Every now and then I come across this seed pod when I order Baingan Bharta (aka Punjabi Eggplant) from my favorite Indian restaurant. They're roughly 2cm (3/4 inch) long and about as thick as a wooden pencil. The taste is strong and earthy and rather savory to my palate. The pod has three folds, for lack of a better word, and the seeds are smaller than okra/gumbo but have similar texture.
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