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Sunday, March 21, 2010


Too tough to break a Coconut ? Put it in a hot oven for 15 mins or place it in the freezer for 30 mins & the shell & coconut inside get dislodged. Then hammer it & you can get an entire coconut in minutes ...

Scrape the brown outer skin of the coconut with a potato peeler.

Shred the coconut & its ready to turn into yum chutneys.

GREEN COCONUT CHUTNEY RECIPE (Thanks to Smitha for sharing this recipe, this version is more spicy)

Recipe makes about 3 cups of chutney - enough to serve 3-4

1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil, add 1 tablespoon Chana dal, 2 dry red chillies, 2.5 tablespoons green chilli paste (or pieces) (less to make it less spicy), pinch of hing/asafetida.

Add 1/2 of the shredded coconut (1/2 pack frozen coconut (thawed), salt to taste & saute on medium flame for 2-3 mins.

If you want to make it less spicy, you can add less of dry red chillies & green chillies.

2. Put this mixture in a blender, add 2 cups water & blend to a coarse/fine paste. (depending on your liking)

3. Tempering for chutney - Heat 1 teaspoon oil, then add 1/2 teaspoon urad dal (white, split) & curry leaves. Add this to the chutney, mix & serve.

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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