Thursday, May 23, 2013

coconut milk extracting

Coconut milk is used in recipes such as kuzhambu, paal saaru, side dish for appam, briyani, etc.,
Coconut milk has to be extracted from fresh coconut.
Coconut should not be tender.

coconut scrap               : 1/2 cup
lukewarm water            : 1 cup

Extracting milk from coconut scrap :

Now take 1/2 cup coconut scrap in a mixie jar.

Run for 2 or 3 rounds only.

Add 1/2 cup lukewarm water ( heat water in a vessel till air bubbles are formed at the bottom ) and again run 2 or 3 round.

Now strain through a colander.
this is first milk which is very thick.

Put back that strained coconut scrap in mixie again.
Add 1/4 cup of water.
Run 1 to 2 rounds.
Extract the milk.
Now what you have got is second milk thinner than first one.
Repeat again to get third milk.
Third milk is very thin and watery.

Note : milk can also be squeezed out of coconut scrap with hand.