Gondh Katira is used in manufacturing foodstuffs like food dressings, processed cheese, and salad coverings as well as in various puddings. Not only does it lend a great taste to various dishes, but also gives a cooling effect.
The major difference between Gondh and Gondh Katira is that when soaked, Gondh dissolves in the water completely. While Gondh Katira absorbs all the water and forms a transparent gel that looks like crushed ice. Gondh is warm in nature and has warming qualities. Whereas Gondh Katira has cooling properties.