Sunday, June 12, 2011

How to make Coconut Milk

Have you heard of the term BPA - bisphenol? BPA is a an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins. Epoxy resins can be used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, baby formula cans etc. This chemical is really dangerous and the cumulative effect of being exposed to even minuscule amounts of BPA from cans, bottles, plates and all other sources over the years can eventually spell serious trouble for your child. Now do you understand what I am coming to? Yes instead of grabbing a can of Coconut milk next time try making it at home. So simple and easy to make, 100%  all natural without any "EPOXY RESINS". You can add Coconut milk to vegetable dishes, milk shakes instead of milk, ice creams. Will soon post ice creams using Coconut Milk.


Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
Cooking Time - Nil
Serves - 2


Ingredients


Grated/Shredded Fresh Unsweetened Coconut - 1 Cup (Packed)
Water - 2 1/2 Cups


Method


1) Soak Coconut in 2 cups of water for at least an hour. Now pour this in your blender and blend on high speed for 1-2 Minutes


2) Pour the content through a strainer and collect the coconut milk in a container below. 
Squeeze out the collected pulp and once again place it in your blender and add the reserved half a cup water and blend once again. Repeat the same step as above and squeeze out the pulp thoroughly and use it in garnishing your vegetable curries.










Note - You can also warm the coconut milk slightly and add Xylitol to sweeten it and 1/2 tsp of freshly crushed black pepper and enjoy during winter months.






22 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very detailed and informative post...useful one too..

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Thanks for sharing it...Never soaked the coconut in water before grinding...Thanks for the tips..

aipi said...

I prefer homemade products wherever I can ~ good work spreading the awareness.
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Hari Chandana said...

Very useful post.. thanks for sharing !!
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Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sadhana
I like this detailed procedure for making coconut milk. The packed ones really dont have any taste and I cant use it.
Now I will try this method, next time I cook some Malabar dish.
I appreciate your great interest in BPA and chemistry. I have worked with BPA for many many years and it reminds me of old days. your observation that BPA may come out of epoxy resins, is interesting. I am curious to know how it can happen with epoxies and will have a look at tech documents.
Have a nice week

Sarah said...

A very useful post, dear! I agree that there is no replacement for freshly squeezed coconut milk. And coming from the land of coconuts, nothing else suffices my tastebuds :) For once, Im so glad that we dont certain things in India esp canned coconut milk. I wonder if BPA is found in other canned products as well.. will keep a look out from now on... I'll be waiting for your ice-creams with coconut milk :)

Jay said...

very interesting...healthy n flavorful version..:)
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Priya Sreeram said...

super wow- nice info there on BPA !!

Prathibha said...

nice post..

Raji said...

Nice and informative post...looking forward for your recipes with home made coconut milk.

Chaitanya said...

thanks for sharing about the metalic cans coating. very illustrative way of making coconut milk.... will make this time instead of buying it ...
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Prathima Shivraj said...

It's really very informative for me, thanx dear.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very interesting and so helpful post !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Coconut Milk looks yummy and comforting.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Looks lovely and delicious..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, the method sounds easy enough and with great results too.

Priya said...

I do prepare the same way too, i dont like those canned one..very informative and useful post for most of us..

Miriam said...

Fabulous! I love fresh coconut :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Suman Singh said...

This is such an informative post..thanks for sharing!

Faith said...

Homemade coconut milk is so delicious, great post!

Judee @ gluten Free A-Z said...

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Leo said...

Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information.

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