Kokum Appetizer

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Kokum also known as Garcinia cambogia (Malabar tamarind) is a small South Asian fruit. The fruit looks like a small yellow or red pumpkin and is used in native South Asian condiments. It is popularly known for its fat-loss properties due to its hydroxycitric acid content.

Kokum is sprinkled over different dishes, used dried in curries or used as a spice to substitute for limes or tamarind. When kokum is added to food, it tends to be much more filling and satisfying of a meal. According to Ayurveda, kokum has a sour flavor which  activates one’s digestion. Below is a common kokum recipe:


Green chilies
Asafetida (Hing)

1. Soak few kokum in water for about ½ an hour.
2. Chop coriander & green chilies. Crush 5 – 6 garlic cloves.
3. Add the above contents, hing & salt to kokum water
4. This goes well with rice or drink as an appetizer.

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