How to make Solkadi -

A delicious appetizer of coconut milk and kokum.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Kokum petals (कोकम की पँखड़ियाँ), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Beverages


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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Solkadi Recipe

  • Kokum petals 20

  • Coconut scraped 1

  • Garlic chopped 6-7 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Soak kokum petals in two cups of hot water for one to two hours.

Step 2

Crush them slightly to get thick pulp and strain. Solkadi | Khana Khazana | Master Chef Sanjeev KapoorMake a puree of coconut, garlic and green chillies with a little water.

Step 3

Strain to get a thick coconut milk. Mix kokum extract, coconut milk together to get a creamy pink coloured solkadi.

Step 4

Add salt, fresh coriander and mix well. Serve chilled.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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