How to make Kokum Sharbat - cook smart -

Ideal to get rejuvenated during hot summer days

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Dried kokum petals, Castor sugar

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Beverages

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Kokum Sharbat - cook smart

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Kokum Sharbat - cook smart Recipe

  • Dried kokum petals soaked in 2 cups water 1 cup

  • Castor sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Ice cubes as required

  • Water/Club soda as required

Method

Step 1

Heat sugar in a deep non-stick pan. Strain the juice from soaked kokum petals into it, mix well and cook till the mixture reduces and thickens. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 2

Add some ice cubes and 2 tablespoons kokum mixture into individual glasses. Top with water/club soda and serve chilled.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.