SWEET COCONUT MILK FOR APPAM- IDIYAPPAM / KAYI HAALU / THENGAI PAAL RECIPE

Today i have for you all easy and simple Sweet Coconut Milk recipe that’s usually used as an accompaniment for appam- idiyappam . Known as Kayi haalu in Kannada / thengai paal in tamil .. it’s one  of the match made in heaven for ottu shavige . In my home whenever i make ottu shavige , this sweet coconut milk is a must . Soft strings of idiyappam dunked in sweet coconut milk .. is just aah.. Hubby’s favorite way to relish  . I love to drink it as such / after chilling :)..with the flavour of fresh coconut , jaggery and cardamom .. it’s so tasty and aromatic  .Have you tasted it ? Do you like it ??

sweet coconut milk recipe

you can check recipes of  ottu shavige , kadubu , bele holige  …. which goes well with this kayi kaalu …

sweet coconut milk recipe

SWEET COCONUT MILK FOR APPAM- IDIYAPPAM / KAYI HAALU / THENGAI PAAL RECIPE

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Dessert
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 2 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup fresh coconut, grated
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery, +/- as per your preference
  • 2-3 nos Green Cardamom / Elaichi
  • a pinch Salt

Instructions
 

  • In a mixer jar , take grated coconut , cardamom and 1 cup warm water . Grind to a very fine paste .
  • Pour the ground paste through a fine strainer .Press the coconut paste using a spoon / ladle to extract maximum coconut milk .
  • You will see that coconut milk is collected in the container . Observe the thick consistency of the coconut milk . This is called first or thick coconut milk .
  • Transfer the leftover coconut residue to the mixer , add a cup of warm water and grind again.
  • Pass through sieve and press with a ladle to extract maximum milk . Observe the thcikness of the milk .. it will be thinner than the first milk .
  • If you want you can stop at this stage or if you are ok with a thin milk .. continue the step of blending coconut and warm water again . Pass through the sieve , press using a ladle to extract maximum milk . Discard the leftover coconut residue collected in the sieve .
  • That's it coconut milk is ready .. only one more step of sweetening is pending : ) . Crush jaggery and add to the coconut milk . Add a pinch of salt and mix well to dissolve .
  • Yummy easy sweet coconut milk is ready to relish with idiyappam / appam / bele holige . Enjoy .
    kaayi haalu

Notes

  • Some people make this sweet coconut milk with sugar .. but i feel jaggery goes well with it and enhances the taste .
  • Adding warm water while grinding helps in extracting maximum coconut milk .
  • Tastes best when fresh .


1 Comment

  • Reply
    Monica
    July 19, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Very nice ! We also add poppy seeds /gasgase + a few almonds to this while grinding , helps it thicken and enhances the taste 🙂

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