Spondias mombin, also known as yellow mombin or hog plum is a species a tree and flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to the tropical Americas, including the West Indies. The tree was introduced by the Portuguese in South Asia in the beginning of the 17th century. It has been naturalized in parts of Africa, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, The Bahamas, Indonesia, and other Caribbean islands. It is rarely cultivated except in parts of the Brazilian Northeast. The mature fruit has a leathery skin and a thin layer of pulp. The seed has an oil content of 31.5%.
In traditional medicine, Spondias mombin has had a variety of uses. The fruit has been used as a diuretic and febrifuge. The bark is astringent and used as an emetic and for diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, gonorrhoea, and leukorrhea. The flowers and leaves are used to make a tea for stomach ache, biliousness, urethritis, cystitis, and inflammation.
If you have lived in Delhi that you cannot Deny that Chhole Bhature is THE National Dish of our capital. The city of full of maestros who have perfected the art of making C-BATs (that’s what North Campus college kids call it) over the generations.
The thing with these legends is – their Chhole or Chane along with Bhature remain the same throughout the year – however, what changes are the pickles that are served with it. And this one is inspired by such maestros, something only served by the finest of the legends along with Chhole Bhature – this one is a must-try – both for the taste as well as texture.
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