Thursday, 23 July 2015

Solkadhi - Konkan Drink

Solkadhi..their is story behind this drink, i was coming home with my family from somewhere and my brother in law ordered this drink at one Vada pav centre and i liked it so much that i explored it on youtube and finally made it at home. Its a mixture of coconut milk and kokam water. Kokam is type of spice used for enhancing sourness in food like v use tamarind/imli. Kokam is blackish red in color.
Kokam is used for making curries and sherbet too. Lets collect all the ingredients now..


9-10 kokam leaves (available at grocery store)
2 cups freshly grated coconut
Salt to taste
2 green chillies (use spicy chillies)
2 tbsp ginger grated form
Few coriander leaves for garnishing(optional)
Water as required.

Method: Soak kokam leaves in 1 cup warm water for 2- 3 hrs, sieve it and extract all juice from kokam leaves,water will look like blackish red in color.

Now grate coconut in mixer grinder by adding small amount of water and add salt ,green chilies,ginger in it. Grind it for 2-3 mins till all coconut milk is extracted from grated coconut.Sieve the coconut milk from strainer and keep it aside.

Now mix the kokam water and coconut milk together and taste it, add more water and salt according to your taste. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and keep it in fridge for 2- 3 hrs before serving.

It is served cold as drink and to be consumed on same day or other option is to keep kokam water and coconut milk separately in fridge and mix it when you want to drink it.

Its is tempered with mustard seeds and asafoetida (hing) and served as curry with steamed rice too.

Health benefits it helps in aiding digestion of food.

And, you can use store brought coconut milk tetra pack too for it.

Enjoy it and do let me know ur comments on same in comment section :)

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