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Kothambhari Palle Saru

This is an authentic saru recipe prepared in most of the Konkani household . ‘Kothambhari palle’ or ‘pallo’ means coriander  leaves . This saru is very  aromatic which goes well with rice . The recipe was shared to me by my Amma . She had adapted the recipe from Jaya V Shenoy’s recipe book and had modified as per the taste of the family . 






Ingredients :

Coconut – 3 tbsp

Byadgi chillies – 2

Tamarind – marble sized

Coriander leaves – handful

Tomato – 2

Jaggery – marble sized , more or less

Salt – to taste

Cooked tur dal water –  1/2 cup  ,diluted ( optional )

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few sprigs

Oil – 1tsp

Coriander leaves – few , to garnish


  1. Grind coconut , chillies and tamarind to a fine paste with some water .
  2. Add coriander leaves  with the stem and grind further to a fine paste .
  3. Transfer it in a vessel , dilute it adding water and  add dal water .
  4. Adjust the consistency .
  5. Add chopped tomatoes , jaggery , salt to taste and take a boil .
  6. Lower the flame and cook it for sometime .
  7. Season it with mustard seeds and curry leaves .
  8. Garnish it with coriander leaves .
  9. Serve it hot with rice .




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I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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