Feb 19, 2016

Homemade Desiccated Coconut Recipe - How to Make Desiccated Coconut at Home

Desiccated coconut or dried coconut comes in handy for many deserts. It is easily available in all super market, but for some people it may be hard to get. whenever i share a recipe using that i get lots of mail, where can i get it. So here i am sharing a homemade recipe for desiccated coconut. it is far more easier and quicker than you might think.

Check this link for all recipes that uses desiccated coconut..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Baking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 2 cups of coconut


Fresh coconut - 3 cups grated


Preheat oven to 100 degree C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

Take coconut in a blender and pulse few times so it gets fine and even.

Now spread this in the baking tray and pop it in oven for 20 to 25 mins.

Stir it inbetween. It should get completely dry, if it still has moisture, pop it back in oven for 5 mins or so.

Now remove it and let it cool completely.

Store in a air tight container in fridge.

take your fresh coconut grating

take it in a blender

pulse few times so it gets fine

spoon this in a parchment lined baking tray

spread evenly


remove it inbetween and stir well

now it is completely dry

cool it down and store it in a air tight container in fridge


  1. Is it possible to use khopra/dry coconut by similar baking process or only fresh coconut can be used

  2. Can we use this dessicated coconut in kulambu

  3. other option pls without oven ? how to do


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