Futi kadi is Goan drink made with kokum petals and water. This drink is also known as kokum kadi without coconut milk. Some people also call it phuti kadi or khuti kadi. Kokum is known as “sola” in Konkani and this drink can be called as sol kadi without coconut milk. This kokum kadi is very good for digestion and is usually had at the end of a meal.
In Goa, usually sol kadi is made with coconut and is known as sol kadi. But in futi kadi, no coconut is added and hence it is known as futi kadi. Kokum is a plant is mangosteen family and is known as Garcinia indica.
Kokum drink is 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. Make sure to prepare this kokum kadi with fresh dried kokum petals. Fresh kokum is 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 up to a year by applying salt to it.
Ingredients to make Kokum kadi Indian recipe without coconut milk:
- Water: Use clean boiled water or RO water for making this Goan kokum drink.
- Kokum petals: Use good quality kokum petals for making this refreshing kokum drink.
- Coriander leaves: Few finely chopped corianders leaves are added to make this delicious kokum kadi.
- Asafoetida: Asafoetida aids digestion and adds taste and flavour to the phuti kadi.
- Chili: Green chili enhances taste of this kokum drink. You can discard it while drinking.
- Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the kokum drink. If you are making it for diabetic people, do not add sugar.
- Salt: Salt can be added as per taste.
How is kokum sol kadi without coconut milk made?
- Futi kadi recipe is very easy to make.
- Just apply little salt to the kokum petals and soak it in warm water for 30 minutes.
- Mix other ingredients like asafoetida, sugar, green chilies and coriander leaves and mix well.
- Adjust salt to taste.
Notes while making phuti kadi:
Green chilies are added to the kadi to enhance the flavour, but most people discard it while drinking.
Some people add garlic to this drink.
How to serve futi kadi?
Serve the kokum kadi without coconut with rice, fish curry and fried fish. Drink it at the end of a hearty Goan meal or have it at the end of meal by mixing it with rice.
Health benefits of kokum are plenty. They are mostly used treat acidity and digestion issues. It also helps in weight management.
Goan Kokum Kadi Without Coconut Milk | Futi Kadi
- 2 cups warm water
- 10 kokum petals
- 2 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
- 1/4 inch or 2 pinches asafoetida
- 1 green chili slit and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Take the kokum petals in a plate and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt on it.
- Soak these kokum petals in warm water for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, add the other ingredients like asafoetida, green chillies, coriander leaves and sugar and stir well.Adjust salt to taste.
- Green chilies are added to the kadi to enhance the flavour, but most people discard it while drinking.
- Some people add garlic to this drink.
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Note: This post was published on 29th April 2016 and is republished.