Small round gourd, also called baby pumpkin, is a vegetable grown for its immature fruit. Green colored and apple sized, it is a slightly sour fruit which can be eaten cooked, candied or pickled. Stuffed round gourds cooked with spices is also a favorite recipe. It is especially popular in South Asia.
It is native to India and very popular all across South Asia as well. It is used in curries and other gourmet dishes, or served with eggplant, peas, potatoes or other vegetables.