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191 desiccated coconut recipes


Last Updated : Nov 10,2018




desiccated coconut recipes | 191 desiccated coconut recipe collections

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Desiccated coconut is made from the white, juicy fleshy part of the coconut. It is made by drying out the moisture from the coconut till the moisture content is nearly 3 percent which results in really crisp, bright white dried coconut. This desiccated coconut can be converted into flakes, shreds or even granules. It is mostly used in confectionaries, cakes and puddings.

Confectionery Desiccated Coconut Recipes

Chunky Chocolate Peanut Butter CookieChunky Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie

Confectionery items are those items that are predominantly made with sugar and carbohydrates and includes different types of sweets and chocolates. Desiccated coconut is mostly considered a confectioners item because it is used so much in that industry. Eggless Coconut Cookies are crunchy, delectable cookies that can served at fancy tea parties or at even at chai tapris on the road and they will taste equally amazing.  Peanut butter and coconut go very well together. And if we add chocolate to the mix, it is a match made in heaven. That is why Chunky Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies taste like Christmas in our mouth. 

Speaking of Christmas, it is a festival of cookies, sweets and snow and what better way to celebrate it than with Chocolate Snowballs. Desiccated Coconut looks like little snowflakes and gives a Christmas effect when coated over delicious chocolate balls. A lot of people don’t like eating coconut in this form but rather eat it when the taste is a little subtle. The subtleness comes out when you make Coconut Butter by simply grinding the desiccated coconut.

Desiccated Coconut Recipes for Indian Sweets

Coconut ChikkiCoconut Chikki

When festival seasons approach, all Indians brush up on their sweet making skills whether it be ladoo, barfi or basundi. Coconut sweets are also ever popular during such festive times. Coconut Ladoos are the easiest to make and the tastiest for sure. They are sweetened with a rich condensed milk and then coated in little flaky desiccated coconut as well.  Another unique tasting sweet is Coconut Chikki that can be served at any occasion or even at Raksha Bandhan! Halim Ladoo is a Maharashtrian dessert which is made with cress seeds. This is given to pregnant women to give them proper nutrients but can also be used in festive times as well. Flavored with jaggery for sweetness and coconut for nuttiness, it is an absolute delight.  Even though Meetha Pan is not a sweet in the traditional way, it is a long standing tradition to eat it after meals throughout India for that touch of sweetness and freshness that is provided by coconut.

Savory Desiccated Coconut Recipes

Vegetable KalvanVegetable Kalvan

Not only is coconut used for sweets but it is also used in various savory Indian recipes. In Maharashtra, an intensely flavored dish called Vegetable Kalvan is made with a rich gravy consisting of onions, tomatoes, and the flavor provider – coconut. Palak Makai Khaas is an easy, delectable Indian party dish that isn’t as complicated as it actually sounds. Hardly taking 10 minutes to cook, the eternal pair of corn and spinach is a made better with a mild hint of coconut running through it. If not as one of the main ingredients, desiccated coconut is tastes amazing when used as a garnish over subzis like Shepu Chi Bhaji.

Desiccated Coconut Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Coconut CakeChocolate Coconut Cake

As you already know, this is one of the best ways to use coconut and there are so many innovative ways you can do this. From tropical desserts like Layered Fruit, White Chocolate and Coconut Biscuit that mouth-watering and loaded with so many toppings to more simple things like a Chocolate Coconut Cake, which is perfect for having at any time of the day!

Coconut is also a great option for vegans as they don’t consume dairy products. The Coconut Chocolate Vegan Dessert is healthy and only made with cocoa powder and coconut products. It is different in taste but still just as yummy is desserts with dairy.

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Coconut Butter with Desiccated Coconut
Recipe# 41881
27 Jun 17

 by Tarla Dalal
People all over the world are rediscovering the magic of the humble coconut, which is an everyday sight in India. It is interesting to note that this common nut can be used to make several exotic yet super healthy ingredients like coconut flour, coconut butter and so on. This recipe shows you ho ....
Crispy Chocolate Balls
Recipe# 33630
30 Jun 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Treat your little ones to homemade chocolate balls. These dainty balls get their crunch from the puffed rice and biscuit and sweetness from the jam and chocolate. The coloured vermicelli finish adds to its appeal, tempting children to pick them up. Kids will also love
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe
Recipe# 636
16 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets . Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
Chocolate Coconut Cake
Recipe# 1932
08 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An irresistible cake with the dense aroma of brown sugar, the creamy texture of coconut, and the rich flavor of cocoa, the chocolate coconut cake is a perfect accompaniment to tea with a special person on a special day! You will also appreciate the fact that it is more or less a no-fuss recipe that ....
Chocolaty, Coconut, Peanut and Orange Cookies
Recipe# 1949
16 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Chocolaty, Coconut, Peanut and Orange Cookies offer nothing short of a burst of flavours in every bite! Your tongue reels in delight as the cookie teases your taste buds with tangy, sweet, bitter and soft notes all at the same time. Using brown sugar imparts an intense flavour to the cookies ....
Sweet Potato and Sesame Croquettes
Recipe# 444
26 Nov 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Serve it as a snack with tea or as a starter at a party, in any case these Sweet Potato and Sesame Croquettes will vanish within seconds of being placed on the table! Whether it is the crispy texture of this snack, the appetizing aroma of roasted sesame, the succulent mouth-feel of mashed potatoes, ....
White Chocolate and Pistachio Balls
Recipe# 4713
23 Sep 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A box of handmade sweets, lovingly prepared by you, is perhaps the warmest way to greet a special someone. And if you have not been doing this, under the assumption that chocolates and sweets are tough to make, then here is a recipe that will change your opinion right away. White Chocolate and Pista ....
Golpapdi
Recipe# 2938
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
These serve as a good snack in the evening and can even be the best thing to have early in the morning when you feel little nauseous. Jaggery, apart from being a good source of iron, acts as an instant "pick me up". Although ghee is a good source of vitamin A, it should be had in moderation beca ....
Spinach and Baby Corn Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 355
13 Mar 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy baby corn and roughly chopped spinach make a great combination for soup. The clear soup dotted with baby corn discs and green spinach leaves is a treat to the eye as much as it is to taste. A bit of tabasco sauce endows the soup with just the right amount of spice. It tastes super when ....
White Chocolate Pistachio Truffles
Recipe# 1953
26 Nov 12

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
These delicious creamy white chocolate truffles will testify that nothing is as nice as home-made chocolates.
Crispy Coconut Cookies
Recipe# 2283
11 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the rich mouth-feel and chewy delightfulness of Crispy Coconut Cookies. The appealing aroma of baked coconut and melted butter that emanates from the oven will draw you to bite into a cookie as soon as it is out of the oven, but do control the urge and wait till it cools down, a ....
Eggless Coconut Cookies
Recipe# 2531
31 Aug 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Coconut Cookies are a favourite with everybody. From gourmet bakeries to roadside tea-stalls, everybody stocks this yummy cookie. With the inimitable crunch of desiccated coconut and the enticing aroma of butter, these delectable Eggless Coconut Cookies will be worthy company at
Vegetable Kalvan
Recipe# 4375
09 Aug 16

 by Tarla Dalal
An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders. This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy th ....
White Chocolate Pistachio Pie
Recipe# 1919
03 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A coconut flavoured chocolate crust topped with a delicious, creamy white chocolate and pistachio filling.
Palak Makai Khaas
Recipe# 30996
27 Jul 08

 by Tarla Dalal
A rich preparation of spinach and sweet corn, cooked with a wide assortment of ingredients ranging from coconut for texture to fenugreek leaves for a lilting aroma that one cannot resist... indeed, the Palak Makai Khaas is a luxuriant dish perfect for a
Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls
Recipe# 792
10 Nov 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
The Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Ball is an outta-the-world sweet treat, which can be had as a nutritious evening snack or double-up as a mithai for Diwali and other festivals . While ....
Tropical Ambrosia
Recipe# 4727
23 Sep 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Sautéing desiccated coconut with sugar results in a crunchy topping that complements the pleasantly sour taste of thick curds. In this luscious dessert, an assortment of tropical fruits is topped with a creamy curd mixture and garnished with the caramelised coconut mixture. A small dose of powde ....
Layered Fruit, White Chocolate and Coconut Biscuit Dessert
Recipe# 4723
05 Sep 16

 by Tarla Dalal
An absolutely delightful dessert, made exclusively for white chocolate lovers! We have chosen a tangy and peppy combination of fruits for this dessert as they contrast beautifully with the white chocolate sauce. In this mouth-watering creation, the fruits are layered with white chocolate sauce ....
Healthy No Bake Cookies, Peanut Butter and Muesli Cookies
Recipe# 37438
26 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can make a toothsome cookie within minutes, without even requiring any baking! Crushed digestive biscuits together with crunchy and wholesome ingredients like muesli and wheat bran are mixed into a dough, shaped into cookies. That’s all there is to it! Dotted with chocolate chips and ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
07 Nov 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
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