Solkadhi (Solkadi) or Kokum Curry is a soothing digestive drink popular in Goa and Maharashtra (Konkan Region). It is made from dried kokum fruit and coconut milk. Relish it as a drink or a curry, its flavors are going to pleasantly surprise you every time!
Rinse the dried kokum lightly with water. Soak them in a cup of hot water for 30 minutes. Mash the kokum nicely in the water and squeeze with your palms. Discard the pulp. The color of the solkadhi will depend on the quality of kokum used. It ranges from brownish to dark pinkish.
Add the grated fresh coconut in the medium jar of a blender along with ginger and green chili. Add 1 cup of water and blend to make a smooth paste.
Strain using a soup strainer to get thick coconut milk.
Transfer the leftover coconut pulp back to the grinder. Add another cup of water and grind again for a few seconds. Strain again to get thin coconut milk.
Add thick coconut milk, thin coconut milk and kokum water in a non reactive bowl or jug.
Add salt to taste, chopped coriander leaves, and a cup of water and mix well. Solkadhi is ready. Chill it for a few hours before serving. If you want to serve it right away, add a few ice cubes to the serving glasses.
You can give a tempering to Solkadhi for a change in taste. Use a fine strainer to strain the kokum juice so that their are no particles in the drink.