WV11 ~ Henna Flowers

Henna Flowers (Gorintaaku Puvvullu)
Gorintaaku Puvvulu (Henna Flowers) from Backyard

Henna plant is in bloom since July. I don’t remember ever noticing henna flowers at Nandyala, and I am surprised at the beauty and fragrance of henna’s pretty petite flowers.

WV Log for Day 11:

2 pesarattu with coconut chutney
A glass of ragi ganji without sweetener

A small cup of brinjal-papdi lilva curry (vankaya-anapaginjala kura)
A bowl of masoor dal rasam with cherry tomatoes
A small cup of homemade yogurt

A cup of ginger tea without sweetener

A small cup of chickpea guggullu (Mangala Gouri Vratha Vayanam from a friend)
A small cup of brinjal-papdi lilva curry
A cup of masoor dal rasam with key lime pickle on the side
For dessert: A cup of apple with yogurt

Decided to take a break from gym this week. Prepared saggubiyyam vadiyalu for sun-drying – morning
Pillow covers sewing project still going on – evening

In Retrospect:
Pleasant day. No carbo cravings.


13 Responses to “WV11 ~ Henna Flowers”

  1. Kalyani says:

    wow henna flowers … nice photo … saw & pluck them everytime when i used go to my village in summer holidays … Used to keep mehendi …. Thanks Indira for remembering my childhood days …

  2. Nirmala says:

    Th fragance of the henna flowers are intoxicating and I am very much addicted to it infact. Happy to see the blooms. Looks like you have won over the carb cravings! all the best Indira!

  3. Kay says:

    Yeah, like Nirmala said – the fragrance of henna flowers is intoxicating. I grew up with a big henna plant in the front yard of Ammamma’s house and loved it! That picture is very nostalgic.

  4. James says:

    Where do you find a Henna sapling in Houston? I am trying to find one for my backyard.

  5. friend says:

    Please blog on how you make sago vadiyalu or any others that you are familiar with? Your website is excellent and I really like your WV concept.

  6. DK says:

    Never seen henna flowers before

  7. DK says:

    come to think of it – never saw a henna plant before! Looks so good. 🙂

  8. kalva says:

    mom has this plant and its huge now

  9. Raji says:

    I wish if i could grow it in our backyard..love the fragrance. i am so happy to see all the tropical white flowers pics from your backyard…they are beautiful.

  10. Uma says:

    Smell of gorintaku bloom is very sweet, I know it from our backyard in India, but, my maruvam is blooming here in NJ, never heard of that, until now!

  11. Rajitha says:

    i loved and still love ur WV series. I do think the carb cravings subside after a week…i mean you will crave carbs maybe for a few minutes occasionally, but i remember when i was on a low carb diet, the first week esp. day 4-7..was torture! When you move thru those days..it is really not too bad. i also liked your workout routine and honestly…i too work out like how you do…or it is impossible for me to lose weight! you are doing awesome…good for you!

  12. Asma Tirmizi says:


    I am looking for Henna Plant. Does anyone know where can I find it from please.


  13. Adanary says:

    I am in Houston. I grew up with the henna plant in my grandmother’s front yard in south Texas. Knowing how fascinated I’d always been by it,a few years before her death she insisted I take it home with me, it lives in the same pot she gave it to me in…13+ years ago! I have propagated many times and anyone who would like can inquire about seeds. I don’t see it at the nurseries, not sure why? She called it “Receda” in Spanish. I would love to share this beautiful plant with anyone.

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