April 7, 2014

Futi Kadi | Goan Sol Kadi - Kokum based beverage | Summer Coolers

Me : I need to find an easy and tasty dish for Goa.
The Husband (TH) : You want to invent one ??
Me : <<<staring at him blankly>>>> No, of course not. I want to find one
TH : So ask a Goan …(saying it like it wasn’t obvious)
Me : I did, and I have recipes too…
TH : Then what's the problem ?
Me : I did cook two of them, and you guys didn’t like it…
TH : (Silence) ….I know an easy way - go to Goa  - you will find one there ! (chuckles)
Its 10:45 PM, and I am in no mood for humour. But Goans (atleast the ones I have met and know) are usually fun loving and chilled out – just like the beaches we visit .. Kiddo’s antenna is always up when we discuss vacations and Goa is her first choice…
As a tourist or a reader, Goa needs no introduction – for Indians and NRIs alike, Goa is a preferred tourist spot and loved across all age groups. Verdant beaches, Hawaiian type beach shacks, chilled beer – you get the idea J… Sit back and enjoy the experience with a chilled glass of your favourite beverage….
Location Map of Goa
Coming back to the dish, bracing myself, I pour through the links of fellow bloggers and the links they kindly shared with me. Brain fried for the day – nothing seems to click…
Next evening, kiddo tells me she had a pink coloured drink at her friends' and she liked it. Pink, pink, …some connection was made, and I made Futi Kadi for Goa (apparently, she had Roohafzah – which is a rose flavoured sherbet). 


But nevertheless, went back to Archana’s recipe and dished out a simple and soothing beverage to beat the summer heat !  
Goan dishes are primarily coconut based like the Goan Sorak Curry I had made, and even this Sol Kadi (made with kokum – a tangy spice) has a version with coconut milk. But as my family doesn’t prefer coconut milk in any dish (perhaps only in Thai Green Curry), I made it without coconut milk. This is an excellent thirst quencher as well as digestive and stimulant – had both as a beverage and the coconut version with rice or at the end of a meal. So lets get started…
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BM : 39 ~ Indian State : Goa

Recipe : Futi Kadi (Kokum based Goan Sol Kadi beverage without coconut milk)
Dish type :  Beverage
Spice Level : Medium
Accompaniment : None

Prep Time : 15-20 mins, Cooking time : NIl ; Serves : 2
Source : Archana’s recipe and inspiration with Rajani’s stunning clicks
((PS: Rajani – ur pics instantly reminded me of the pink coloured drink))


Ingredients:
  • Kokum – 8-10 pieces
  • Chilled water – 2 large glasses (approx. 250 ml)
  • Hing / Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Sugar – 2 TBSP (or more if you wish)
  • Chopped chillies – 1 small
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garnish – chopped garlic, coriander
  • To serve – crushed ice
Method:
  1. Soak Kokum in 1 cup of warm water for 30-45 mins. Squeeze and strain out the extract and discard the pulp
  2. Add the sugar, hing and salt (if the kokum is salty, add salt or avoid it completely)
  3. Now mix in the crushed garlic, coriander, chillies
  4. Taste and adjust
  5. Serve topped with crushed ice

21 comments:

  1. I want to try this wonderful drink but couldn't find kokum here...

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  2. wow..these are stunning clicks too...I remember Rajani posting that drink and remember the clicks too...but trust me you have done a good job too..lovely drink with a gorgeous color...and I LIKE THAT CONVERSATION:))

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  3. It does look like Roof afsa!! And thanks Kalyani :)...

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  4. What a colorful and refreshing drink. Never thought of using kokum in a drink. Very interesting.

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  5. very colorful and so refreshing!!! would love to try this...

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  6. Very bright and refreshing kadi.

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  7. I thought of picking of kokum before I stated cooking for the BM. I thought I might need it but ended up not using it. Drink made kokum sounds interesting. Love the color, so refreshing

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  8. Love sol kadhi. The pictures are really good.

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  9. Futi kadhi looks very vibrantt and yummy :) fantastic recipe and love the color :)

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  10. looks so bright and refreshing. perfect for the hot summer

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  11. i am struck with the pictures, absolutely stunning way to capture

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  12. Perfect for this hot summer. Looks stunning and colourful...

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  13. Very vibrant and inviting drink for the upcoming summer!

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  14. one thing I can't get used to with Indian food is the savory beverage - things like chile, black salt and chaat masala in a beverage are just a little too out there for me. however I do like the kokum flavor as I made rasam with this

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  15. Kalyani, you are being to hard on you..your clicks look so good as well..and that conversation is so hilarious!.what all we do man..

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  16. Haha! Kalyani I was thinking you will try bittergourd recipe. But futi kadi is apt for the season.Love your conversations! Thanks for the mention.

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  17. Colorful and refreshing drink,perfect for this hot summer....

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  18. One more ingredient that I have never cooked with is kokum. The color is so beautiful that it instantly wants me to try some.

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  19. What a lovely color of the drink! Sweet or savory, the color would attract every one :)

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  20. Colorful & very refreshing drink.

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  21. I like that vibrant color. And BTW how does it taste?

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Cheers
Kalyani

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