Recipe 8: Konkani Solkadhi

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Summer is upon us, and nothing is more refreshing than a chilled beverage. Solkadhi is a popular Konkan drink that not only boosts your immunity, but is delicious too. Akshada of SaffronStays 7 Seas, Alibaug shares her secret recipe to a kokum drink that every household can whip up!

Ingredients:

  • 1 grated coconut 
  • 20 gms kokum
  • 2 green chillies 
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 5 gms cumin powder 
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar 
  • Coriander for garnish

Method

  • Soak the kokum in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. 
  • Blend the coconut, green chillies, garlic and kokum and water into a fine paste. Add a cup of warm water to the mix and blend again. 
  • Strain the mixture over a muslin cloth or mesh strainer and collect the juice.
  • Add 1 cup warm water to the moist mixture and blend into a fine paste again.
  • Strain the mixture over a muslin cloth or mesh strainer and collect the juice.
  • Add salt, sugar and cumin powder and refrigerate.
  • Serve chilled with coriander leaves garnish.