Dried Capparis Decidua/ Capers/ Kair/ Ker/ Dessert Berries
Ker is a green berry like fruit of a thorny bush(capparis decidua) found in the arid parts of Rajasthan. It is very sour, and is commonly available during the months of April and May. Common names include Ghaf (United Arab Emirates), khejri, jant/janti, sangri (Rajasthan), jand (Punjabi), kandi (Sind), Vanni (Tamil), sami, sumri (Gujarat).
Ker acts as a cooling anthelmintic; tonic, cures leprosy, dysentery, bronchitis, asthma, leucoderma, piles and tremors of the muscles.
It is two main ingredients of Pachkuta - a Rajasthani vegetable mix.