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Sep 4, 2013

How to make Coconut Milk at Home / Homemade Coconut Milk / Thengai Paal

Coconut Milk is the base of many of the southindian cooking. Most of my recipes uses first extract and second extract of coconut milk. I have been getting lots of mails from my viewers to post homemade coconut milk recipe. I dont know why i didn't post this till now, because i have been using coconut milk in my cooking often. So here you go to the recipe..Watch out for more coconut milk based recipes..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Makes : 1 cup of Thick coconut Milk & 1.5 cup of Thin Coconut Milk


Freshly Grated Coconut - 2 cups
Water - 1.5 cup


Take a good blender, add the coconut in it and blend them. Add in 1/2 cup of water slowly so it gets blended properly and finely.

Now pour this coconut mixture through a sieve. Press it with a spoon so the coconut milk gets collected in  a bowl.Press hard to extract as much milk as possible. This is the first coconut milk which is thick and creamier.

Now add the remaining coconut pulp in the blender and add in 1 cup of water and blend again.

Pass this through a sieve again and let it strain. Press to remove as much milk as possible. This is the second coconut milk which is little thin.

You can stop at this point or go ahead and extract third coconut milk if needed.

Use this in your favorite recipes..

You need fresh coconut

Add it to blender

grind them first

add some water

make into a smooth paste

line a bowl with a sieve

add the coconut puree in this

press with a spoon

all milk is extracted

first coconut milk
add the remaining coconut in blender again

add some more water

puree again

pass through sieve

press again

all milk extracted

second coconut milk

Use in your favorite recipes


  1. so useful, especially with the step by step pics. now i will be able to do it correctly.thanks!

  2. The pictorial display is really very good and helpful. ...

  3. Wao...its cheap at home

  4. What to do with remaining coconut in chalni..

  5. @AnonymousYou have extracted all the milk, now there is no taste flavour in that coconut. You can throw it away.

  6. How to store this coconut milk for Further use.

  7. @preethiu cannot store this for long time use.

  8. Hey, can you please clarify is the fresh coconut used is the one with dark brown cover?

  9. Shall we cook this in normal kadai instead of aapam chatti

  10. @Anonymousu can make appam in normal dosa tawa. cover with a lid.

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