"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
We have a major heat wave here and pretty much every day, we have a heat advisory. I longed for "Amrut Kokum" - a simple drink that is available in Mumbai. Just add water and drink the nectar! My aunt used to make it from fresh kokum fruit, known as Ratambe. I used to get mesmerized by that beautiful color.
I decided to tweak my Paachak recipe and make Amrut Kokum. Since it has no preservatives, refrigerate and use within 2 weeks.