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Kokum Juice Concentrate Recipe – Instant Kokam Sharbat

Kokum Juice Concentrate Recipe – Instant Kokam Sharbat

Kokum juice or instant kokam sharbat is a perfect summer coolant with amazing taste and flavors of kokum and few spices. Kokum juice is a popular drink in Goa and kokum fruit can be be purchased easily there. Apart from being a delicious summer cooler, kokum juice also aids digestion and improves appetite.

Kokum is a good source of vitamin C and is an antioxidant. Making kokum juice at home is very easy. This quick and simple recipe of concentrated kokum juice with step-by-step pictures can be prepared instantly. So, what are you waiting for. Beat the heat this summers with this another delightful, refreshing and rejuvenating drink of kokum.

Directions

Getting ready:

Wash kokum thoroughly with water. Drain out excess water from it. Boil a cup of water and put the kokum into it. Let the kokum immersed in hot water for 2 hours. After 2 hours, transfer the soaked kokum in a mixer jar along with its water. Grind it into a smooth and fine paste. Transfer kokum paste to a bowl.

kokum sharbatMaking:

Take sugar in a vessel along with ¾ cup of water. Turn on the flame. Let it simmer until the sugar dissolves completely. Keep stirring it at regular intervals with a spoon.

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Sugar is dissolved completely. Sugar syrup is now ready. Add kokum paste into it along with black salt, black pepper powder and roasted cumin seeds. Mix all the ingredients really well.

kokum sharbat

Let the kokum mixture cook for 7-8 minutes until it turn thick in consistency. Keep stirring continuously. To check, take few drops of sharbat in a bowl and let it cool down completely. After that, stick it between thumb and fore-finger. There is the formation of a thread between the fingers, while stretching the fingers apart. Sharbat should be sticky with one thread consistency.

kokum sharbat

Concentrated kokum sharbat is now ready. Turn off the flame. Allow the sharbat to cool down completely. Transfer the kokum mixture on a sieve and strain the mixture through it in a bowl.

kokum sharbat

Transfer this concentrated sharbat into a jar. Concentrated kokum sharbat is now ready.

kokum sharbatServing:

To serve, take a serving glass and put some crushed ice into it. Pour 2-3 tbsp of concentrated kokum sharbat into the glass and fill the glass with water. Mix it well. Serve this delicious and tangy kokum sharbat as it is. Store this sharbat in a bottle and place it inside refrigerator and consume it within 2-3 months.

kokum sharbatSuggestions

  • Right after straining the kokum mixture, you can make sharbat with the leftovers remained on the sieve.
  • If you want to keep this concentrated kokum sharbat outside the refrigerator then mix some preservative like sodium benzoate. Add 1 tsp of sodium benzoate into the sharbat. Store it in a bottle and consume it within 6 months.
  • For 15-20 glasses sharbat

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Kokum Juice Concentrate Recipe - Instant Kokam Sharbat kokum sharbat
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Kokum – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 cups (500 grams)
  • Black salt – 2 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
Instructions
  1. Let the kokum immersed in hot water for 2 hours. Transfer the soaked kokum in a mixer jar along with its water. Grind it into a smooth and fine paste.
  2. Take sugar in a vessel along with ¾ cup of water. Turn on the flame. Let it simmer until the sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Add kokum paste into it along with black salt, black pepper powder and roasted cumin seeds. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Let the kokum mixture cook for 7-8 minutes until it turn thick in consistency. Sharbat should be sticky with one thread consistency.
  5. Concentrated kokum sharbat is now ready. Transfer the kokum mixture on a sieve and strain the mixture through it in a bowl.
  6. To serve, take a serving glass and put some crushed ice into it. Pour 2-3 tbsp of concentrated kokum sharbat into the glass and fill the glass with water. Mix it well.