Capparis Decidua

Capparis Decidua

 Sangri pods grow on the khejri tree, which is a thorny evergreen that grows to around 5 meters in height. The slender pods are green when unripe, and turn a chocolate brown upon maturing. Each pod measures from 8 centimeters to 25 centimeters in length. The pods contain as many as 25 oval-shaped seeds embedded in a sweet, dry, yellow pulp. Sangri pods offer an earthy, nutty flavor that has spice-like notes of cinnamon and mocha.
The tree is thorny and bears fruit year-round even during times of drought. Sangri bean is a narrow pod, green colour when unripe and turn into a rich brown on ripening.
Advantages Of Ker Sangri:-Sangri beans are abundant in protein, fiber and minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron.They also contain a compound called saponins, which boost immunity in the body.If such ethnic stuff is not quite up your alley, here's a word of caution: the classic preparation of sangri subzi requires a lot of oil and whole red chillies, which can be a dampener for weight watchers and dyspeptics.
 

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  •  1.Sangri bean is also found in the desert regions of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Africa. It is highly valued in these dry, desert regions and is called ' Desert bean'.
    2.Sangri is a must in a Rajasthani household on the occasion of sitla ashtami (about one week after the holi festival), when no food is cooked in the house. Sangri is cooked at night and eaten with relish the next day.
    3.The real value of sangri, though, is that it has been the Thar desert's survival food for millennia.Khejari is found widely across the Thar. 
    4.Sangri is plucked, dried and stored for use round the year. It can be eaten for several days after it has been cooked -- without refrigeration.
    5.These qualities have made sangri the mainstay during drought, when little else is available.
    6.Rates of sangri in major metros depend on the locality and the clientele -- the wealthy Marwaris have been known to pay obscene rates.