Monday, September 12, 2011

Sol Kadhi - Refreshing drink

How to make Sol Kadhi - Refreshing drink

After a tired day there is nothing like having Sol kadhi. The drink takes it name from konkan that's coastal Maharashtra and Goa. Sol is nothing but sour kokum halves. Kadhi is made out of coconut milk. People who don't know what Kokum fruits is here is a little intro - This is a seeded fruit grown in summer. An average tree would bear hundreds of kokum fruits during its season. As it ripes its color changes to purple from green. It is consumed as a fruit too with some salt.. blissful .. ..well the flesh of this fruit is dried in the sun to make kokum which has shelf life of years. Also kokum helps in digestive process They are preserved using salt. Sol Kadhi a must try recipe ..

Here is what we need -

  • 8 to 9 kokum halves (this will make 2 glasses of this drink)
  • 2 cup coconut milk (store bought)
  • 1 spoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili
  • 1/2 spoon sugar
  • cilantro
  • 1/4 spoon ghee
  • pinch of cumin powder
  • salt per taste

Whats Next -

Soak kokum in hot water for about an hour. after an hour crush kokum in the water to take out its extract. crush in green chili in the same water using spoon. strain the kokum skin and chili seeds. 

In a bowl take coconut milk. Add cumin powder, sugar, salt. Add kokum water little by little by checking on the sourness.

Make a seasoning of cumin seeds in the ghee and add to it. Chop cilantro and add. I like to use mint leaf instead of cilantro for its flavor.

Drink it chilled .. Just Divine ..

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