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Kokum Sharbat

lovemyfood Date: July 16, 2018
Type: Juices

Prep Time

15Mins

Serving

4servings

Introduction

Kokum Sharbat is a sweet and tangy delicious summer drink. Kokum is a very healthy and cooling fruit. This is very famous in the coastal areas of India especially in the Konkan region; they use it in various ways, especially as a souring agent in the curries.
Kokum has many medicinal properties, it can also be applied directly to the skin for allergy cures.it is a very good antioxidant, good for stomach and helps in digestion.
Kokum butter is commercially used in confectionery and in beauty products.
Kokum sharbat/drink is made with the soft kokum which is deep purple in color, the dried fruit is soaked, mashed and then sugar syrup, black salt, and roasted cumin powder are added in it. You can make the thick concentrate, and store that in the refrigerator for a week. It can also be made with fresh kokum fruit.

Kokum Sharbat

Ingredients List

Quantity Units Ingredients Notes
1.00 cup Kokum About 12 pieces
0.75 cup Sugar
1.00 cup Water
0.50 tsp Black Salt
0.50 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1.00 tsp Lemon Juice
0.50 cup Ice Cubes

Steps

  1. Soak kokum in a cup of warm water for 45 minutes.
  2. Grind the soaked kokum in the mixer(along with the water) and make a smooth paste.
  3. In a pan add sugar and water and boil for approx 5-8 minutes and make a syrup(thick like gulab jamun syrup)
  4. Let the syrup cool down completely.
  5. Add the kokum paste in the sugar syrup and mix well.
  6. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve.
  7. Now add black salt, roasted cumin powder and lemon juice in it.
  8. Now the kokum sharbat concentrate is ready.
  9. You can easily store this concentrate in the refrigerator for a week.
  10. How to serve-Add 3 cups of chilled water and ice cubes in the concentrate(can also add some mint leaves)
  11. Apply some lemon juice on the rim of the serving glass.
  12. Mix some sugar and roasted cumin powder and spread it on a plate.
  13. Dip the glass rim in this mixture.
  14. Gently pour the sharbat in the glass and serve.