Finally, my fav post is here 🙂 Sadly, I dont’ have a picture of the dish! But ‘googling’ for solkadi will get you the pic 😉
Kokum forms the main part of this kadhi. You can find it in any konkani store.
Here is how I make Solkadi:
2 cups (vaati) freshly grated coconut
2-3 green chillies
around 2 cups drinking water
4-5 pieces of kokum
salt to taste
In a bowl, add little water, kokum and some salt.
In a mixie jar, add freshly grated coconut and green chillies. Add 1/2 vaati water and grind for around 30 secs. Take a rounds of the ground mix and using a stainer, stain the juice into the bowl.
Repeat till the juice is extracted, and the mix is dried out. Grind again with another 3/4 – 1 vaati of water for around 30-45 secs. The ground mix will become thin. Strain using the procedure described above.
Solkadi is ready 🙂
Add salt to taste to the kadi – taste and then add, as adding more salt will spoil the dish!
Garnish with finely chopped coriander.
Optionally add 2-3 flakes of garlic, finely chopped or pounded – this tastes real yum!
Adjust green chillies as per taste.
Shorcut Solkadi : Use 1 vaati ready made coconut milk diluted with little water. Add in slitted green chillies, kokum and salt to taste 🙂
Here’s a post on Solkadi on Nupur’s One Hot Stove.