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Re: Test Kitchen Trials or How to T & T Curious

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:31 pm

I keep frozen shredded coconut specifically for making thoran, a South Indian vegetable side dish
This recipe works quite well, but ignore the picture (veg shredded too fine) and the serving instructions (it's not served alone with rice, it's one of several dishes as part of a meal) ... bage_71527

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Re: Test Kitchen Trials or How to T & T Curious

Postby karadekoolaid » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:30 am

Somewhere KDKA did a coconut post with suggestions for dessicated coconut as composting material :lol:
I looked around for fresh coconut recipes...

ZC - give me a protein ( or an ingredient) and I´ll find you a coconut recipe! I use it very frequently because it grows on trees over here. 8-)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Decimated coconut DOES belong on the compost heap :shock:

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Re: Test Kitchen Trials or How to T & T Curious

Postby ZeroCook » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 am

Thanks for that Stokey, and for the shred size pointer - looks very fine in the pic. I froze the coconut in big chunks reasoning that the flavour keeps better but perhaps it doesn't make a difference.

Didn't think of pureeing the coconut - sounds good.

Ok KDKA - something for tofu? Something for chicken? :D
Quite fancy a main course using coconut.

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Re: Test Kitchen Trials or How to T & T Curious

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:10 am

That's a smart link, Zero. I have my eye on the first one, the mint coconut chutney.
Thoran recipe saved too, although the picture doesn't actually look cooked :lol:

I quite like having the desiccated coconut in. Although it turns rancid pretty quickly.
So I've just taken everyone's advice here and stashed it in the freezer.

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Re: Test Kitchen Trials or How to T & T Curious

Postby Amyw » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:24 pm

With refining recipes , I tend to make a judgement looking at the recipe , then make an adjustment if needed. I’m a real garlic fiend so tend to add an extra clove or two in and often add a bit more chilli as well to a dish .

Sometimes, probably fairly often actually I tend to use a recipe as a starting point or general inspiration often instigated by what I have in the cupboards/fridge. If I substitute more than two ingredients I always say it’s loosely based on


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