Kulukki Sarbath.. with a pinch of pride!

Dissecting a dish is something that I have always loved to do. I try to guess the spices that have gone into a dish or discern a familiar flavour in it and seek confirmation from the chef… (usually met with raised eyebrows or approving smiles).

It was recently that I encountered a challenge. It is called Kulukki Sarbath, a deceptively simple drink!

Last week I was taking a night stroll in Marine drive, Kochi. A busy lane attracted not just mine but everybody’s attention. Many people were gathered on one side of that lane beholding what seemed like a performance. I entered the lane and turned around to see what it was all about.

I found that one side of the lane was full of small Kulukki Sarbath stalls with an assortment of flavours dangling on the menu boards. As soon as I entered, each shopmen eagerly called out names of flavours at me and I was only expected to choose!

The air was full of thudding sounds of drinks trying to reach ‘heights of perfection’, clicks of phone cameras and even Go Pros trying to keep up with the action. The most exciting part comes once you place the order! Do stand a few feet back to catch this spectacle – Making of Kulukki Sarbath.

Captured on Samsung Galaxy S9

It is a display of unerring precision and joy of the activity. The taste wows you as much as the sight.I ordered a Mosambi Kulukki Sarbath and it had stripped green chilli, chia seeds, tinge of sourness and sweetness … I can’t pin down the exact tantalising flavours!

But I am sure that a pinch of pride from the craftsman behind the stall has given it a shaking-ly great taste!

Kulukki Sarbath

If you are in Kochi, just walk down Marine drive and get a hold of this amazing drink. Some of the interesting flavours are boost, raw mango and gooseberry!

5 thoughts on “Kulukki Sarbath.. with a pinch of pride!

  1. Many thanks to you for sharing these wonderful posts. In addition, the ideal travel as well as medical insurance strategy can often eradicate those issues that come with visiting abroad. Any medical emergency can rapidly become costly and that’s sure to quickly impose a financial load on the family finances. Having in place the great travel insurance offer prior to leaving is well worth the time and effort. Cheers

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.