Whole Dry kachari/Dried kacher/Cucumis pubescens/Sane/कचरी

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Whole Dry kachari/Dried kacher/Cucumis pubescens/Sane/कचरी
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Common name:
Wild Melon
senat seed
small gourd
wild musk melon
• Hindi: कचरी kachari, कचरिया kachariya
• Marathi: शिंडे shinde
• Konkani: चिबडिण chibdin
• Assamese: gurmi
• Gujarati: કચરી kachari
Botanical name: Cucumis melo ssp. agrestis
Family: Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin family)


Kachri is a wild variety of cucumbers. Fresh kachri resembles a brown yellow small melon, which grows wildly in the desert areas and is seldom cultivated as a crop. Dried kachri powder, when used in cooking, adds a tangy taste. Since fresh kachri is rarely available outside Rajasthan, the use of kachri powder is popular. It is the real earth food … growing wild, and becoming a protein rich vegetable for people living in the harsh arid areas of Western India, where it is hard to grow conventional vegetables. Kachri powder is used extensively in Rajasthani cuisine.