Summer is coming. Here is a refreshing drink from the coasts of Goa. Kokum juice is a popular drink from Goa. Kokum, also called Malabar Tamarind, is known for its digestive qualities and is a rich source of vitamins. It is an essential part of the Goan cuisine, and can be found across the recipes f
6 - 8kokumDried - pieces
to tasteJaggery(unrefined cane sugar) -
Wash the dry kokum and boil it in 2 cups of water for 8-10 minutes.
You can see the colour change, infusing the flavours of kokum in the boiling water.
Add jaggery to the boiling mixture. The amount of jaggery depends on the desired sweetness.
Kokum renders a tangy, tamarind-sort of taste to the drink. You can also substitute the jaggery with sugar.
Optional - Add a dash of chaat masala to boost the flavour.