Coconut Milk ( South Indian Recipes)


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Coconut milk is a characteristic ingredient used in several south indian recipes, especially those from kerala. Its use however extends beyond being merely an ingredient! slightly sweetened coconut milk is an accompaniment for aappam. This is also consumed as is sometimes, as it has a soothing and healing effect – to the extent that it can cure mouth ulcers!
this recipe makes 1/3 cup thick milk.

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Makes 1.5 cup thin milk.
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups freshly grated coconut

Method
To extract thick milk

  1. To the grated coconut, add 3 tbsp of warm water.
  2. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes and then blend in a mixer for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain using muslin cloth. Use the thick milk as required.

To extract thin milk

  1. To the grated coconut, add 3\4 cup of warm water.
  2. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes and then blend in a mixer for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain using a muslin cloth. Keep aside the milk and reserve the coconut residue.
  4. To the coconut residue add 3\4 cup of warm water.
  5. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes and then blend in a mixer for 5 minutes.
  6. Strain using a muslin cloth. Combine both the extract mix well. Use the thin milk as required.
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