|1.||Coconut pieces 1 cup|
|2.||Water, 3/4-1 cup
for thick milk
Water for second and subsequent grinding, for thin milk, depends on how thin you want the milk to be
a fresh coconut.
Remove the coconut kernel from its shell.
the coconut into small pieces.
the pieces to a mixer jar.
Grind the coconut without adding water into a coarse mixture.
Add warm or hot water, if the room temperature is cold. In a cold condition, the fat content of the coconut sticks to the jar and the quality of the coconut milk will not be good.
Add about 3/4 cup of water.
Grind for 1-2 minutes.
the mixture using a small-eyed strainer or muslin cloth.
Squeeze or press the pulp to extract the milk.
This milk is thick coconut milk.
the pulp in the strainer to the jar.
Repeat Steps 5 and 6.
This milk is thin coconut milk.
|8.||Repeat Steps 5 and 6, if you wish, to further extract the milk. Do note, however, the milk you get in this Step will be very watery.|
milk is ready.
|TIPS||How to Prepare Coconut Milk|
|1.||Use the coconut pulp, in Step 6, after you get thick milk, to thicken the curries or sambar or to make masala roti dough or thalipeeth.|
|2.||For recipes that have thick coconut milk and water as ingredients, you can use thin coconut milk instead of water.|
|3.||Cook a dish, after adding thick coconut milk, on low flame, because on high flame the milk will curdle.|
|4.||Coconut milk would be good for those who do not want to drink regular milk or who are lactose-intolerant.|