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"Sol Kadhi": A Traditional Konkan Drink - Realbharat

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“Sol Kadhi”: A Traditional Konkan Drink

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Sol Kadhi is a traditional Konkan drink used as a digestive and a natural coolant in the summers. Sol Kadhi can be had as a drink as well as a curry.

So, let’s go through the recipe of Sol Kadhi.

Ingredients for sol kadhi

Kokum, dried 12-15 nos

Coconut Milk, 2 cups

Mustard seeds, 1 tsp

Kashmiri Red Chillies, 2-3 nos

Asafoetida, 1/2 tsp

Garlic, 3-4 cloves

Ginger, 1 tsp

Cumin, 1 tsp

Curry leaves, 3-4 leaves

Sugar, 1 tsp

Salt, to taste

Green chillies, 2-3 nos, ground to a fine paste

Ghee, 1 tbsp, for tempering

Coriander Chopped, for garnishing

Method for preparing sol kadhi

  1. Soak the Kokum in hot water for an hour. Squeeze, strain and extract the juice out of the soaked kokum in a bowl.
  2. Add the coconut milk to the kokum extract along with the salt, sugar and the green chillies paste and mix well.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mustard seeds to the ghee, as soon as the seeds crackle add the curry leaves, kashmiri red chillies and cumin to the ghee. Now add the ginger, garlic to the tempering along with the asafoetida in the last. Temper the spices till they leave their aroma.
  4. Add the tempered spices to the coconut milk and kokum mixture stirring nicely to avoid any chances of curdling.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Your Sol Kadhi is ready.

Words of Wisdom

  1. You can use the ready made as well as the home made coconut milk, by grinding grated coconut in a blender with a little water and straining the same. Repeat the same process for with the extracted grated coconut to extract the thinner coconut milk and use both.
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