kokum, is a fruit-bearing tree that has culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial uses. The outer cover of this fruit is dried in the sun to get kokam or aamsul. It is used as a slightly sour spice in many cuisines of Udupi. Kokum yields a unique flavour and blackish red color, best substitute for tamarind in many curries.
Kokum juice is said to be digestive and body coolant, so perfect homemade drink for summer. In this juice I have added jaggery for sweetness, as I always prefer to use jaggery over sugar. In fact you can use honey too. Bright red colored, sweet and tart healthy kokum juice is a best alternative to store bought ones. Read on and enjoy the goodness of this juice.