Have you ever wondered how versatile coconut is?! It gives us rejuvenating coconut water which soothes our soul and cools us down in no time. And then, you have the crunchy, juicy and extremely versatile coconut meat. Take it (as a fruit) or add it to your meals, a spoonful of coconut flesh helps to add a nutty aroma and a unique character to your meals. You can also squeeze the flesh of the coconut to obtain milk – coconut milk not only serves as a dairy substitute, but is also used to prepare a variety of dishes. What adds to the popularity is its availability. You will easily find coconut in any vegetable shop or supermarket near you. But cracking a coconut is not as easy as it seems. Most of the time, we waste half the water and meat when cracking the outer shell. Very relatable, isn’t it? But fret not; As always, we have your back!
We’ve got a unique and super easy hack that can help you crack open a coconut without any extra effort. All you have to do is keep a skewer handy. Yes, you heard us! Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor shared this kitchen tip on his Instagram and wrote, “Innovative Coconut Hack – Check out this hack it will help you a lot and make your use of coconut easier. Check it out now!”
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Kitchen Tips: 5 easy ways to crack a coconut, shared by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor:
Step 1. Peel off dry, excess skin.
Step 2. Poke a hole in the top of the coconut with a skewer and transfer the water to a glass.
Step 3. Break the coconut into two parts.
Step 4. Place each half on the gas stove and smoke the tough outer shell.
Step 5. Now, easily take out the meat and it is ready for consumption.
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Very easy; Is not it? Now that you have coconut meat handy, here are some amazing recipes for you to try. Click here for some of our favorite coconut-based recipes.
Let us know which recipe you liked the most in the comment section below.
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