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coconut recipes | 1727 South Indian, Maharashtrain, Indian coconut cecipe collection

Cocnut Recipe Collection. Coconut, also known as Nariyal, is a hard fruit that grows in tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world and is widely used in Indian Cuisine, especially south Indian. It can be used in a dried form, paste, grated or even toasted. Not only is it used to make sweet coconut dishes, it is also used as main ingredient in many savory coconut dishes.

Coconut Recipes, South Indian Recipes

Mysore Masala DosaMysore Masala Dosa

It is a wide known fact that most of the dishes of the South use coconut in them. From simple dishes like Rava Vada and Rava Bonda, where little coconut is added for flavor enhancing to dishes like Mysore Masala Dosa where the base of the masala is a heavy coconut flavor, every dish gets perked up!

Coconut also serves as a base for a variety of curries and dals, the two of the most popular ones being the Mangaloren drumstick curry and Sambar served with rice. The South Indians love their Coconut Rice and Coconut water which is abundantly available. Make your own coconut cream to make curries. 

Cabbage Stir FryCabbage Stir Fry

Use fresh grated coconut in  cabbage stir fry, which is also known as foogath, and as one of the main ingredients in Kadubu which are steamed dumplings with a sweet or savory taste. This goes to show the abundance of coconut recipes!

Coconut Recipes, Maharashtrian Recipes

Bharleli VaangiBharleli Vaangi

Another cuisine that heavily utilizes coconut is the Maharashtrian cuisine. It can be used as an additional flavor to the already tasty Rava Thalipeeth or as a part of the stuffing and gravy to be stuffed into eggplants in Bharleli Vaangi, a semi dry subzi with other aromatics as well. Tendli Bhaat, a famous rice dish with ivy gourd, is cooked in a rich spice powder with one of the ingredients being nariyal. A similar blend of spices with coconut is also used in making a gravy Green Peas Ambti and can be eaten with Bhakri or parathas

Coconut Recipes, Indian Desserts

Kopra PakKopra Pak

Not only is coconut known for providing a kick of taste to savory food, you can also make great Coconut Dishes like desserts/mithais with it. Traditional Indian sweets like Kopra Pak (kopra means coconut) have rich, really intense flavor of coconut when cooked with milk and also has a really nice texture. On a similar note, there is Nariyal Vadi, made with fresh coconut and sugar with added dry fruits to give you a rich taste. Coconut Ladoo make a great addition to festivities.

Coconut Recipes, Snacks/ Side Dish

Capsicum ChutneyCapsicum Chutney

Coconut is one such ingredient that you can make numerous side dishes with. There is plain Coconut Chutney for all the dosas and idlis, Capsicum Chutney for a hot lunch with rice and ghee, Mysore Chutney to top on potato bhaji and dosas and many other varieties with coconut. Coconut adds to the semi-sweet taste of green peas in the perfect tea-time snack, Ghughras. Another great snack idea is Dhokla with Coconut Sauce. Khatta Dhoklas covered in a rich, creamy coconut sauce is a recipe that is prepared to impress.

International Recipes using Coconut

Burmese KhowsueyBurmese Khowsuey

Apart from the fresh and dried varieties of coconut, international cuisine widely uses Coconut Milk. The Burmese use it to make their famous khowsuey, a thick, creamy gravy and noodles and the Thai use it for the Thai Green Curry, a curry flavored with lemongrass, coconut milk and other spices. Use desiccated coconut to make chocolate coconut dessert.

We hope you liked this article on Nariyal/coconut recipes.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes using coconut:

Valor Papdi Nu ShakValor Papdi Nu Shak

1. Almond, berry and coconut cake

2. Nariyal roti

3. Malabar curry

4. Valor Papdi nu Shaak

We hope you enjoy our Coconut Recipe Collection, south indian recipe collection given below and would love to hear your comments.

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Coconut Chutney  ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1653
09 Oct 18

 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
Coconut Chutney ( Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1467
30 Mar 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Coconut chutney is to south indians what green and sweet chutneys are to the north. It is served almost every day as a part of the breakfast spread, and sometimes at lunch and dinner times too, if there is any kind of snack being served. It goes well with fried snacks like vada, as well as with stea ....
Vegetable Rava Idli with Coconut Chutney
Recipe# 33104
26 Jul 17

 by Tarla Dalal
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 i ....
Coconut Chutney ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33386
15 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An all time favourite accompaniment to be served with south indian delicacy snacks.
Fried Coconut Chutney, South Indian Recipe
Recipe# 32668
20 Dec 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, one chutney or the other is usually required to be served – either to accompany idlis , dosas and other tiffin varieties, or as a side dish for rice preparations. With coconu ....
Bhindi Mappas,  Bhindi in Coconut Gravy, Kerala Vendakka  Recipe
Recipe# 32908
24 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite of the Syrian Christians in Kerala, Bhindi Mappas features sautéed bhindi in aromatic coconut milk gravy. Although the bhindi does take some time to cook, this recipe is otherwise quite easy as it makes use of everyday ingredients and simple cooking methods. An assortm ....
Coconut Pulao
Recipe# 1746
30 May 17

 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional recipe from goa, the coconut pulao is characteristic of the cuisine of the west coast where coconuts and cashews are used abundantly. Cooked in coconut milk and garnished with cashews and coconut slivers, this is indeed rich fare! You can also try other
Khatta Dhokla Topped with Coconut Sauce
Recipe# 216
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe packages soft and splendid khatta dhoklas in an all-new, super exciting form. Here, the dhoklas are bathed in a creamy coconut sauce, made of coconut milk perked up with a simple tempering and spiced up with green chilli paste. Curry leaves give the coconut sauce a wonderful aroma an ....
Coconut Sauce
Recipe# 1668
25 Nov 15

 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, thi ....
Hara Chana Coconut Curry with Methi Muthia
Recipe# 1683
12 Aug 16

 by Tarla Dalal
When you deep-fry dumplings of fenugreek leaves bound together by wheat flour and besan, you get really tasty Methi Muthias. These muthias have a wonderful crispness, an enjoyable level of bitterness and a mildly spicy flavour. They get even better when served in the Hara Chana Coconut Curry, ....
Baked Layered Coconut Rice with Curry
Recipe# 1582
12 Aug 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Watch out for that look of bliss on the face of the diners after they try this delectable recipe! You cannot expect anything less, given the mind-blowing mouth-feel and exciting range of flavours that this dish offers you. Here, we begin with rice cooked in coconut milk, which has a soothing f ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
17 Sep 18

 
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 per ....
Corn and Potato Handvo with Coconut Sauce ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33315
16 May 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Corn and potato handvo with coconut sauce, the innovation here is not just in the handvo, but in the accompaniment too! why settle for normal chutney or sauce when you can be different there too – try making this lovely coconut sauce instead! handvo is usually made with a batter of rice and urad dal ....
Healthy Coconut Chutney
Recipe# 22303
14 Mar 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Coconut is high in saturated (bad) fats that cause obesity and heart diseases and aggravate diabetes. Reduce the quantity of coconut you normally use and add roasted coriander, urad dal and chana dal for healthier, tastier chutney.
Coconut Sheera
Recipe# 2028
29 Jun 18

 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 c ....
Paneer in Coconut Gravy
Recipe# 252
21 May 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
The combination of onion-green chilli-ginger paste with coconut milk makes paneer in coconut gravy taste like a variety of keralite-stew. It goes well with roti and rice, and is very comforting if served hot, with a generous sprinkling of coriander, on a cold winter’s day!
Masala Mixed Sprouts Salad with Coconut
Recipe# 34001
27 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Simple, fuss-free and delicious: the best way to describe this salad. It is a crisp and tangy salad with basic Indian flavours from chaat masala, coriander and lemon juice. Serve this as a salad, or serve this as a snack if you are watching your weight. It is extremely filling and healthy. However e ....
Coconut Rice, South Indian Coconut Rice
Recipe# 32890
30 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Rice preparations that highlight a single ingredient like Lemon Rice , Tamarind Rice , Raw Mango Rice or Coconut Rice< ....
Microwave Coconut Barfi
Recipe# 4937
20 Aug 10

 
by Tarla Dalal
Grated coconut is cooked to perfection with sugar, milk and ghee to make this all time favourite barfi. Be very careful whilst cooking this dessert as even a few extra seconds can cause the barfi to harden up.
Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce
Recipe# 218
30 Mar 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Mini idlis, with loads of spinach in the batter, are tasty and healthy too. Instead of the standard sambhar combo, here the idlis are floated in a soothing coconut sauce with mild hints of green chillies. Mini idlis in coconut sauce is an innovative cocktail snack – just remember to serve it piping ....
Coconut Curry with Fried Rice
Recipe# 1252
19 Aug 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Of Mexican origin, this dish has travelled across the globe and won many fans! Coconut Curry with Fried Rice is relatively easy to make, sumptuous and has a mind-blowing flavour... what more can you ask for! The rice is prepared quickly and easily by tossin ....
Coconut Milk ( Thai Cooking )
Recipe# 428
22 Sep 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Think Thai Cooking and you immediately think of Coconut Milk! Ah, this marvelous ingredient... it is nothing short of magical. Its soothing flavour, pleasing aroma and rich mouth-feel rise above even the spiciest of ingredients, to give t ....
Coconut and Paneer Puranpoli, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33252
16 Sep 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut and paneer puranpoli, an unusual but delectable variation of the traditional puranpoli, this sweet delicacy is a must try. All those with a sweet tooth will go gaga over this because it is not only yummy but also healthy and protein-rich. Ensure you cook the paneer well till it is dry, ....
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