How to make Dessicated Coconut?


how to make dessicated coconut


Find out how to make dessicated coconut and use it in dishes like curries and sweets. What purpose does the coconut powder, another name for dessicated coconut, serve in cuisines? It increases the taste of the food and gives it a visual appeal. An advantage of learning how to make dessicated coconut at home is that you get to use fresh coconut powder.

What is dessicated coconut?

It is the coconut in the form of powder or gratings without any moisture.

What items do you need?

The only ingredient you need to make the coconut powder is fresh coconut. The time it takes to make the powder is also less.

How to use Coconut Powder?

In case of curries, the three of the ways to use dessicated coconut are:

1. Add it along with the other ingredients while grinding the masala.
2. Add it to the gravy of the curry to make it thick.
3. Sprinkle on dry curry.

In case of sweets, such as ragi laddus and dry jamuns, roll these in a plate or bowl containing the dessicated coconut.

For sweets like karanji, the powder can be used, instead of dry coconut, for filing.

The two of the sweets that can be prepared using coconut powder are burfis and laddus.





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Quantity: 1 cup

Ingredients:

1. Fresh coconut, pieces, 1 cup

How to make Coconut Powder?


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1. Break a fresh coconut.

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2. Remove the coconut kernel from its shell:

- Tap each of the two broken coconut pieces, all around. Tapping helps loosen the kernel.

- Carefully and gently push an object like a knife or screwdriver between the shell and kernel, all around and further loosen the kernel.

- Remove the kernel. If it is difficult to take it out, break the shell gently.

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3. Remove the brown outer skin, using a peeler.

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4. Cut the coconut into small pieces.

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5. Dry grind the pieces to get the gratings.

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6. Transfer the the gratings to a pan.

IMPORTANT
The color of the dessicated coconut should be white. Thus, it is important to set the flame to low and use a thick-bottom utensil.

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Fry on a low flame till the gratings become dry.

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TIP
If the coconut begins to burn, during frying, switch off the stove and continue to fry.

After the coconut slightly cools, switch on the stove, set the flame to low and continue to fry.
7. Dessicated coconut is ready.

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TIPS How to make Dessicated Coconut?
1. Dessicated coconut can be stored for 6-7 months at room temperature and be stored in a freezer for more time.
2. To make finer powder, grind it again.