Solkadhi means Kokum Curry/ Kokum Kadhi , is very refreshing and tasty drink, a specialty of Konkan region in Maharashtra. This Kokum Kadhi or Sol Kadhi is made up from Kokum fruit and Coconut , and these are largely produced in Konkan region.
I have great memories of Pawas, Ratnagiri. It is a very famous place for ‘Swami Swaroopananda Ashram‘ and I have been there a lot of times. Whenever I go there , I drink lots of Kokum Sarbat or Solkadhi. So from so many days, I was thinking of making Solkadhi and brought lots of Kokum from Ratnagiri. They have very nice aroma and in dark red color.
I made Solkadhi from Kokum fruit, coconut milk and flavored with green chili and garlic. It is very soothing drink after a spicy lunch or dinner. It has all goodness of coconut and kokum. It helps in improving digestion and cools the body during summers.I have kokum agal means kokum concentrate , which we can use to make this Solkadhi. If you have coconut milk and kokum agal ready at home, then this drink can be made at 5 minutes.
Solkadhi | Kokum Curry
Solkadhi is very nice ,refreshing Konkani drink made from Kokum fruit and Coconut milk.
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10-15 Kokum/Aamsul 1 cup fresh Coconut pieces 1 Green Chili 1 or 2 Garlic Cloves 2 tbsp coriander 1/2 tsp. Cumin Powder Salt to taste few mint leaves, for garnish
Preparation 1. Soak Kokum into 1/2 cup Hot water for 30 to 45 minutes. Squeeze and strain them. 2.Take green chili, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, coriander leaves and Salt and crush them in a traditional mortar and pestle. 3.Mix fresh coconut with enough water in a mixer. Then, strain this water with fine cloth or very fine strainer. And collect coconut milk in a bowl. 4.In a bowl, add Coconut milk, Kokum water, crushed garlic and Chili paste. Add little salt if needed. Mix nicely.
Solkadhi is generally served cold. You can put tempering of oil and cumin seeds over it and it taste very nice.
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