Chironji is an evergreen tree. After the hard shell is cracked, the stubby seed within is as soft as a pine nut and known as Charoli.
They taste just like almonds and are usually added to kheers, payasams and kulfis and are commonly used in sweets in India. However, they are also ground into powders for thickening savory sauces and flavoring batters, and stewed into rich, meaty kormas.
Produce of India.