the rest of the world...

I learnt that Kala Jamun or the Black Plum is found in India, Sri Lanka & the Andaman Islands and is a seasonal fruit which floods the markets during May to August.
This fruit holds a special place in my heart, probably the chamber where childhood memories are stored. Well, was that the heart or the brain?
Nevermind...!

* I recall eating loads of them and then running to the mirror to see if my tongue had become purple.

* Drinking water after eating Jamun and landing up with a sore throat.

* Picking up the berries from purple coloured foot-path, under the huge Jamun trees lining the roads...

* Listening to one particular bedtime folk story about a monkey who lived on a Jamun tree and a crocodile who lived on the banks of a river..(Does any one recall this story??)

13 comments:

~Me said...

Yes !!! i recall the story :)
Once again lovely pictures

Arch said...

:-)
Thanks Panache~
I made Mallika eat some & look at her tonge in the mirror ;-)and she loved the story sooo much.

Pacchai Milagai said...

I miss Jamuns in the summertime! Love its deep purple color!nice post:)

Blue the Spa Girl said...

I will look for these here. I wonder if we get them in Canada? I live near Toronto, so next time I go to little India, I will look for them.
I go to that part of town for my Himani Gold cream!!! I love it!
xo
Blue

Arch said...

Pacchai- Thanks.

Blue- Wow, you like ayurvedic/sandal creams? Fantastic!

Lisa said...

I've never heard of these but they are very pretty to look at! Like big polished river rocks! Great stories!

Lisa

Mango Power Girl said...

I was so happy to see these that it brought tears to my eyes, that's how much I loved them growing up & it's become just another dearly missed Indian fruit! Great shot & post...I used to love the monkey story & took pride in my purple tongue too :-P

Rijish said...

Great pictures, and ofcourse great nostalgic wordings about Jamun...

Yes,,,,I can recall the story.

Warm Regards,
Rijish Narayanan

Sameer Maknojia said...

I love jamun , where to buy it in toronto ?

Unknown said...

Does anyone know where one can buy jamun/jambul in toronto?

manuel009ism said...

Did you find any jamun/jambuls in toronto

manuel009ism said...

Did you find any jamun/jambuls in toronto

manuel009ism said...

Does anyone know where one can buy jamun/jambul in toronto?