Nariyal - Coconut recipes

Recipes using Coconut or kopra

There are many coconut recipes. South Indian recipes use coconuts in many ways.

Coconut is known as Sriphal, Nariyal(Hindi), Naral(Marathi), tenginkai(Kannada, Tenga(Tamil) etc in Indian languages.

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Coconut is used in fresh or dried form. The dried coconut is known as Kopra, copra, khobre, khobbari etc. There are various forms in which coconut is used. Each form of coconut has it's distinct taste, consistancy and nutritional benefits.

Fresh grated coconut, coconut oil, desscicated coconut, coconut milk, coconut milk powder, coconut water / juice, kopra ( dry coconut), these are all the ways coconut is used in cooking.

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Grated Coconut In India, people in the coastal region use lots of coconuts in their recipes. South Indian Cuisine, Kerala foods, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh uses coconut a lot.

Goan cuisine also has coconut in different forms. Chutneys, curries, sweets, vegetable dishes, snacks, rice dishes etc., everything has coconut in some form.

Nariyal - Coconut recipes

Coconut burfi - Narial burfi - kobbari mithai

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut. Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time. It is a popular recipe for Raksha Bandhan.

Sweet coconut rice - Narali bhaat

How to make Sweet coconut Rice - Maharashtrian Narali bhaat 

Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.


Coconut green chutney

- made with fresh grated coconut, roasted gram (puthani), coriander leaves and green chilies.

Accompaniment for idli, dosa, uttappa, chapati , rava idli etc.


Dry coconut chutney

North Karnataka recipe. Chutney stays good for more than a month. Serve with jowar roti, chapati, sprinkle on sandwiches.


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