Lesson 14: Vegetables

I know most of the names of the vegetables in English.
So I am going to share them with you.
Baingan is brinjal. Gobi is cauliflower.
Bund gobi is cabbage. Shalgam is turnip.
Bhindi is okra or ladies’ fingers. And I find that very funny.
So does my younger sister. We laugh together, as we try and remember all the
Please come to my home for lunch one day soon.
I will cook you a meal that you will really enjoy.
Bhindi is in season and I will make my favourite bhindi dish.
I will also tell you the names of the vegetables in Hindi and English.
Most people don’t seem to like leafy green vegetables. I don’t understand this. I
love spinach and methi.

1. Please make a list of fruit and vegetables that begin with the letter ‘b’.
2. Why does the mention of ladies’ fingers make them laugh?
3. Can you name four green vegetables in English and in Hindi?
4. Please write a few lines on who the best cook is in your home, and what their
best dish is.

B) Name two adjectives that describe the following fruit or vegetable.
Example: Banana: soft, yellow peel

C) Describe the vegetables below in complete sentences.
Example: Onion: It has pink skin. It makes you cry when you cut it.
Spinach, Peas, Carrot, Pumpkin, Bitter Gourd and Radish.

Revised July 2020

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