Sol kadi is a drink made from Kokum and coconut milk. Sol kadi cools acts as a cooling agent, specially during hot summer months. This is a famous drink from Maharashtra’s Konkan region.
10-15 wet Kokum pods
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Green Chilli
2 Garlic cloves
2 tablespoon Coriander
1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
Salt to taste
A few Mint leaves, for garnish
First, wash, clean and soak we kokum pods in 1/2 cup warm water for 30 to 45 minutes.
Squeeze the pods to extract the juices, drain the pods and retain the warm water with the extract in it.
In a mortar and pestle, smash together the green chili, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, coriander leaves and salt. Crush them roughly till they come together.
Add the coconut milk, kokum concentrate, crushed garlic and chilli spice paste and stir well to combine. Taste it and adjust seasoning as required
Garnish the Solkadi with mint leaves or chopped coriander and place in the fridge.
To make kokum granita : In a bowl add 2 to 3 spoons of Kokum concentrate which earlier extracted Dilute it with 1+1/2 cups of water
Add salt, sugar, and cumin powder Now transfer this to a metal/steel container
Place this in freezer for few hours Once it's set fully, scrape it every hour with fork and place it back Repeat this twice Kokum granita is ready
You can make ice cubes also with this Kokum liquid Serve chilled Sol kadi topped with kokum granita / kokum ice cubes
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