Kakrol ($4 per kg)
I was told this cute green hairy lime with a mouse-like tail fruit is named 'Kakrol' (Teasle Gourd), a native to West Bengal and Bangladesh - we couldn't get it from our neighbourhood market; only from Indian vegetable stalls in Singapore Little India.
How do you eat it?
With a sprinkle of Salt, and Turmeric powder coating if you like, we pan-fried the Kakrol in oil as its aroma permeated the kitchen. The gourd reaps a distinctive crunch as you bite into the seeds and skin while its flesh remains soft - i'm hooked at first bite.