Kokum Saaru – Version -3

                 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 . 
Ingredients :-
  • 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 )

Method :-

  1. Take water in a bowl. Soak  the kokums in it  for at least an hour .
  2. Add chopped green chillies and coriander leaves, salt and jaggery.
  3. Make a tempering of oil, mustard, when they splutter add hing and curry leaves.
  4. lastly add  freshly burnt wood pieces in the tempering, Burn the wood piece as shown in the pic below .
  5. 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 !.

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