Kokum juice is a refreshing and rejuvenating summer drink.
Course: beverages & drinks
Servings: 1medium size bowl
Author: Dassana Amit
1cupkokum fruits,chopped or dry kokums
5-6cardamoms,powdered or crushed
1teaspoonroasted cumin powder
1-2pinchof black salt or salt(optional)
Rinse the kokum fruits in water. (see notes below on making the sherbet from dry kokum)
Chop the kokum fruits and remove the seeds.
Keep the pulp and the outer cover.
Grind the fruit and pulp with little water.
Strain the whole kokum mixture.
Boil the sugar and water until the syrup becomes a little thick.
Cool the sugar syrup and then add the strained kokum mixture to it.
Add the roasted cumin powder and powdered cardamom.
Mix well. Store kokum juice in a jar or bottle and refrigerate.
When serving, dissolve 1 or 2 tbsp of the kokum juice in one glass of water.
Add ice cubes and serve chilled kokum juice.
How to make kokum juice from dry kokum peels
Rinse the dry kokum in water.
Soak them in 2 cups of water for 3-4 hours.
Collect the kokum in a blender and reserve the water.
Grind them with some of the reserved water to a smooth mixture. Strain and keep aside.
Boil sugar with the remaining reserved water till the mixture becomes thick.
Cool the sugar syrup and then add the kokum mixture to it.
Add the powdered cardamom and cumin powder.
Mix well and store in an airtight bottle or jar in the fridge. If you do not want to make sugar syrup, then just dissolve the sugar in the kokum extract. In this case you don't need 2 cups of water. Just 1 cup water can be used to soak the dry kokums and then grind them to a smooth paste. Also you will need 1 cup sugar.