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Maharashtra Day 2024: Celebrate with Solkadhi, the quintessential summer drink


Updated on: 01 May,2024 03:10 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Maharashtra’s cuisine boasts of many food delicacies that are enjoyed across different communities living in the western state. With Maharashtra Day almost here, spoke to Maharashtrians living in Mumbai about their love for solkadhi, a summer drink that is a favourite and definitely deserves more love than it gets

Maharashtra Day 2024: Celebrate with Solkadhi, the quintessential summer drink

Solkadhi is a classic drink made from kokum, coconut milk and spices that is particularly enjoyed during the summers but also consumed throughout the year. Photo Courtesy: Nascimento Pinto

Key Highlights

  1. Solkadhi is a drink popularly consumed during summer season but also throughout the year
  2. Made with kokum, coconut milk, spices and chillies, solkadhi is sweet, sour and spicy
  3. The drink is enjoyed by people in coastal Maharashtra, Goa and some parts of Mangaluru too

Growing up in Maharashtra, Shruti Railkar remembers drinking solkadhi every summer during her vacations which she used to spend in Chaul, her native place that is situated off Alibaug in the western state of India. She reminisces, “We used to have solkadhi with lunch daily. My grandmother made it every time, we visited her there.” Today, every time somebody speaks about solkadhi, the classic summer drink enjoyed in Maharashtra, particularly during the summers but also throughout the year, it evokes nostalgia for the Mumbaikar. So, what makes this pink-hued drink unique and why do Maharashtrians love it so much?

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