Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sol kadi/kokum kadi

Kokum/birinda/sol is a fruit widley available fruit in konkan region,Goa and some parts of Karnataka. This red coloured fruit is believed to be very useful in summer because of it cooling effect on the body. The drink prepared with this fruit is very refreshing it not only quenches your thirst,but also helps to prevents dehydration and sunstroke due to heat.
                           We konkani's use this for preparing juices,kadis and use it for curries instead of tamarind especially for fish curries.Today i am going to tell about this sol kadi which is one konkani speciality .Our lunch is incomplete without this sol kadi specially in summer.You can buy dried rind or readily available syrup for making this kadi.

Dried kokum rind-10
Coconut grated-2cups
Green chillies-4-5
Fresh coriander leaves-1tbsp
Garlic-4-5 pods
Salt to taste.

  • Soak kokum in a cup of warm water for 30mins,to soften and to release the juice.After 30 mins when the water turns to dark pink color squeeze the kokum rinds and strain the juice and keep aside.
  • Grind coconut along with all the ingredients except kokum to smooth paste adding 2cups of water.
  • Now mix the kokum juice to cocunut paste,mix it well and then  strain the juice.
  • Now you will get nice thick kadi .Add again 4 cups of water and salt to taste.
  • For enhance the taste  of this kadi serve chilled.


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