ISO Sol Kadi (drink) and/or kokum peels
Do any Indian restaurants or markets around serve Sol Kadi, a drink made with coconut milk and kokum (and usually some garlic and cilantro as well)? Or any dishes flavored with Sol Kadi?
Also, is there any source for kokum peels? Is it possible to get fresh (i.e. wet) kokum here, or only dried peels? Of course, my first thought is Shalimar in Cambridge, but I thought I would ask around first!
Sol Kadhi is a wonderful thing, esp after eating fish. And kokum (it's key ingredient) is also excellent for flavoring curries (performs a similar function to tamarind or dried green mango in that it imparts a sourness, though the flavor is very different). The dried peels can be gotten at most large Indian markets. Have yet to find a place in the US that serves sol kadhi (or outside the southwestern coast of India, and esp Maharashtra, for that matter). It is, however, not too hard to make.
Does anyone know places in Boston (or elsewhere in the US) where Konkani food or any other dishes prominently featuring kokum are available?