Kokum Sherbet, Kokam Sharbat Recipe
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kokum juice is a pleasing drink to overcome sun stroke. Learn how to make traditional kokum juice to beat summer heat.
Trust a glassful of this kokum sherbet to instantly refresh you, the desi way. Full of tang and spice, this tongue-tickling sherbet has strong notes of cumin and black salt that complement the tanginess of kokum beautifully.
Kokum benefits. A chilled glass of kokum sherbet made with dried kokum, little sugar and salt / black salt will help to ease acidity burps. However too much sugar can aggravate acidity, thus keep a check on the usage of sugar.
To make kokum juice. Combine the kokum and 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Drain the kokum-water mixture and keep the kokum and the drained water aside. Combine the kokum and ½ cup of drained kokum water in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside. Combine the sugar and ½ cup water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 8 minutes, stirring once in between after 4 minutes. Add the prepared kokum paste and mix well. Strain it using a sieve and keep the kokum-sugar mixture aside and discard the kokum remains. Add the cumin seed powder, black salt and citric acid to the kokum-sugar mixture and mix well. Just before serving, put 2 tbsp of the prepared kokum mixture in glass and pour ½ cup of chilled water over it. Serve immediately.
In this recipe of kokum sharbat, we show you how to cook the kokum quickly in the Microwave oven and prepare Kokum Sherbet easily at home. Keep a bottle of this sherbet concentrate in the fridge, so you can dilute it and have pure homemade sherbet whenever you wish to, instead of using readymade syrups.
This traditional kokum juice to beat summer heat is truly refreshing. Kokum is known to beat sunstroke and the sugar gives you an instant source of energy too.
Tips for kokum juice. 1. Use the semi-dried variety of kokum which does not have seeds and are soft as shown in the image in this recipe. 2. Sugar can be adjusted as per your sweet tooth. 3. The citric acid has been added to increase the shelf life of the syrup, but if you wish you can avoid it. 4. Cool the kokum-sugar mixture completely and store refrigerated in an air-tight container.
Also check out for more refreshing drink recipes like Minty Mango Delight, Angoor ka Sherbat, Chaas, Coconut Water with Coconut Meat, Khus Lime Float and Lime Cup.
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