Sol Kadhi is a simple digestive drink recipe from Konkan/ Goan cuisine. It is an appetising and digestive drink made from Kokum and coconut milk. Kokum is a dried fruit found mostly in Goa and Maharashtra. Kokum contains a lot many healing properties and hence is also called Soul Kadhi.

RECIPE :

Ingredients

• 10 to 12 kokum petals ( depending on the sourness of kokum)

• 1/2 fresh grated coconut(approximately 1cup)

3/4th cup water OR (as required)

• 4 green chillies (adjust as per spice required)

• 4 to 5 garlic pods

• 1/8 tsp asafoetida

• Salt to taste

• Coriander leaves to garnish.

METHOD

• Soak the kokum in 1/4 cup very hot water and keep aside. Let it cool completely. This will give the perfect deep pink colour to the kokum water.

• In the meantime grind grated coconut , garlic, chillies adding a little water. Pass it through a strainer and extract the coconut milk. Repeat the same procedure twice. Add this coconut milk to the cooled kokum water.

• The kokum water should be at room temp. (If you add coconut milk to hot kokum water it wil split). Adjust the coconut milk to the desired thickness of the kadhi.

• Add salt and asafoetida and stir well. Garnish with coriander leaves. Remove the kokum pieces after a while if not it’ll become very sour if kept for long.

TIP:

• Kokum when kept at room temperature tends to lose colour over a period of time. Store fresh kokum in an air tight freezer safe container in the deep freeze. The colour of kokum will stay intact.

• The consistency of kokum kadhi depends on individual choice, though personally I feel it should neither be too thick nor watery to enjoy maximum flavours.