Coconut recipes collection– I am sharing collection of 50 plus tasty and easy coconut recipes made with freshly grated coconut or dry coconut or coconut milk. Ranging from coconut rice recipes to coconut side dish recipes to coconut dessert recipes, which one would you make first? Read on for detailed recipes and enjoy!
As you may know in south India coconut is one of the widely used ingredients in day to day cooking. Mostly we use coconut as garnish in poriyal or stir fry recipes, to thicken kootu or curries. Also in some recipes coconut is the main ingredient like coconut rice or thengai thogayal.
Coconut is known as thengai in Tamil, Nariyal in Hindi. While fresh coconut is used in south India and southern coastal regions due to it’s abundance growth, dry coconut or kopra is used in north Indian cuisine.
There is being a long debate on whether coconut is healthy and as far as I know anything in moderation is good. Coconut has some amazing health benefits and nutrition.
Health Benefits of Coconut
helps in increasing the immunity
helps in treating diabetis
Good for mild stomach ulcers (coconut milk)
Helps in treating mouth ulcer
coconut oil is excellent ingredient for skin care
Coconut oil is also a very good moisturizer
Coconut Recipes Collection:
Below I am listing a compilation of 50 plus easy coconut recipes that I have blogged so far. I have categorized the recipes as coconut rice recipes, coconut chutney recipes, coconut sweet recipes. Please click on the recipe name or picture for detailed recipe with step by step photo and video.
You might also like to check out my other recipes collection here
Coconut Rice Recipes
Coconut rice recipe– an easy and quick south Indian rice recipe made with freshly grated coconut and other south Indian tempering. You can serve this spicy yet delicately flavored coconut rice with avial or vadam or even potato fry
Coconut milk pulao– this is a mild yet rich tasting pulao with the flavor of coconut milk. Serve coconut milk pulao with raita or spicy veg curry.
Coconut curry recipes
Veg korma restaurant style- Typical restaurant style veg korma with fresh coconut masala. In this korma recipe you can add one or more veggies. Also check idiyappam kuruma recipe with coconut and this tomato curry.
Avial– The quintessential south Indian curry made with myriad of veggies simmered in a spicy coconut-green chili-cumin masala. It is one of the most loved recipe from Tamil nadu and Kerala. You can serve with adai or rice.
Poricha Kuzhambu– Delicious south Indian gravy or kuzhambu with boiled lentils and coconut. You can use as many veggies as you like in this recipe. Again tastes best with rice.
Pudalanggai Kootu– South Indian comfort food made with snake gourd and fresh coconut masala.
Coconut Breakfast Recipes
Sago idli– super easy to make delicious and soft idli with sago and coconut.
neer dosa: soft, lacy and tasty crepes made with raw rice and coconut.
Coconut chutney recipes
Red coconut chutney– easy and flavorful coconut chutney made with red chilies and grated coconut
Coconut Sweets, beverages and snacks recipes
Coconut cookies– easy to bake eggless coconut cookies like what you get in Indian bakeries.
Eggless coconut cake– Super easy to make delicious and yummy coconut cake without eggs and butter.
Mango coconut jelly– Thai style vegan mango coconut jelly with agar agar
Vegan mango ice cream- easy no churn mango ice cream with coconut cream and fresh mango pulp.