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43 kokum recipes


Last Updated : Aug 31,2020




कोकम रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (kokum recipes in Hindi)
કોકમ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (kokum recipes in Gujarati)

46 kokum recipes | Indian kokum recipes 

kokum recipes | Indian kokum recipes. 

Kokum has has been known as Grandma’s cure to acidity. It primarily grows in the Western Ghats, especially the Goa and Konkan region.

The sun-dried version is called aamsul, kokum or kokam, and is used mainly in Maharashtrian, Konkan and Gujarati cuisine. When added to food it imparts a pink to purple colour and sweet/sour taste. It is a preferred substitute for tamarind in curries and other dishes. 

Kokum is used in Indian cooking to make kadhis, Indian drinks and sabzis.

Kokum used in Dals and Kadhis

We show you how to use kokum in some dals and kadhi recipes. Kokum is used in Gujarati dal recipe to give the ideal balance of sweet and sour taste.  

Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds nor besan Instead, it harnesses the tangy flavour of kokum and the complementarily soothing flavour of coconut milk to make a well-balanced accompaniment that is sure to be loved by all.

Kokum Kadhi

Kokum Kadhi

Indian drinks using kokum. 

Indian drinks using kokum is very popular. While Kokum Sherbet mixes are easily available in the market, nothing can beat the taste, pulpy texture and pristine aroma of this fresh and natural Kokum Sherbet, prepared in your own kitchen.

Jeera and black salt are perfect flavorings for this tangy drink, which has an enjoyable texture thanks to a little smart thinking – of grinding half the kokum coarsely.

Kokum SherbetKokum Sherbet

In the kokum and chia seed drink, we have combined kokum juice with chia seeds, so you get a splash of tang together with the lovely texture of chia. The Kokum and Chia Seed Drink is an amazing way to enjoy the rejuvenating tang of kokum in the hot summer! 

Kokum and Chia Seed DrinkKokum and Chia Seed Drink

Kokum used in Maharashtrian cooking

Kokum used in Maharashtrian cooking and mainly in the konkan belt. They use kokum as a substitute for Imli. Even in bhindi sabzi the Kokani people use kokum. 

Maharashtrian dal usal is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices. 

Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian VaalDalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal

This Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Sabzi is a home-style recipe using kokum, but has an exotic feel about it because of the exciting mix of spices in it. An interesting combination of valor papdi and moong dal vadi is cooked with a tongue-tickling masala that combines a wide assortment of aromatic and flavour-packed seeds and spices. 

Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi SubziMaharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi

Benefits of Kokum

Kokum : Kokum (Gracinia Indica) has been known as Grandma’s cure to acidity. The hydroxycitric acid – a compound found in kokum has been known to reduce cholesterol levels and suppress appetite, thus working towards controlling obesity and maintain a heathy heart. Kokum’s powerful component ‘garcinol’ carries the antioxidant properties. Kokum juice is an immense thirst quencher which has cooling effect on the body. Research on kokum and diabetes is not clear, so best to try and avoid it. See the detailed benefits of kokum.

Enjoy our kokum recipes | Indian kokum recipes |  below. 

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Kokum Sherbet, Kokam Sharbat Recipe
Recipe# 4931
04 Dec 20

 by Tarla Dalal
kokum juice recipe | kokum sherbet | kokum sharbat | traditional kokum juice benefits | with step by step photos. kokum juice is a pleasing drink to overcome sun ....
Faraali Misal (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32568
15 Oct 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
The humble sabudana khichdi transforms into an interesting misal eligible for a fasting day, when topped with a peanut-potato mixture and faraali chivda.
Kokum Sherbet
Recipe# 22384
23 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
kokum sherbet recipe | kokum juice | how to make kokum juice at home | kokum sharbat is one of the popular summer drinks to beat the heat. Learn how to make kokum juice ....
Bhatia Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 610
20 Aug 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this kadhi recipe hails from the bhatia community. It is a sweet and sour version made with cooked toovar dal water, curds and vegetables. This interesting combination of ingredients makes all the difference—be it in terms of taste or aroma. You can even add sliced potatoes to ....
Kokum Kadhi
Recipe# 8684
18 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
sol kadhi recipe | kokum kadhi | solkadi | with images below. Konkani style kokum kadhi has the best of homely flavours which is the highlight of this recipe. Learn how to make
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 612
08 Jun 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati dal recipe | Gujarati toovar dal | Gujarati tuvar dal | with 19 amazing images. With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional Gujarati dal recipe is quite reflectiv ....
Dal Dhokli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 578
19 Mar 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
traditional Gujarati dal dhokli recipe | dal dhokli | with 48 step by step amazing images. Dal dhokli is a Sunday morning delight in most traditional Gujarati households! A perfect combination of spiced whole wheat ....
Sprouted Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 5709
15 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using sprouted vaal. Apart from boosting the nutrient content, sprouting the vaal also makes it easier to digest, making this a dish suitable for young and old alike. With many a flavourful ingredient, this iron-rich Sprouted Vaal ki Usal is a t ....
Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 7453
10 Aug 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Dhokli, a traditional Gujarati favourite is transformed into a diabetic-friendly treat by using whole-wheat flour, soya flour and fenugreek leaves. Combined with wholesome toovar dal, these healthy dhoklis are a sumptuous one dish fare for one and all. Although prepared with minimal fat, and without ....
Spicy Kokum Drink, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33683
14 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kokum is a traditional favourite in many parts of south and western India, and the condiment is quite famous for the indigenous sol kadhi. Here is an age-old recipe for an appetizer that is believed to unfailingly make every drinker hungry, so it is best to serve this before a meal! It is al ....
Methi Dal Dhokli ( Know Your Dals and Pulses)
Recipe# 32820
16 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Dhoklis, made with toovar dal need no introduction to those familiar with gujarati cuisine. This is a slightly modified variant of dhokli, to which i have added methi.
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal
Recipe# 4379
15 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices. Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
Recipe# 9955
22 Oct 18

 
by vaishalikamath
No reviews
Rice and masoor dal khichdi provides you complete protein. So relish it without any fear!
Kokum Saar, Kokum Rasam
Recipe# 41458
24 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickling version of the popular South Indian delicacy rasam, made with kokum. The tanginess of kokum and the spiciness of dry chilli flakes together give this Kokum Saar an invigorating flavour. Ingredients like onion, green chillies and ....
Kokum and Chia Seed Drink
Recipe# 41719
28 Apr 17

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Chia seeds are the latest fad when it comes to juices. Juice lovers across the world are experimenting with the magic of chia seeds as these give a wonderful mouth-feel, bringing some of the excitement of all-time favourite falooda into a simple juice! In this delectable and refreshing drink, we ....
Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi
Recipe# 41509
23 Feb 17

 by Tarla Dalal
This Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi is a home-style recipe, but has an exotic feel about it because of the exciting mix of spices in it. It is a traditional Vidharbi recipe that is best enjoyed with chapatis. An interesting combination of valor papdi and moong dal vadi is cooked wi ....
Stuffed Potato Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 41249
17 Nov 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal Dhokli is an all-time favourite dish made in Maharashtra and Gujarat, in which strips of wheat flour dough are cooked in a tongue-tickling dal. In this exciting variant of the popular dish, the wheat flour dough is flattened and stuffed with a spicy and succulent potato mixture and then adde ....
Osaman ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 611
23 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Osaman is a hot, liquid recipe akin to rasam, but not so spicy! the use of toovar dal water imparts a very comforting feel to this recipe. The dal used to make this recipe can later be utilised in other recipes like lachko dal. Enjoy osaman hot, with rice and lachko.
Recipe# 39456
04 Jul 14

 by Amarendra Mulye
No reviews
A unique combination of raw salads in sliced form with traditional Solkadhi that gives it an unique and tangy flavour.
Solkadhi
Recipe# 39331
05 May 14

 by Dip's Diner
No reviews
Solkadhi or Kokam Kadhi is a refreshing digestive drink prepared in the coastal regions of Maharashtra and Goa. It is anti-inflammatory and is a great remedy for acidity. The drink must be served cold.
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Recipe# 37211
01 Sep 12

 by damyantiben
No reviews
A delicious saatvik recipe made without using onions and garlic.
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