Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sol kadi

Lashnichi kadi as it is called in konkani.Lasun stands for garlic in konkani - hence the name.Goans will have half of the rice with dal or fish curry, and the remaining rice is kept to have with sol kadi.This is a compulsory item in every konkani home without which the lunch/dinner is incomplete :-)This also serves a healthy purpose as it is very good for digestion.

Ingredients -
1 cup fresh coconut(grated)
garlic (4 cloves)
red chillies(5-6)
fresh coriander leaves

Method - 
Heat water(not very hot) in a bowl and add kokum or sola (as it is called in konkani) to it.Add a pinch of salt to this.
In a mixer grind the coconut,garlic and red chillies adding lukewarm water(not too much)
Now strain this into the bowl of kokum-salt mix through a strainer(galni in konkani) to get thick coconut milk(milk strained the very 1st time).
Add some water to the coconut mix and again drain to get the thinner coconut milk(milk strained after adding water the second time).
Thats it ! kokum sol kadi is ready :-)
Garnish it with a few coriander leaves(optional)

Variation - sol kadi can also be prepared by grinding coconut and green chillies in the mixer.In that case garlic is not used.Remaining procedure is same.