How To Make Coconut Milk, Healthy Coconut Milk


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Nothing better than Indian style homemade coconut milk with it's soothing flavour, pleasing aroma and rich mouth-feel which have a knack of warming the soul! This wonderful coconut milk is used often in South Indian recipes, especially in Kerala. It is also a common ingredient in Thai cooking.

However, the use of Indian style homemade coconut milk extends beyond being merely an ingredient. Slightly sweetened coconut milk is an all-time favourite accompaniment for Appam and Idiyappam. It is poured over the spongy Aapam and allowed to soak for a few seconds, after which the dish is enjoyed as such or with a spicy curry.

Though, coconut milk and coconut milk powder are easily available in the market yet homemade coconut milk is healthy and more hygienic. I prefer making coconut milk at home when I am making any Thai or South Indian dishes that use coconut milk.

how to make coconut milk is very simple and quick, all you need to do is grate fresh coconut and transfer to a mixer jar. Further, add warm water which will help coconut soften. Blend it very well. Next, place a muslin cloth on a deep bowl. Strain the blended coconut milk through the damp muslin cloth and squeeze it using hands. Store coconut milk in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and use as required.

homemade coconut milk is made from just freshly grated coconut and water and hence is a healthy coconut milk. Coconut milk contains some amount of potassium which is beneficial for those with high blood pressure. The lauric acid present in coconut milk has a positive effect on cholesterol levels improves heart health too.

Mildly-sweetened Coconut Milk is also enjoyed as a beverage at times, as it has a soothing and healing effect on our body – to the extent that it can cure mouth ulcers. Coconut Milk can be stored for two days in the fridge, in a dry and airtight container.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.5 cups (21 tbsp )
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Ingredients

For Coconut Milk
1 1/2 cups freshly grated coconut
1 cup water
Method
For coconut milk

    For coconut milk
  1. Combine the coconut and 1 cup of warm water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Strain on a damp muslin cloth in a deep bowl and squeeze it with your hands.
  3. Store the homemade coconut milk in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and use as required.

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How to make coconut milk

  1. To prepare coconut milk | Indian style homemade coconut milk | healthy coconut milk | break open a fresh coconut and using a traditional manual grater grate the white flesh and transfer to a mixer jar.
  2. Add 1 cup of warm water in a mixer. Warm water helps in softening the coconut.
  3. Blend till smooth.
  4. Place a damp muslin cloth on a deep bowl.
  5. Strain the blended coconut milk through the damp muslin cloth.
  6. Squeeze homemade coconut milk with your hands. This thick coconut milk is called 1st extract and can be used to make curries. Similarly, you can make other vegan products like almond milk, Homemade oat milk, tofu and soya curds.
  7. Store  coconut milk | Indian style homemade coconut milk | healthy coconut milk |  in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and use as required. You can use the homemade coconut milk recipe right away to make delectable dishes like vegetable stew, appam and coconut milk pulao.
  8. You can further go ahead and put the coconut shreds with 1-1.5 cup of warm water in the blender. Blend and strain to get 2nd thin coconut extract which can be used to make milkshakes like thai smoothie and oats, coconut milk. You can store this in the refrigerator or further go ahead and make 3rd thinner coconut extract. You can use the leftover coconut residue to make coconut flour

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy32 cal
Protein0.3 g
Carbohydrates0.9 g
Fiber1 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.4 mg

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Coconut Milk ( South Indian Recipes)
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 on 12 Jul 16 10:09 AM


This coconut milk is very healthy as it has the good fats and great for endurance athletes. I use it also to make Thai Curry and also to put it in my protein shake.