Sri lankan Egg plant Long Aubergine ,Kaththarikkai
Eggplant, also called aubergine or Guinea squash, tender perennial plant of the nightshade family, grown for its edible fruits. It is often described as the ?king of vegetables?, due to how versatile it is and the wide range of everyday and festive dishes it is used in. When cooked, aubergine becomes tender and develops a rich, complex flavour and, due to this and its texture, it is often used as a meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian meals.
Alternanthera sessilis is an aquatic plant known by several common names, including ponnanganni (in Tamil), ponnaganti aaku (in Telugu), honnagone (in Kannada), mukunuwenna (in Sinhala), sessile joyweed and dwarf copperleaf. It is used as a vegetable specially in Sri Lanka and some Asian countries