If you love South Indian cuisine and haven’t been introduced to kokum and its distinct tangy flavour yet, you’ve been majorly missing out. Mainly used in Maharashtrian, Konkan and Gujarati cuisine, kokum is also known as Malabar tamarind and is widely used in traditional Kerala-style cooking. The fruit comes with a lot of health benefits. Kokum helps to boost immunity as it contains Vitamin C. It contains anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and anti-carcinogenic properties as well. Though you must have heard about kokum sherbet, it is also used in various other recipes. Adding a little bit of kokum in fish, prawn or vegetable curry certainly changes the taste. Here we have listed some of the recipes which you can try at home:
1. Konkani Kokum Drink
A famous Maharashtra drink, Konkani Kokum Drink is also known as Sol Kadi. It is a perfect beverage to drink post lunch or dinner as it helps in digestion.
2. Konkani Rasam
Known as Birind in Konkani, the Rasam is tasty as well as healthy. It is a great break from the regular rasam.
Dry red chilli
3. Kokam Fish Curry
You must have tried normal fish curry a lot of time, but ever tasted kokum fish curry? The fish curry is made in Kerala-style and is known for its distinct tangy flavour.
Red chilli sauce
4. Spicy Kokum Mocktail
This easy to make beverage does not even need any cooking and can be made in a jiffy. Spicy Kokum Mocktail is perfect summer drink with a hint of chilli in it.
Kokum water ice cubes
5. Kokum Ki Dal
Kokum Ki Dal is a popular Maharashtrian dish, cooked with kokum, coconut, and jaggery. This dish is simple to make and delicious to eat with both sweet and sour taste.
Dry red chilli