Flower Photography: Blue Pea (Clitoria ternatea)



In Southeast Asia the flowers are used to colour food. In Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih ketan (also known as pulut tai tai in Peranakan/Nyonya cooking) and in nonya chang. In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan (น้ำดอกอัญชัน). In Burma the flowers are used as food, often they are dipped in batter and fried. ~ SOURCE

25 comments:

  1. What a lovely little flower, I really like that deep blue color. It sounds like it has many uses besides just being pretty.

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  2. Wow... what a beautiful blue flower.

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  3. Nice shot. This vine is quite common here too. Mine is flowering at the moment as well.

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  4. What a gorgeous shot, Cher! Beautiful color!

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  5. beautiful shot, Che, i did not know they are edible, something I like about visiting sites, I learn new things each day.

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  6. thanks for joining us with your nice flower :)

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  7. simply wonderful!!!
    have a great weekend!!

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  8. We have some variety of sweet pea flowers here, almost the same shape as these. I have seen in Thai cuisine using flowers as garnish.

    P.S. Cher your words are an inspiration to my photography. Hope to showcase more....

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  9. What a brilliant blue flower!

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  10. Not in Malay cooking but the Chinese Peranakan..It's called Bunga Telang.

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  11. And this blue pea can be easily found at any place.

    When you need it, it is there ever ready.

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  12. Gorgeous, vivid color and wonderful light in this photo!

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  13. awwwwww sigh....brings out a thousand and one "bleautiful" memories....

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  14. i always this color captivating in flowers and nature.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this beautiful blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Cher.

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  16. Lovel blue flower.. makes me say hurry winter be gone so I can do flowers

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  17. What a beautiful blue flower. What makes it even nicer, it has so many good uses.

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  18. Captured Beautifully.

    My BLUE is my entry, please come and see. Have a great week.

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  19. amazing shot, the blue color look so blue and vibrant

    Here is my BM entry

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  20. So pretty, can't wait to see flowers in my garden again but I am sure it will be awhile yet.

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  21. Sweet, lovely flower:)


    Visiting for BM!

    Here's my share-hope you can stop by..


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  22. Thanks! This is a bit useful post.

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