Kokum Kadhi/ Sol Kadi / Indian Berry Kadhi

Some fruits are exclusively found or consumed in India. Kokum falls in that category. On the western coastal belt this is probably the most used berry. 
It replaces tamarind in practically each and every dish. The most popular form of consuming kokum is the sarbat (juice) or as a kadhi. I had to share this recipe under the cookign with berries theme for BM, to introduce you all to this wonderful dish.

Unlike the regular curd based kadhis, this one is preferred cold. More like gazpacho soup. It is cool and refreshing consumed specially with sea food meal.

With coconut milk and kokum concentrate (agal) eaasily available off the shelf making the kadhi is a breeze.

To enjoy this , serve with hot steamed rice, crispy fried fish or suran/ eggplant crisps. It tastes divine. The consistency of this kadhi is watery.


Ingredients
1/2 cup dried kokum soaked in water
2 cups thick coconut milk
2 cups water
1 tspn garlic paste (very fine)
1 tspn green chilly paste
salt to taste
Coriander for garnishing
Method
1) Usually, I use fresh grated coconut and grind it along with garlic and chillies and then extract the milk from it using as much water as I need.
2) Instead, you can add the water, garlic and green chilli paste to the coconut milk and mix well. Sieve it using a strainer to make it clear
3) Add the strained kokum juice as per taste. The taste is strong and sour, so keep tasting as you go.
4) Add salt and chopped coriander.

Serve with hot steamed rice and a side dish or as a drink after meal.



11 comments:

Jayanthi said...

Another new recipe and I have no clue about the main ingredient and I don't know if I can spot them in the market. Good one Pradnya.

thoushaltcook said...

Interestingly I have never tasted kokum :( Wonder how I missed it. Grrr. well now there is a reason to bring home some.

Priya said...

I searched kokum here,but couldnt find it out, wish i get them here..Coz sol kadhi is in my to do since a long,seriously i want to taste this dish.

Archana Potdar said...

yummy kadhi Pradnya. Priya come to Goa and get your Kokum I wills erve the kadhi too .

Gayathri Kumar said...

Came across kokum after my brother's marriage. My SIL who is a Sindhi used to bring it when ever she returns back from her mom's place. This kadhi looks great but I can never try it as we don't get it here...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Came across kokum after my brother's marriage. My SIL who is a Sindhi used to bring it when ever she returns back from her mom's place. This kadhi looks great but I can never try it as we don't get it here...

Srivalli Jetti said...

Sad I have so much of kokum and not tried anything with it..this sounds good..will bookmark for making..

Chef Mireille said...

this is berry never seen here, this time you introduce me to new ingredients :)

PJ said...

I use kokkum in gujarati dal recipe and somehow missed this one. Will try this for sure...

punit unisense said...

I just love this kadhi...Dal bhat is just incomplete without kadhi!

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Rajani S said...

I have hunted for kokum couple of years back and couldn't get my hands on them. But now these have started appearing in the supermarkets here. Nice kadhi :)

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