Preparation info
  • Makes

    300 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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Grated coconut is best when it is fresh dried or desiccated coconut can also be used but it needs to be soaked, then chopped more finely or ground to a paste, otherwise it will be fibrous. If you can buy a proper coconut grater, your life will be much easier.


  • 1 coconut


Drain the coconut by punching a hole in two of the dark, coloured eyes. Drain out the liquid and use it as a refreshing drink. Holding the coconut in one hand, tap around the circumference firmly with a hammer or pestle. This should cause the coconut to split open evenly. If the coconut doesn’t crack easily, put it in a 150°C (300°F/Gas 2) oven for 15 minutes. This may cause it to crack as it c