How to make Solkadi - A delicious appetizer of coconut milk and kokum.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Kokum petals (कोकम की पँखड़ियाँ), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Malvani

Course : Beverages


The standard cuisine of the Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa, and some northern parts of West Karnataka goes under the mantle of Malvani cuisine. Although it cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian, there are a lot of vegetarian delicacies too. Although it is an independent cuisine, it overlaps Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines. 
Malvanis cook food in their own distinct way. They use plenty of coconut in its various forms such as scraped, grated dried coconut, fried, coconut paste and coconut milk.
Many masalas have dried red chilies and other spices like coriander seeds, peppercorns, cumin seeds, cardamom, ginger, garlic, etc. Some dishes also use kokum, dried kokam (amsul), tamarind and raw mango that not only add a delicious sourness to the food but also a distinct flavour.

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Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Solkadi Recipe

  • Kokum petals 20

  • Coconut scraped 1

  • Garlic chopped 6-7 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Soak kokum petals in two cups of hot water for one to two hours.

Step 2

Crush them slightly to get thick pulp and strain. Solkadi | Khana Khazana | Master Chef Sanjeev KapoorMake a puree of coconut, garlic and green chillies with a little water.

Step 3

Strain to get a thick coconut milk. Mix kokum extract, coconut milk together to get a creamy pink coloured solkadi.

Step 4

Add salt, fresh coriander and mix well. Serve chilled.

Also try out these recipes from Malvani Cuisine like Malwani Chicken Rawa Fry, Malwani Sukka Mutton, Alambi Sukka, Malwani Prawns.

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