Kokum sharbat or kokum juice is a popular Goan summer coolant drink which is perfect to sip on warm summer days as it is very refreshing.
Soak the dry kokum in 4 cups of water for 1-2 hours.
Mash it nicely and strain the water.
Add the leftover Kokum in a pan along with sugar, roasted cumin powder, cardamom powder, black salt and regular salt.
Cook on low heat for 6-8 minutes until sugar melts.
Add the Kokum water in the pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
Cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool.
Strain the mixture and store in a glass bottle in refrigerator.
To make the sherbet, pour 3 tbsp of kokum concentrate and top up with chilled water.
Add a few ice cubes in the glass.
The bottle you are using to store the concentrate must be clean and dry.