Coconut is the most versatile and equally underrated ingredient in Indian cooking. Coconut milk is loved for its creaminess and unique flavour that it lends to some amazing dishes. If you have not realized the power of coconut milk yet, try these dishes.
Coconut milk has gained quite a lot of popularity these days. This rich and creamy liquid is dairy free. It is not just a perfect substitute of milk but also makes for a wonderful replacement for cream in so dishes, right from spicy curries to scrumptious desserts. Not just it tastes good, but it holds many health benefits too.
If some experts are to be believed, coconut is excellent for boosting immunity and good for the digestive system too. If you have not made anything with coconut milk so far, it’s high time that you do it. Here are some dishes that will make you fall in love with coconut milk.
South India has given us so many gems and appam is one of them. Made of fermented rice batter and coconut milk, appam is cooked in an appachatti pan and is commonly eaten in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. If you want to taste the best of coconut milk, appam is what you need. It can be served for breakfast as well as dinner.
Moong Dal Payasam
This rich and creamy payasam is made of coconut milk and moong dal. Also known as Parippu Payasam or Paruppu Payasam, this payasam has moong dal, coconut milk, ghee, jaggery, and nuts. This dessert is not just delicious but vegan and gluten-free. It is a power-packed dessert and is an absolute comfort food.
Okra In Coconut Curry
It is not an ordinary okra curry but one with coconut milk added to it. Coconut gives a distinct aroma, taste, and texture to this curry and makes it even more tempting. You can make it with simple and basic ingredients in your kitchen and serve it for lunch as well as dinner.
Chicken Stew With Coconut Milk
Those who have tried chicken stew with coconut milk, know that it is a comfort food. Not just it is soothing but easy to make. This Thai-inspired chicken stew has coconut milk, tomatoes, and potatoes. This chicken is healthy and could be perfect for cozy winter evenings.
Khow Suey Chicken
Yes, this Burmese dish has coconut milk added to it and tastes amazing. These Burmese noodles have zucchini, broccoli, and baby corn cooked in spiced coconut milk with rice noodles. When chicken is added to this dish, not just its taste increases but also its protein content. Ever tried it?
What say? Have you tried these dishes? If not, do try them right away and let us know which one you like the most.