Coconut Milk ( Thai Cooking )


Coconut Milk ( Thai Cooking )

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Think Thai Cooking and you immediately think of Coconut Milk! Ah, this marvelous ingredient... it is nothing short of magical. Its soothing flavour, pleasing aroma and rich mouth-feel rise above even the spiciest of ingredients, to give the dish a characteristic Thai touch.


In fact, if it were not for the use of coconut milk, the abundant use of garlic and spices might make Thai dishes a bit overwhelming – but this great ingredient balances all other flavours and makes a dish taste brilliant!


Coconut Milk is also used extensively in South Indian cooking, especially Kerala cuisine. You can make Coconut Milk at home and store it in the fridge for two days.

Coconut Milk ( Thai Cooking ) recipe - How to make Coconut Milk ( Thai Cooking )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 cups
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Ingredients

1 cup freshly grated coconut
2 cups water

Method
    Method
  1. Combine the coconut and 2 cups of water in a deep bowl, covr with a lid and keep aside for 2 hours.
  2. Squeeze the coconut along with the water.
  3. Strain it using a damp muslin cloth and squeeze out using your hands.
  4. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy222 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates6.5 g
Fiber6.8 g
Fat20.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10 mg

Reviews

Coconut Milk
 on 30 Dec 10 01:03 PM
5

Used so much in south indian and thai cooking, I always wanted to make this at home! thanks for the recipe!