Ker Sangri

Tarla Dalal
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
12 ingredients
4. servings
One of the great dishes of Rajasthani cuisine. This simple piquant and tangy vegetable preparation does not really reflect the richness of its colorful school of cooking. Because ker and sangri are not exotic vegetables, but are wild berries (or beans) that grow independently and abundantly in the vast desert areas especially in Western Rajasthan- Jaisalmer and Barmer. The story goes that ker and sangri were discovered ages ago by Rajasthani villagers during the time of a great famine when all other natural vegetation, which was scarce anyways, had died and withered away. But ker (small, radish-like pods) and sangri (longish beans) flourished unconcernedly in the punishing sun. Intrigued by the appearance of these berries and delighted by their availability, the villagers took them home. There was no water for cooking because of the famine so the villagers dried the berries and cooked them in vegetable oil along with chillies and other spices. Voila! They had something wonderful to eat with their bajra (millet) rotis. Today, of course we cook them in water or buttermilk. Incredibly, ker sangri continues to be prepared in this simple manner and is one of the mainstays of the Marwari kitchen and a "must have" recipe on wedding menus even today. Ker and sangri are available in the dried form and can be stored for a year at least. The smaller berries of ker are supposed to full of flavour and are therefore more expensive.

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Serving Size (18.38 g)
Servings 4.
Amount per Serving
Calories 108.02 Calories from Fat 102.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.4g 70.15%
Saturated Fat 1.34g 26.71%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 82.27mg 13.71%
Total Carbohydrate 2.07g 2.76%
Dietary Fiber 0.82 g 13.11%
Sugars 0.9 g %
Protein 0.36g 2.9%
Vitamin A 766.72IU% Vitamin C 0.71mg%
Calcium 8.95mg% Iron 0.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
turmeric powder, dried mango, dry, whole, asafoetida


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