Indian Jujube are also called as chinese Red dates which elongate in shape and of gooseberry size. In hindi they are call it Ber and in tamil they call it elandha pazham.The green fruit when ripes becomes reddish in color and the skin gets wrinkled. I remember some nostalgic memories from my childhood when we used to get a big bag of Bor/ ber from my grand parents back in rajasthan, they where elongated red dried ones..It was a perfect snack delicacy for us miss those ber here. In south India the ber we get is diffrent variety from wat we get in north. I remember the road side vendors selling elandha pazham in chennai which was riped round in shape usually sold with chilli pd and salt, I used to love them.
The riped ber/ elandha pazham are great to have as is but people do make pickles and candies with them , another popular treat made elandha pazham was the elandha pazham vadai which is not exactly the fried vada you are thinking it is usually sun dried . I have tasted them in potti kadai's in my childhood days also kamarkat, rose milk tablets, pan pasad,then mittai, panju mittai, Javvu mitta ,those road side kulfi's/ golas ufffff I can go on and on about these childhood treats we enjoyed. Coming to elandha pazham it has great medicinal value which most of them don't know - It cure stomach ache,Infection in throat,Ulcers, diarrhea, fever, cold . This fruit is not loved by all but who ever loves it I got a delicious recipe for you :). I used the raw elandha pazham / Ber/ Green Ber which I love to eat as is but to add a twist I just mixed up few ingredients and tadaaaa a very simple snack time chaat is ready.