Solkadhi is a refreshing drink from Konkan (Maharashtra). It is a perfect summer cooler as well as great digestive drink. You can even have it with steamed rice as a curry and also after meal as a digestive agent. Such a versatile dish, isn't it?
It is made with kokum and coconut milk. If having with rice do give a tempering of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chili, curry leaves and oil to it as it tastes even better.
How To Make Solkadhi?
Coconut - 1
Kokum - 12
Salt - As Per Taste
Green Chili - 2
Ginger - 1/2 Inch
Coriander - 1 tbsp (optional)
Soak the kokum in 1/2 cup of hot water and keep it aside for 1 hour. Now squeeze it very well. Kokum extract is ready. Keep it aside
Grate coconut and transfer it to mixer vessel. Pour 1 cup of water and blend it well. Now strain the coconut milk with a strainer. Put extracted coconut back in the mixer vessel with some water and blend it again. Strain the coconut milk again.
In a mortar and pestle crush green chili and ginger with a pinch of salt.
Now add the kokum extract, 1 cup of water, crushed green chili and ginger to coconut milk and then add salt. Mix well.
Pour it in a glass.
You can garnish it with coriander leaves.
Your Solkadhi is ready to serve.