Rajasthani Cuisine: Try Traditional Recipes Of Ker-Sangri At Home


Ker-Sangri from Rajasthani cuisine is one of the must-try dishes. If you want to try this sweet and spicy sabzi at home, follow this easy to make recipe.

Written By Jiya Chulet | Mumbai | Updated On:
Rajasthani Cuisine

Ker-Sangri from Rajasthani cuisine is a mouth-watering dish made with spices. The small ker and 2 to 3-inch-long sangri are grown in the local areas of Rajasthan. People from Rajasthan prepare it fresh during the season and preserve it for the off-season. During the off-season, the individuals prefer to soak it in water or buttermilk for a while before cooking it. It is usually unavailable in metropolitan and urban cities, but might be available at some big general stores. It is often served along with phulkas, kadhi or steamed rice. To add the sweetness to this tangy sabzi, you can add either jaggery or raisin. Read the recipe of Ker Sangri below to give it a try at home:

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Cuisine: Rajasthan 
Course: Lunch/ Dinner
Cooking Time: 55 minutes
Serving: 4 People

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Sangri – 3/4th Cup
Ker – 2 Tablespoon
Dry Red Chillies – 2 (broken into pieces)
Carom Seeds – ½ Teaspoon
Asafoetida – ¼ Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder – ½ Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder – 1-1/2 Tablespoon
Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) – 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder – 2 Tablespoon
Raisins – ¼ Cup
Cooking oil to cook and coriander leaves for garnishing

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Method and Steps 

Soak ker and sangri in water for at least eight hours before beginning cooking. After eight-hours, drain the water and rinse it twice or thrice to remove the dust and dirt. Place the rinsed ker-sangri in a pressure cooker and add one cup of water to it. Close the lid and let it cook. After 3 to 4 whistles, turn off the heat. Once the pressure cooker releases all the steam naturally, open the lid and mix well all the spices. 

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Now, heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add ajwain, and broken red chillies in the pan. Let it roast for a while. After roasting it, add cooked raisins, the turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, coriander powder, amchur powder and ker-sangri. Stir and mix all the ingredients firmly. Cook and stir it for 5 or more than 5 minutes until it is fried properly. Your ker-sangri is prepared, take it out in a bowl and serve it by garnishing a spoon of ghee on it.


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