This is a recipe of GSB’S of North Karnataka. I have already given two kokum saaru recipes earlier . This is an unusual one that includes adding a burnt wood ( usually a coconut shell ) to lend it an unique flavour . Please try this out .
- Fresh or dried kokums( I have used the fresh ones) – 8 pieces.
- Water, 1/2 ltr
- Salt and jaggery(as per your taste , but a must)
- Green chillies ( chopped ) – 3
- Fresh coriander leaves, chopped -1 tbsp.
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds -1 tsp
- Curry leaves – 5
- Hing – a big pinch
- 2 pieces of freshly burnt wood( coconut shells etc )
- Take water in a bowl. Soak the kokums in it for at least an hour .
- Add chopped green chillies and coriander leaves, salt and jaggery.
- Make a tempering of oil, mustard, when they splutter add hing and curry leaves.
- lastly add freshly burnt wood pieces in the tempering, Burn the wood piece as shown in the pic below .
- Pour the tempering into the bowl and close the lid immediately .Keep it covered for some time so that the flavour of the burnt wood gets infused into the saaru !
Serve with rice !.