So, when I got some Kokum on my hands, this was the first recipe that I had to try. And it turned out to be delicious even though I have not followed the authentic recipe. Read on for the recipe -
Preparation Time - 20 mins
- 8 Kokum pods
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 1 green chili
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 pinch cumin
- salt to taste
- a sprig of coriander for the garnishing
Preparation - Soak the Kokum in 2 cups of hot water for half an hour. Rub them and squeeze out the juice.
Similarly add some warm water to the grated coconut and give it a buzz in a blender jar. Strain to extract the coconut milk. Repeat 1-2 times.
Grind the cumin seeds, green chili and garlic cloves into a coarse paste. Add to a blender jar containing the coconut milk and kokum juice. Blend for 1 minute to bring the flavors together.
Strain and pour into glasses or small cups. Garnish with some chopped cilantro . Serve.
Note - The drink tends to settle down if left standing for a while. So, give it a stir/shake just before serving.