Fresh Coconut Milk

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Mini Ravindran

Make your own coconut milk to use in South Indian,Thai or Ceylonese Curry dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 fresh coconuts
  • 1 quart of lukewarm water


  1. Pierce 2 of the eyes in the top of each coconut and drain off the coconut water.
  2. Crack open the nuts; remove and grate the flesh.
  3. Place the grated coconut in a bowl with 1-cup water.
  4. Leave to stand for 30 minutes, then gradually blend the mixture in a blender and strain it through a fine sieve to obtain thick coconut milk.
  5. Add the remaining water to the sieved coconut and allow to stand for another 30 minutes.
  6. Blend and sieve as before to obtain thin coconut milk.
  7. Thin coconut milk can be used as the liquid when steaming vegetables.
  8. The thick coconut milk is poured over the vegetables the last couple of minutes of cooking time to warm it before the dish is served.

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