Kachri which grows wildly in the desert areas and is seldom cultivated as a crop. Dried kachri powder, when used in cooking, adds a tangy taste. It is the real earth food, growing wild, and becoming a protein rich vegetable for people living in the harsh arid areas of Western India. Kachri powder is used extensively in Rajasthani cuisine. Kachri chutney is popular in Marwari cuisine, more as a substitute for amchur powder. It has a triple benefit of being a coolant, tonic & stimulant.
Crushed kachri powder should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place. Whole dried kachri will keep almost indefinitely, while kachri powder will stay fresh for about three months.
Regular use of kachri Powder may help to cure minor skin diseases like boils, bed sores, lice, manifestation, prickly heat, itching, earache, etc.