Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Mulberry Tales...

Unlike the lazy bum Reeta Skeeter is now, she was found to be quite active as a child. *Sigh*
You know, the kinds who would go for a swim for four hours at a stretch... The kinds who'd absolutely loathe the afternoon siesta...
In the afternoons she would be out playing tennis against the wall or gathering Mulberries that fell from the tree if she was playing on the clay court...
*Playing Jaane Kahan gaye wo din... Ok Ok no more drama now*
Yes, that was what triggered this Childhood flashback: Mulberries.

For, I had them after long the other day.
The sweet, tangy, juicy fruit of the red Mulberry dissolves itself at the touch of the tongue, and unleashes a flavour that has a charm not worthy of words. It can only be tasted. It is known to the Hindi, Arabic speaking population as Shahtoot (Shah=King, Toot=Mulberry) or King's Mulberry and is available in Delhi in two varieties, namely White Mulberry and Red Mulberry.
The Red one is deep red and has a tinge of purple. However, I fail to understand why the White Mulberry is called so, as it starts from being pale yellow in colour and ripens to acquire a soothing green coloured skin. Red, is my favourite as it has a naughty tangy flavour. And it leaves red stains, if you drop it somwhere. The green one (or white or whatever you may call it) oozes sweetness and is a pleasure for those with a sweet tooth.
Oh yeah, there is a Mulberry Tea available too! More about it when I lay my hands on it ;)

13 comments:

~ Deeps ~ said...

kid days memories.........used to climb up the tree to get hold of mulberries.........apart from treee u can find shakes also..........

crasiezt said...

Tasty tasty! You just had to mention the tea:P

AlterinG Abhishek said...

woh din..
& u huckle-berry fin!

getting into reetaz skin!!

wah wah kaveeta

Gonecase said...

Mujhe bhi chahiye :|
Grrrr.....kyon mera khoon jalati rehti hai tu

Simran said...

I remember the day I was coming back from a meeting and there's this lady selling mulberries right below my CP office.

For a few minutes, I just forgot I had work to get back to; such is the lure of red mulberries.

siropdevanille said...

I want the tea!!!!
Yummmm!!!!

We used to climb trees when we were kids to get shahtoot!! :) Miss those days...!

dRoZzY!!! said...

the dark ones are out of this crazy world....
reminds me of the childhood days... smeared with mud ....
awesome....

dRoZzY!!! said...

this one is to increase the comment count. with my comments here the HOT chics should come chasing...

K M F said...

nice post

Reeta Skeeter said...

D: hehe nicey...acha lagta hai na soch ke? yeah I know about shakes...how about kulfi ;)
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Crazy: Nahi re...It indeed exists!
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Aye Aye: nice...shabaash! lage raho!
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gonecase: So that I can keel you one day :P
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Simran: Indeed they are luring :) Grab a few this summer...
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siropdevanille: :D Ok lemme find the tea and will share with you :)
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dRoZzY: hmm... :) hehe@ increasing comment count...ty
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K M F: thanks :) glad you liked...
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elusive said...

i loove the red mulberries..yuuummy..never seen white ones :(

Kumudha said...

Thanks for sharing!

Manjiri Kandalgaonkar said...

Is there anyone here that can tell me where to find them in delhi... No vendors sell them now... So if anyone knows please tell me