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home-made-coconut-milk-from scratch

Homemade Coconut Milk From Scratch


  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

Description

Recipe for homemade coconut milk from scratch. A basic essential ingredient used in a lot of Indian curries.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 whole Coconut
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

First Pressed Coconut Milk – Thick Milk

  1. Take one whole coconut and remove the coconut meat and set aside. Grind it with 1.5 cups of water in a blender for 2 minutes to a smooth paste. Pass the ground coconut paste through a colander/strainer and squeeze all the liquid. The liquid you get is the first thick milk. Set aside separately. First pressed milk is generally not heated as its very delicate and may curdle easily. Its added to the curries at the end of cooking.

Second Pressed Coconut Milk

  1. Add another 1.5 cups of water to the coconut dregs and run it again in the heavy duty blender for 2 minutes. Pass the ground mixture again through a colander/strainer and squeeze all the liquid. The liquid you get is the second light milk. Set aside separately.

Third Pressed Coconut Milk – Final Milk

  1. Add another 1 cup of water to the coconut dregs and run it again in the heavy duty blender for 2 minutes. Pass the ground mixture again through a colander/strainer and squeeze all the liquid. The liquid you get is the third light milk. Set aside separately. Discard the coconut dregs after extracting the third milk.
  • Category: Basics
  • Cuisine: South Indian