kokum pomegranate slush recipe – a tasty drink with the taste of kokum and pomegranate.
Before proceeding to the recipe it is important for me to explain to many of you who will not be knowing what is “kokum” and what is a “slush”
KOKUM – Kokomo is a fruit found in the coastal Konkan region of India from Maharashtra to Karnataka and is used exactly the same way as the tamarind (imli).
The biological name is Garcinia indica and it is a plant in the Mangosteen family (another kind of a sweet, edible fruit) which has culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial uses. (Sourced from Google)
I do not have a picture of the fresh fruit but as I said it is used exactly like tamarind, the fruit is dried and soaked in water for curries and gravies. You can buy kokum syrup in the stores or source it online. It is a dark – almost black syrup with a lovely, tangy taste. In many places, they make tamarind sherbet and this is almost the same taste except it is a little acidic.
A slush is an uncarbonated beverage which does not have water added. It is made by adding the preferred fruit syrup, seasonings, and ice cubes in a blender and processing the contents till the ice cubes have been crushed into a lovely and light consistency. It is then poured into cups or glasses and had fresh or frozen till needed.
Apart from kokum syrup, I used pomegranate juice which is easily available in the market, for a refreshing taste. This is good for digestion as well. It has the taste of lovely “churan” and is best enjoyed after a heavy meal or even as an internal body cleanser and detoxifier. Let us check out the recipe now.
Idea inspired from a Sanjeev Kapoor recipe!
kokum pomegranate slush recipe
preparation time: 15 minutes
recipe type: beverage
serves – 4
- kokum syrup – 1 cup
- pomegranate juice – 1/2 cup
- ice cubes – 4 cups
- cumin powder – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon, freshly roasted and powdered or use jaljeera powder
- black salt – 1 teaspoon
- sugar – 2 tablespoons, optional
- mint leaves – 4, for garnishing
how to make kokum pomegranate slush recipe
1.To make kokum pomegranate slush recipe, add kokum syrup, pomegranate juice, ice cubes and seasoning to a blender jar.
2. Blend till the ice is crushed to minute crystals.
3. Pour the slush into individual serving glasses and freeze until serving time.
4. Serve garnished with a mint leaf.