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Kokum Juice Sarbat

Kokum Sharbat is a sweet and tangy drink made from the fruit Kokum. It can also be called Kokum Juice in english.

Kokum is dark purple in color and has a sticky surface with curled edges. The fruit dried and is usually available in the market as a dried rind. When Kokum spice is added to food, it gives it a natural pink- purplish color and gives it a tangy sweet-sour taste.

The kokum is native to the western coastal regions of southern India. It is widely used in the regional cuisines of Gujarat, Maharashtra and several South Indian states. Kokum has the same sour taste as that of tamarind. Kokum is especially used with fish and coconut curries or vegetable dishes . It is also an ingredient in many chutneys and pickles. Kokum Sharbat is a health drink as it absorbs heat of your body & gives you instant energy. It gives respite from indigestion too. It is rich in taste and provides an excellent alternative to the not so healthy synthetic soft drinks.

To prepare Kokum Sharbat, take a cup of kokum. Now soak it in warm sugar syrup called chashni for about 6 hours. Crush the kokum and extract the juice. Mix one part of kokum syrup with 3 parts of water
Sugar can be added according to taste. Add a pinch of jeera powder, pepper powder and salt according to taste. Stir the mixture well and serve chilled.

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