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Kokum Sharbat | Kokum Juice (Step-by-step Recipe)

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Kokum sharbat or kokum juice is a natural drink made with kokum that is very popular in the coastal regions of India. This drink is perfect for summer as it has cooling properties and also prevents heat rashes on the body.

What is Kokum?

Kokum

Kokum is a fruit that is grown in Western ghats. It is mostly sold in its semi-dry state where it looks like deep wine flowers. It is used in Goan, Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisines where it is used in many dishes and also as a souring agent. Dried kokum is generally soaked in warm water and then its pulp is used just like tamarind. It has a beautiful wine red liquid on soaking.

Benefits of Kokum

Kokum is extremely good for health and has many health benefits. Some of them are:

  1. It controls acidity.
  2. It cools down the body naturally
  3. It helps in stomach problems like indigestion and flatulence.
  4. It helps reduce heat rashes on the body

How to prepare Kokum Sharbat or Kokum Juice?

kokum sharbat

You can prepare kokum concentrate which can then be stored easily for 2-4 weeks in the fridge. Here’s the easy kokum sharbat recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup kokum

1.5 cups sugar

1.5 cups water

1 tsp. black salt

2 tsp. cumin powder

1 tsp. black pepper powder (optional)

Method:

Wash kokum and immerse in 1.5 cup hot water for about 2 hours.

kokum sharbat

Kokum will become soft and the water will take a deep purple-wine hue.

Take out kokum pieces and blend in a blender. Add this back to the kokum water and heat on a gas.

kokum juice

Add 1.5 cups sugar and cook for about 8-10 minutes till the kokum concentrate becomes a bit thick.

Now add black salt, cumin powder and pepper powder (optional). Mix well.

kokum juice

Let the concentrate cool down. Now sieve it to remove the blended kokum pieces.

To make kokum sharbat or kokum juice:

kokum sharbat

Take some ice cubes in a glass. Add 2-3 tbsp. of kokum concentrate to it. Top with water and serve chilled. Your kokum sharbat is ready to consume.

Pro Tips:

  1. You can vary the amount of sugar depending upon how sweet you like your drinks.
  2. You may also add 1 tsp. of cardamom powder depending upon your preference.
  3. You can easily store this concentrate in a clean glass bottle. It will easily last you for 2-4 weeks.
  4. Enjoy this kokum sharbat as a natural coolant on hot summer afternoons. It is very refreshing after a workout as well.
kokum sharbat

Kokum Sharbat Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is a delicious and easy Indian summer cooler recipe called kokum sharbat. Do make it for its great health benefits.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Soaking time 2 hrs
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Indian, Konkani
Servings 10 glasses
Calories 121 kcal
glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup kokum
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp. black salt
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper powder optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash kokum and immerse in 1.5 cup hot water for about 2 hours.
  • Kokum will become soft and the water will take a deep purple-wine hue.
  • Take out kokum pieces and blend in a blender. Add this back to the kokum water and heat on a gas.
  • Add 1.5 cups sugar and cook for about 8-10 minutes till the kokum concentrate becomes a bit thick.
  • Now add black salt, cumin powder and pepper powder (optional). Mix well.
  • Let the concentrate cool down. Now sieve it to remove the blended kokum pieces.

To make kokum sharbat or kokum juice:

  • Take some ice cubes in a glass. Add 2-3 tbsp. of kokum concentrate to it. Top with water and serve chilled. Your kokum sharbat is ready to consume.

Notes

  1. You can vary the amount of sugar depending upon how sweet you like your drinks.
  2. You may also add 1 tsp. of cardamom powder depending upon your preference.
  3. You can easily store this concentrate in a clean glass bottle. It will last you 2-4 weeks.
  4. Enjoy this kokum sharbat as a natural coolant on hot summer afternoons.
  5. It is very refreshing after a workout as well.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kokum Sharbat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121
% Daily Value*
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 30g33%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Rajlakshmi May 26, 2019 - 2:52 pm

I have had Kokum only in curries before. Love it’s tangy flavor. This looks so good. Love finding new and interesting recipes in your blog. ?

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Sanch @ Sanch Writes May 26, 2019 - 4:00 pm

I remember drinking these every now and then when younger – I think it’s an acquired taste

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Unishta May 27, 2019 - 7:55 am

This is my favourite summer cooler.. Thanks for reminding me to make it. Of late I’ve become very lazy about these traditional coolers and prefer drinking plain water instead. Far less headache isn’t it?

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