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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kokum Sar/ Aamsul che Sar (Soup) / को क म सार / आमसुलाचे सार

को क म  सार 
Kokum or Aamsul is widely used in Indian cooking. It has lot of medicinal benefits too. It is found majorly in coastal region of India. Kokum has beautiful purple color to it. It is usually used to prevent infections, treat sores, majorly to treat stomach ulcers or acidity, improve digestion, etc.

Kokum is used literally daily at our place in India. I don’t use it much here but if there are any acidity related issues or if my kid is having gas issues then I make this one of the easiest sar or soup made with kokum. This is best consumed with Khichadi and Papad. Yummmm :)

We just need very few ingredients and most importantly very less time to make this soup.


Ingredients:

  1. Kokum: 10-12 in number (depends on the sourness of the kokum)
  2. Jeera/ Cumin seeds: 1 Tbsp. 
  3. Desi Ghee/ Clarified butter: 1 Tbsp. 
  4. Hing/ Asafoetida: ¼ Table spoon
  5. Salt: To taste
  6. Sugar: To taste (just to eliminate the extremely sour taste)
  7. Kadhi Patta: 3-4 leaves (optional)
  8. Akkhi Lal Mirchi/ whole Red Chilies: 1-2 (optional)
  9. Water: 2-3 Cups
  10. Coriander leaves: For garnish
Method:
  1. Take a bowl, put kokum and one cup water in it. 
  2. Put the bowl in microwave for one minute. 
  3. Now crush the hot kokum with the help of a spoon in the same hot water.
  4. Now take a tea strainer and strain the crushed kokum and water in another bowl. 
  5. Put a thick bottom pan on gas. 
  6. Add ghee, jeera, hing, kadhi patta to the tempering or tadaka. 
  7. Since I was making it for my small kids, I didn’t put the red chilies to the tempering but if you may add it at this time. 
  8. Add strained kokum mixture to the tempering. Let it come to a soft boil.
  9. Now add salt and sugar to your taste. Kokum is very sour in taste so to eliminate the taste we need to add sugar. 
  10. Add couple of cups of water to increase the quantity or put it as necessary. 
  11. Let it boil for another 3-4 minutes. 
  12. Put it in serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves. 
  13. Consume it when it’s hot with khichadi, papad etc. Many a times my family consume it just like that without any other food item with it. Trust me it is delicious to all the taste buds.
आमसुलाचे सार 
Hope you like this super easy and super quick recipe of Aamsulache or Kokumache sar.

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