Kudrum Ki Chatni

Kudrum or Ambadi for Kudrum Ki Chatni

Kudrum or ambadi for kudrum ki chatni

What is Kudrum ki Chatni? A Jharkhandi Delicacy

Kudrum or Ambadi is mostly found in my tribal state of Jharkhand in India. This is a summer exotic vegetable that you can make a tasty tangy kudrum ki chutney out of using mustard oil.

Hibiscus sabdariffa, often known as Roselle or Kudrum in Jharkhand native tongue, is a Malvaceae family shrub. It is a raw fibre plant that also grows in many parts of the world.

It is generally called to as sour tea in Iran. In English-speaking regions, Roselle is also referred to as Red Sorrel.

Where is Kudrum grown? Where did Roselle originate from?

Originally from Africa and Caribbean countries such as Senegal, West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago, it is now widely grown throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly in India and Southeast Asia.

How is Kudrum Used? What are the uses of Roselle?

This plant is well-known for its many meaty calyces.

  1. Fresh red roselle calyces are used to create roselle juice, also known as flor de jamaica, a delicious beverage with a vibrant crimson hue.
  2. Some individuals also add roselle leaves to salads. When roselle leaves are used in salads, they give a flavour that is similar to spicy spinach with a sour fruitiness. These leaves always offer a unique flavour to dishes.
  3. Dried calyces and dried flowers are also employed as vital ingredients in a variety of recipes.

How to make Kudurm ki Chatni? A Jharkhandi Delicacy

In Bihar and Jharkhand, the bright red petals of the kudrum fruit are used to make sweet and sour chutney.

To make this Chantni, you need to peel the Kudrum petals and separate them from the green seed within. The Kudrum seeds are not edible, only petals need to be used for the chatni.

Peel the Kudrum petals and discard the seeds. Wash the petals properly and then grate little Jaggery according to the kudrum.

Next, take some mint leaves, a few garlic cloves, and a few green chills & grind them to a thick paste and then add a hint of roasted cumin powder.

Finally, add mustard oil and season with salt and Kudrum Ki Chatni is ready.

What are the health benefits of Kudrum? Benefits of Roselle

  1. Rich in vitamin C – Roselle flower calyces are high in Vitamin C and aids in the production of collagen, wound healing, and, of course, the maintenance of strong bones and teeth.
  2. Regulates blood sugar levels – Several studies have shown that the roselle plant can help decrease blood pressure in both systolic and diastolic patients.
  3. Packed with antioxidants – The roselle plant is high in antioxidants, which are molecules that help combat free radicals (compounds in our bodies that damage our cells).
  4. Aids Digestion – The seed capsule from the Roselle fruit has diuretic and tonic effects. It promotes urine and bowel motions (owing to its diuretic qualities), cures constipation, and protects against colorectal cancer.

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