Sol Kadi (Kadhi) or Kokum Kadi is a very healthy and delicious post meal drink. Extremely popular in Goa and the Konkan region of India, it is made from coconut milk and kokum, also known as Aamsol. Most of the Malvani Restaurants in Mumbai as well as in other cities serve Sol Kadi as part of their Thali and separately as well.
Sol Kadi has many health benefits and is often had after meals for its digestive properties. Goans and Konkans are very fond of eating and this drink acts as a digestive and a cooler post that sumptuous meal.
There are a couple of ways the way Kokum is added to the drink. Few people soak it in water for sometime while some boil the Kokum before squeezing it in the coconut milk. We know of people who also add buttermilk to the Sol Kadi make it more tasty and healthy.
You can prepare the coconut milk at home or can get it from a store. We would highly recommend homemade coconut milk for its freshness and flavor. You can also add Tadka to the Kadi if you wish to have it with rice (Kadi Rice). The tadka would be a Jeera and Dried Red Chilli Tadka.
Lets see how to make this mouth watering digestive kadi or kadhi.
Sol Kadi | Kokum Kadi | Sol Kadhi
A digestive drink had after meals
- 1 Coconut Grated
- 4 Cups Water
- 10-12 Dried Kokum Skins
- 4-5 Green Chillies (2-3 if Big Ones)
- 4-5 Garlic Pods
- 1 Inch Ginger
- Salt (As per taste)
- Chopped Coriander (For Garnish)
For Tadka – Optional
- 2-3 Dried Red Chillies
- 2 Teaspoon Cooking Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
In a saucepan, add the Dried Kokum Skins and water. Bring to a boil and keep aside to cool.
In a mixer grinder, add the grated coconut, green chillies, garlic, ginger and the pre cooked kokum. Add 2 Cups of water and grind well.
Strain the mixture using a strainer.
Add the residue back into the mixture, add a glass of water and grind again. Strain it again using a strainer.
Add salt as per taste. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve Chilled after Meals.
If you wish to have it with Rice – Optional
You may want to add a tadka of Oil, Dried Red Chillies & Cumin Seeds to the Sol Kadi prepared above without chilling it.