|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Goa and Konkan region|
Solkadhi is a type of drink, originating from the Indian subcontinent, usually eaten with rice or sometimes drunk after the meals. Popular in Goa and the Konkan region of India, it is made from coconut milk and kokum, also known as Aamsol or Aamsul. It is the dried fleshy skin of a fruit called Garcinia indica, deep purple-pink in color, obviously full of antioxidants that the pigment anthocyanins provide. Garcinia indica, or Kokum, owing to the presence of a high concentration of anthocyanins, is a great antioxidant that works like an anticarcinogenic and anti-aging agent. It is known for its digestive, refreshing, cleansing and cooling properties. The preparation is prepared from liquid extracted from fresh coconut known as coconut milk; however, nowadays you can also get this extracted milk in TetraPak. The coconut milk so obtained is usually mixed with kokum, a little bit of salt and/or chili-garlic paste is added for taste and enhancing the probiotic contents.
- Desai, Suresh. "Malvani food". original work by The Times of India, December 18, 1995. Department of Theoretical Physics (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research). Retrieved 2009-01-04.