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 Best 15 Coconut Recipes, Indian Coconut Food

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018

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15 Best Coconut Recipes, Indian Coconut Food

Coconut is a tropical fruit that is rich in protein. The meat of the coconut is very good in destroying intestinal parasites that we get from eating infected food. The coconut water/juice is a nutritious refreshing drink especially for those people with kidney and urinary bladder problems. Coconut juice is highly alkaline.

Try Coconut Rice. Here, in this delectable Coconut Rice recipe, you will be able to savour the satiating texture and nutty flavour of coconut, perked up with a traditional tempering of mustard seeds, dals, etc.

Coconut goes really well in making Indian Desserts. Coconut Sheera, with the creamy taste of not just coconut but coconut milk too, the Coconut Sheera has a good dose of semolina and crumbled mawa for added volume, and a dash of nuts for an exciting crunch.

Coconut Water with Coconut Meat has a pulpy texture, and when served chilled, it tingles your taste buds with the mildly-sweet but electrifying flavour, which is unique to coconut water.

best 15 coconut recipes, indian coconut food

Rice preparations that highlight a single ingredient like Lemon Rice , Tamarind Rice , Raw Mango Rice or Coconut Rice are more popular in south India than pulaos. Each of these has a unique flavour, which sets it apart from other rice preparations. Here, in this delectable Coconut Rice recipe, you will be able to savour the satiating texture and nutty flavour of coconut, perked up with a traditional tempering of mustard seeds, dals, etc. While sesame can be omitted from the recipe, adding it accentuates the flavour and aroma of the Coconut Rice making it all the more enjoyable. The crunch of roasted cashews is another aspect to look forward to in every mouthful of this delicious rice.
 by Tarla Dalal
Richness oozes out of very spoonful of this divine mithai. With the creamy taste of not just coconut but coconut milk too, the Coconut Sheera has a good dose of semolina and crumbled mawa for added volume, and a dash of nuts for an exciting crunch. Sweetened aptly with sugar and flavoured by classic Indian spices, this sheera is perfect for any special occasion .
 by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist! Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a period of cooling, the method is actually easy and foolproof if you follow the instructions properly, so you will find it completely worth the effort and time spent. The best part is that these ladoos will be thoroughly enjoyed by kids and adults as well. You can also pack this sweet Traditional Indian Favourites for your kids tiffin and yours too. If you enjoy enjoy coconut ladoo recipe, then try our other ladoo recipes like Besan Laddoo, Gaund Ke Ladoo and Churma Ladoo. Enjoy how to make Coconut and Rava Ladoo recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Let a spoonful of this creamy Coconut Sauce rest on your palate for a few seconds and you will be amazed by the varied flavours it has. From the spiciness of green chillies to the tanginess of the lemon juice, from the aromatic lure of curry leaves to the mellow soothing flavour of coconut milk, this lovely sauce has it all. It can be used as a mild accompaniment for dishes like Set Dosa, or used to prepare delicacies like Dosa Lasagne.
 by Tarla Dalal
Well, if you like dips and raitas, check out their South Indian equivalent – the refreshing raitas! Made by combining thick curds with veggies or other ingredients, the highlight of any pachadi is the traditional tempering, which adds an irresistible aroma to the simple dish, making it irresistible. Here is a delectable pachadi made of coconut and curds, perked up with ginger and green chillies. You will love the mellow yet tangy flavour of this pachadi with the pleasant crunch of coconut. Keep all the ingredients ready, but mix in the curd just before serving, so that it remains thick and creamy. Serve it fresh with tangy, spicy rice preparations like Tamarind Rice or Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes )
 by Tarla Dalal
This refreshing drink has a nice texture, which is quite unlike any juice you have ever had before. Coconut Water with Coconut Meat has a pulpy texture, and when served chilled, it tingles your taste buds with the mildly-sweet but electrifying flavour, which is unique to coconut water. Chill the coconut water earlier, but blend the drink just before serving. Do not blend it and then refrigerate because it will lose its fresh taste and texture. Some Filling Snacks and a glass of Coconut Water with Coconut Meat is enough to recharge you after a tiring day.
This exotic Coconut Vegetable Curry with Coconut Rice is a flavour-packed treat that will remain etched in your memory for ever! Rice that has been cooked with coconut milk and spices is served with a spicy vegetable curry that is flavoured with a rich masala paste. Assorted veggies add a splash of colours to this rice preparation, while abundant use of coconut milk in both the rice and the curry give it an elegance, which complements the intensity of the spice paste in a very balanced fashion. The total effect is mind-blowing and you will thoroughly enjoy this lip-smacking delicacy. To mellow the spicy flavour of the curry serve with accompaniments like Cucumber Pachadi or Red Pumpkin Pachadi .
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A mithai that is famous and well-loved all over India, the Coconut Barfi can now be prepared easily in the microwave oven. No need to sweat over the consistency of the sugar syrup or any such complications. Just follow the simple instructions, and very soon you will have a mouth-watering sweet, with the rich texture and flavour of coconut and khoya tinged with the intense aroma of saffron. In order to get the perfect colour and texture, make sure you scrape the coconut very finely, working on only the white portions and stopping as soon as you reach the brown crust, so you get pure white scrapings. Quickly whip up a sweet dish in the microwave oven during festivals like Diwali , Holi , Raksha Bandhan etc.
 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or Ragi Dosa . If you have grated coconut ready on hand, then it takes just minutes to prepare the coconut chutney, which makes it a popular accompaniment for breakfast. You can vary the amount of green chillies according to your taste. And, if you are serving this as the only accompaniment and want a bit of tang in it, you can also blend in a ½ inch piece of deseeded tamarind or 1 tsp of tamarind pulp.
 by Tarla Dalal
Ever imagined that contradictory experiences like ‘soothing’ and ‘perky’ can meet in one dish? Well, you must try this Hariyali Rice with Coconut Sauce to believe us. Minimal spices come together in a very thoughtful fashion to create a perfect blend of flavours in this dish. Vibrant green-coloured rice with the nutty flavour of spinach, combines ethereally with a comforting coconut sauce perked up with lemon juice, curry leaves and green chillies. Do not forget to season the coconut sauce with cumin seeds, as it makes a world of difference to the aroma of this dish.
The mellow flavour of fresh coconut transforms into a more exciting one when it is roasted to a golden brown. This particular Fried Coconut Chutney (Roasted Coconut Chutney) capitalizes on the rich taste of roasted coconut, which is teamed up with other taste and texture enhancers like roasted dal, tamarind and red chillies. It is quite an easy chutney, but has a totally different flavour from the soft fresh coconut chutney. Fried Coconut Chutney (Roasted Coconut Chutney) goes well with any South Indian tiffin, such as idlis or dosa. It is not unusual to see people enjoying Roasted Coconut Chutney with puri, chapati, Lemon Rice or just plain steamed rice topped with ghee. Since the coconut is roasted, this chutney stays good for quite a few hours, and can be safely packed in the dabba for lunch. Given below are step by step photos of Fried Coconut Chutney (Roasted Coconut Chutney) .
 by Tarla Dalal
There is fun in the air, and nobody can resist a treat or two in the weeks leading up to Christmas! Here is yet another treat to enjoy, and share with your friends – to make the festival season even more special. This unique Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake is made with rava instead of plain flour, which is usually the main ingredient in cakes. That gives this cake an enjoyably crumbly texture, which together with the flakiness of coconut makes the total effect mind-blowing. This recipe uses very little milk, so stick to the quantities mentioned, to get the batter consistency right.
Potli basically means pack, and that is exactly what is done in this recipe! A succulent paneer mixture is packed inside pleasant green-coloured potlis made of whole wheat flour and spinach puree. These precious packets are then cooked in a delicious coconut milk curry, which is excitingly flavoured with whole spices. Despite the exotic aura about this dish, it is surprisingly easy to prepare. A short cooking time and a simple procedure together with a lot of creativity gives you fabulous Stuffed Paneer Palak Potli in Coconut Curry! You can enjoy this dish as it is, but you could also serve with it Pulaos or Biryanis for a complete meal experience.
 by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick to prepare. Almost all South Indian snacks are served with a variety of chutneys on the side. This is a popular dosai chutney served in Tamil Nadu. This cooked chutney stays well for upto 2 days in an air-tight container in the fridge, but it is best when freshly prepared.
Dotted with vibrantly coloured, assorted veggies, this soft and sumptuous rava idli is a perfect dish to start your day with. The mild tanginess of curds and subtle notes of chilli paste make the Vegetable Rava Idli very flavourful, while veggies like sweet corn and carrot offer soft, juicy breaks in every mouthful. The Vegetable Rava Idli combines perfectly with this traditional Coconut Chutney, which gets an amazing flavour and wonderful aroma from the tempering. To save time on a busy morning, you can prepare the chutney the previous night and refrigerate. You can prepare the whole chutney recipe the previous day, or you can just grind the mixture and keep it ready. You can add the tempering just before serving for a fresh touch.
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Best 15 Coconut Recipes, Indian Coconut Food
 on 20 Jun 17 02:50 PM

Just loved your collection of coconut recipes. The South Indian Coconut rice is a fab lunch favourite of ours. My kids love the Rava Idli and Coconut Sheera.