Futi Kadi or Phuti Kadi is a kokum kadi made with kokum (sol) and water. Since no coconut milk is added to this kadi, it is called futi. You can call this as sol kadi without coconut milk. This drink is very good for digestion. Normally Goans have sol kadi with coconut milk or this futi kadi at the end of a meal just like how in South India people have curds.
This kadi is also a very good summer drink as kokum is a body cooler. You can make it in the morning, refrigerate it and keep on sipping it throughout the day. Green chilies are added to the kadi to enhance the flavour, but most people discard it while drinking. Serve the futi kadi with rice or simply drink it at the end of a hearty Goan meal.
Make sure to prepare this kadi with fresh kokum. Fresh kokum can be found in abundance in Goa during the summer season. The kokum fruits are plucked from trees, deseeded and the skin is sun dried. Later the kokum petals can be stored for upto an year by applying salt to it. We add this kokum to various types of curries to impart beautiful color and sour flavour to the curries.
Health benefits of kokum are plenty. They are mostly used treat acidity and digestion issues. It also helps in weight management.