Friday, September 13, 2013

Kokum Kadhi

Seriously i came to know about kokum only after blogging, Kokum yields a peculiar flavour and blackish red colour. It is a preferred substitute for tamarind in curries and other dishes from the Konkan region. It is also used in cuisine from Gujarat, where it is frequently used to add flavor and tartness to dal for flavor balance. I checked twice when i went to India for this kokum in stores there,but unfortunately i couldnt able to get them. Trust me, i was eagerly waiting to taste the famous dish solkadhi or Kokum kadhi,a popular dish in Konkan region prepared with this kokum.

Solkadhi or Kokum Kadhi is a type of curry usually can have with rice or sometimes they can be drunk after meals. Its well known for its digestive properties.Kokum kadhi is simply made with coconut milk and kokum which is spiced with simple ingredients. Do you know from where i bought this kokums, i picked them in London when i went for the blogger's meet there. I was so excited to see some packets of dried kokums there and i immediately grabbed a packet. I tried this kokum kadhi few days back at home and for my surprise my H and kids loved this kadhi with rice while i had it like a juice.Since this kokum kadhi goes under the theme Regional foods with 'K', am posting this dish today for this week's blogging marathon as we are running a long blogging marathon for this whole month with alphabets and themes.


15nos Dried kokum (soaked for 30minutes in 1 cup of warm water)
1bowl Thick coconut milk
1tbsp Oil
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
1tsp Green chilli (chopped)
1tsp Garlic chopped
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
Chopped coriander leaves
Salt
1tsp Sugar

Heat oil, add the cumin seeds, fry until they turns brown.

Add now the chopped ginger, chopped garlic,chopped green chilly, fry for few minutes.

Add the sugar and salt, meanwhile strain the soaked water from the kokum.

Add this kokum water to the tempered spices, bring it to boil.

Finally add the coconut milk, bring it to boil.

Put off the flame immediately or else the coconut milk will split.

Serve warm with chopped coriander leaves.



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38 comments:

  1. Kokum Kadhi looks yummy.
    Kokum is always mistaken as gambooge.
    I have seen Laxmi brand kokum in Indian stores here.

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  2. I love kokum too always order kokum lassi when I go to restaurant never made kadi with it though will def try it out. I love the color it's very inviting to eyes.

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  3. wow.. looks nice.. thxs for sharing..

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  4. Kokum is new to me.. Never heard it before.. You are introducing lot of recipes..Thanks akka..

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  5. Lovely looking kokum kadhi. I made it a while back and remember loving it.

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  6. new to me...BTW Hw u manage home,kids,cooking??Surprising di..Y dont u manage a one more blog abt managing every thing vth ur ideas.Its very help ful every one di..Love u ;)

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  7. My favourite dish. Great with khichdi or spicy pulao. But I can just slurp it up plain. Thanks for reminding me of solkadhi.

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  8. Wat is Kokum akka. Totally new dish to me

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  9. A new recipe for Kokum Kadhi. The colour is just amazing.
    Maharashrtians especially from Konkan region use these for tartness in their daily food.

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  10. kokum sol kadhi looks so yummy and delicious :) and this vegan version is telling my heart to give it a try soon :)

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  11. Its my all time favorite. Your's looking too good. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  12. First time seeing this Kokum, kadhi looks colorful n delicious sis..

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  13. Its kodum Pulli na?? Looks so yumm

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  14. I love this kadhi, actually kokum is something which we use in almost every vegetable or curry dish....

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  15. I always believe you get all Indian ingredients away from India at the Indian Stores. But walk to your local grocery in the country and you get only regional foods. I have been looking for this ingredient and not found it.
    The kadhi looks lovely.

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  16. I use Kokum some times in Dal preparations,but never tried in Kadhi nice,going to try this soon.Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Very regional and lovely..of all the places you finally got it in London!..:)

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  18. Kokomo Kadhi sounds yummy and I like that purple color.

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  19. Kokum kadhi looks awesome and delicious.

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  20. I have always heard of kokum but never cooked with it. Is it a lot like tamarind?

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  21. I finally picked up kokum in an International market here a few weeks ago and I picked it up since I had seen so many recipes with it but yet to try a recipe with it,

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  22. I never tried and taste this kadhi.. but love the color which attracts me lot.

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  23. i love kokum kadhi with fish, yours has turned out beautifully

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  24. New recipe to me :) looks lovely and that color is super tempting aks

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  25. Sounds very flavorful! Tempting color as well!

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  26. This has been on my list,like , forever! Yes, that is a lovely color and really nice that you could find it in London!

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  27. I have so much access to kokum but never made this.. Bookmarking ur version ;)

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  28. I get it here but am clueless about the usage. Love that mauve colored kadhi.

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  29. My SIL introduced me to Kokum but unfortunately I don't get it here in Madurai. The kadhi looks so appetizing...

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  30. Blogging teaches us so many things. I too came across kokum through blogging only. The kadhi looks good!

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  31. another new one for me!!! looks super delicious!!!

    Sowmya

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  32. Delicious kadhi.. I heard of it but never tasted it.

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  33. Kadhi looks very good but havent used kokum as yet

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  34. Such a lovely looking kadhi! love the color :) I have never cooked with kokum before! Good recipe to give it a try.

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  35. Looks great and you got the bang on colour Priya!

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  36. Come down to Goa and I will give you Kokum Kadhi till you are fedup :)

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