Mar 17, 2013

Sol Kadi --- Kokum Kadi

Before  I talk to Archana I thought Goan cuisine had Lot's of  non-veg recipes and very less vegetarian recipes. When I googled for Goan vegetarian recipes, I saw many vegetarian recipes in Goan Hindu cuisine. Then I dig in to  Archana's blog and find some delicious vegetarian recipes. Before influenced by Portuguese cuisine, Goan cuisine is consist of regional foods. Like Kerala cuisine and Konkani cuisine Goan s use a lot of seafood, fresh coconut and local spices. Kokum is one of the main ingredient in Goan Hindu cuisine.
                                                   For  this week theme I took Goan cuisine as my theme. So I wanted to post three very traditional recipes under this theme. My first recipe is Sol Kadi, Sol Kadi is a refreshing Goan drink made with fresh coconut and kokum. This drink is very much part of meals in most Goan homes. When you make this with thick coconut milk, which goes very well with plain rice or pulao. But most of the people like to have this as a drink. This contains Sol (Kokum) which is very good for health. This fruit is in green color in the starting, when it is ripen it turns in to nice red color. The red color fruit is often halved and dried, when it is dried the fruit turns in to dark purple to black color. When you soak this wonderful fruit rinds in water the water changes  in to beautiful light pink color. Kokum is known as Sol or Aamsul which is very good for digestion and it cools the body during summers. So lets check this traditional Sol Kadi from Goa.
Recipe source from  Archana

sol kadi

I got this Kokum pices from Pradnya. Thank you somuch for the Kokum Pradnya and Thanks for the recipe Archana.
INGREDIENTS:--
Grated coconut   --- 1 from one full coconut
Green chillies   ----   3 you can adjust according to your taste
Pepper corns  ---  4 corns
Garlic  --- 3 cloves
Sol (dry kokum)  --- 5 pieces if you like the strong flavor you can add 6 pieces also.
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves  --- 1 tab sp chopped
                                                   
METHOD:--
1. Grind grated coconut, pepper corns, green chillies, garlic cloves with 1 cup water in to a fine paste.
2. Strain this coconut paste trough a fine strainer, press with a spoon and squeeze all the milk, Repeat this process for two more times with little water to make the consistency thin.
Remember  that first coconut milk will be thick like cream so take second and third milk also to make the Kadi little thin.
If you are serving thia as a drink then make it thin. Or you like to serve this  with rice or Biriyani then keep this Kadi little thick.
3. Drop Sola (kokum) in to this coconut milk and let it sit for half an hour.
4. After half an hour sprinkle salt to taste, chopped coriander leaves mix well and serve as a drink or as a side dish with rice or pulao.
If you want to serve this delicious Kadi with rice then give a seasoning (tadka)
For seasoning heat a tab sp oil in a pan add 1/4 tea sp mustard seeds let then crackle then add broken dry red chillies, 1/2 tea sp cumin seeds and a spring of curry leaves and add this tadka to Kadi, mix well and serve wit rice or pulao.
This is my first post Under the theme of GOAN CUISINE in Blogging Marathon 26th edition check the other BM members post s here

28 comments:

Suma Gandlur said...

I have come across the recipe many times but never paid attention until now, I guess. I was thinking this was kadhi. lol
Kadi looks very refreshing.

Priya Suresh said...

Kokumkadi looks very refreshing and highly inviting..Unfortunately i dont get those kokums here.Beautiful presentation.

Srivalli said...

I like the name and love your picture Padma, it's come out so well..

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Yummy ! Looks great
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Wow kadhi with coconut milk sounds very tempting..

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful deliciously done

Priya Yallapantula said...

what a great presentation, I love your pots :) I would love this healthy dish for my event @ my blog. Please do send it.

Chef Mireille said...

I have read so much about kokum - intrigued to try!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Kokumkadi is a new dish to me.. love the pictures.... has come out so beautiful..
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Soma Pradhan said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. Do u know how many glasses it is going to make.

PriyaVaasu said...

Pictures are very inviting. I do get kokum here, bookmarking to try!!!

prathibha Garre said...

Love this refreshign drink..looks nice n perfect

cookcookandcook said...

A very different form of Kadhi.. I have always made the Pujabi Kadhi only.. Maybe will try this one out now..

Kalyani said...

I have never used Kokum in cooking .. but ur recipe is inviting Padma.. yummy clicks... !

sushma said...

Perfect click....Kadi looks yum

Saras said...

One of my friend gave me kokum and never tried anything with it..This looks so good and interesting..must try recipe..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Very beautiful clicks! This theme is really introducing us to lot of Goan recipes :)

Manju said...

First time hearing this komkum, nice presentation.

vaishali sabnani said...

Lovely clicks and a super inviting drink!Book marked!!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Kokumkadi looks so refreshing and tempting...beautiful presentation...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Awesome drink. Looks very refreshing. Loved the presentation...

Padmajha PJ said...

Nice clicks Padma.And I too got some recipes from Archana's blog.Bookmarked this one too .Have to try it later.

Pavani said...

Sounds very appetizing and the clicks are wonderful.

Nisha Sundar said...

It looks so refreshing.. Beautiful Presentation.

veena krishnakumar said...

Lovely picture Padma...Looks inviting...never used kokum though...a must try!

Rajani S said...

I tried the futi kadhi version of this from Archana's space and liked it a lot. Yet to try the coconut milk version. Nice clicks and beautiful presentation!

Sona - Quick Picks said...

Something very new to me . sure it tastes yumm.nice clicks too.

Archana Potdar said...

Looks awesome Padma love your pictures. Thanks for the mention.