Kachri Khatti Meethi ( kachri sweet n sour)Kachri is a very tiny fruit from the melon family n looks like a tiny watermelon. It is also used as a meat tenderiser.
Widely used in Rajasthan in a variety of dishes. It is tangy n gives a different n very nice flavour .
250 GMs kachris peeled
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fennel ( saunf)
1/4 tsp nigella seeds
1 tsp coriander pwd
Red chilli pwd as per taste
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp heeng
1 tsp ghee or less/ oil
Soak the red chilli pwd, turmeric n coriander pwd in 1/4 cup of water
After peeling the kachris. Taste each one this is mandatory because some of them can be quite bitter n spoil the taste of the entire dish.
Cut into roundels. Heat a wok. Add the ghee
Add the cumin , heeng n saunf. As they start turning brown add the nigella seeds. Add the
Soaked spices n let it boil. Add the cut kachris mix it well add a cup of water n let it come to a boil. Add the salt n lower the flame. Cover n let it simmer. Keep checking
As the kachris start becoming translucent it is cooked. If the gravy is thin give it a few more boils to let it thicken