Cucumis Pubescens (Dry Kachri) کچری

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Urdu Name: کچری
English Name: Dry Kachri
Scientific Name: Cucumis pubescens
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Family:  Cucurbita
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Overview

Kachri is a vegetable which is a wild variety of cucumber, which grows on vines. It resembles a melon but is small in size and brownish-yellow in color. Inside they have many seeds and very little flesh. It grows in dry, dessert areas, however it is usually not cultivated as a crop. Fresh kachri is abundantly found in Rajasthan, where it is usually eaten as a vegetable, in pickles, or as a chutney. Kachri however is dried and ground and popularly available everywhere in the world  as a souring agent as well as a meat tenderizer.

Benefits

Nutrient Content:

Kachri, being a type of wild melon, may contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These nutrients contribute to overall health and well-being.
Digestive Health:

Some cucumbers, including kachri, are valued for their potential digestive benefits. The fiber content in cucumbers may contribute to digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements.
Hydration:

Cucumbers, in general, have a high water content, which can contribute to hydration. Staying hydrated is essential for various bodily functions.
Low in Calories:

Cucumbers are generally low in calories, making them a healthy and refreshing snack option for those looking to manage their calorie intake.
Potential Antioxidant Properties:

Cucumbers, including kachri, may contain antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals in the body. Antioxidants play a role in reducing oxidative stress.
Cooling Properties:

In traditional medicine and culinary practices, cucumbers are often considered cooling. They may provide a refreshing and cooling effect, making them popular in hot climates.
Weight Management:

Due to their low calorie and high water content, cucumbers, including kachri, can be a good addition to a balanced diet, supporting weight management.

Uses

Flavoring Agent:

Dried kachri is often used as a flavoring agent in various dishes. It provides a distinctive tangy and slightly bitter taste to the food.
Pickles:

Dried kachri is a popular ingredient in making pickles. It is added to the pickle mix to impart its unique flavor and act as a souring agent.
Chutneys:

Kachri is used in the preparation of chutneys, where it adds a tangy element to the condiment. These chutneys can be served with snacks or as a side dish.
Curries and Gravies:

Dried kachri is sometimes added to curries and gravies to enhance the overall flavor. It contributes a souring element to the dish.
Spice Blends:

Ground kachri can be used in spice blends to add a tangy flavor. These blends may be used to season various dishes.
Marinades:

Dried kachri can be included in marinades for meats and vegetables. It not only imparts flavor but also contributes a unique tanginess to the marinated items.
Souring Agent:

Kachri is valued as a natural souring agent in cooking, similar to tamarind or dried raw mango. It helps balance flavors in dishes.
Stews and Lentil Dishes:

Dried kachri is sometimes added to stews, lentil dishes, and soups to provide a tangy kick. It complements the other flavors in these preparations.

 

 

 

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Whole (ثابت), Grounded (کٹی ہوئی), Powder (پسا ہوا)

Weight

50 Grams, 100 Grams, 250 Grams, 500 Grams, 1000 Grams

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