Ethnic or Historical Significance
Prunes are generally dark purple in color, elliptical, sweet and adherent, with a wrinkly and chewy skin. This dried fruit, known as Alu Bukhara (a.k.a Aloo Bukhara) in Indian cookery, is incorporated in Indian foods for its innumerous health advantages. Prunes are appraised as a seasonal fruit and have been added to conventional Indian cuisine, commonly in curries and purees for several generations. Prunes were dried right beneath the sun for months and thereafter used as a souring agent in curries.