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Kachnar Buds Raita

Kachnar Kali Kaa Raita

Abha Gupta

Kachnar tree, Bauhinia Variegate is also known as orchid tree or butterfly tree, because its flowers look like orchids or butterflies. In India, its buds are considered a delicacy. They are available for a short season only, during March-April, and are difficult and expensive to buy. They make delicious raita or bhaji stir-fry or Kachnar Buds Stuffed Paratha. Serve 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kachnar buds

  • 2 cups natural, thick yoghurt (dahi)

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tsp. dry roasted cumin seeds, coarsely ground

  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Boil the buds in water for 5-6 minutes, drain water out and allow the buds to cool. Gently press remaining water out. Keep aside.

  2. Mix other ingredients to yoghurt, beat gently and then add cooled buds. Fold in gently.

  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. You can decorate it with 1-2 Kachnar flowers, if you have any available.

  4. Serve chilled.

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