Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CHINESE POTATO (KOORKA KIZHANGU)





 
COMMON NAME:- CHINESE POTATO

OTHER NAMES: -    Sudan potato,
                                 Madagascar potato,
                                 Hausa potato,      
                                 Kentang dwaja,
                                 Ratala,  
                                 Country-potato.

SCINTIFIC NAME: - COLEUS PARVYFLORIS

MALAYALAM NAME: - KOORKA,

                                     Chivakizhnagu

                                      Chinese potato (Koorka) is a herb with creeping, succulent stems and aromatic leaves, producing tubers in clusters at the base of the stems. The tubers are round, dark brown or black and aromatic. The tubers are used in the same way as potatoes. It is considered as native of India.