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kokum sharbat

Kokum Sharbat Recipe

This is a delicious and easy Indian summer cooler recipe called kokum sharbat. Do make it for its great health benefits.
Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Indian, Konkani
Keyword kokum juice, kokum sharbat
recipe kokum sharbat
Cook Time 5 minutes
Soaking time 2 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 glasses
Calories 121kcal


  • 1 cup kokum
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp. black salt
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper powder optional


  • Wash kokum and immerse in 1.5 cup hot water for about 2 hours.
  • Kokum will become soft and the water will take a deep purple-wine hue.
  • Take out kokum pieces and blend in a blender. Add this back to the kokum water and heat on a gas.
  • Add 1.5 cups sugar and cook for about 8-10 minutes till the kokum concentrate becomes a bit thick.
  • Now add black salt, cumin powder and pepper powder (optional). Mix well.
  • Let the concentrate cool down. Now sieve it to remove the blended kokum pieces.

To make kokum sharbat or kokum juice:

  • Take some ice cubes in a glass. Add 2-3 tbsp. of kokum concentrate to it. Top with water and serve chilled. Your kokum sharbat is ready to consume.


  1. You can vary the amount of sugar depending upon how sweet you like your drinks.
  2. You may also add 1 tsp. of cardamom powder depending upon your preference.
  3. You can easily store this concentrate in a clean glass bottle. It will last you 2-4 weeks.
  4. Enjoy this kokum sharbat as a natural coolant on hot summer afternoons.
  5. It is very refreshing after a workout as well.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.7mg