Coconut grating

By Jojo
@Sojourn (5910)
India
July 10, 2019 9:28am CST
One thing that I find difficult to master is grating coconuts. There are many Indian dishes whose important ingredient is grated coconut. My mom could grate coconuts well but I find it quite difficult and it takes way too much time. Recently, I bought a coconut grater from the market but it cannot ease the process fully. Do you like coconuts? If you know some easier way to grate coconuts, do care to share. The grater that I bought looks the same as in the pic Pic courtesy: coconutty.co.uk
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jul
If we cook food that needs to have coconut we don’t need to grate, we buy already grated coconut so that it would be a lot easier for us to cook.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
I don't get grated coconuts in nearby supermarkets
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jul
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@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Jul
@JustBhen, that is the trend in our place grated coconut only done by an electric heater , no worries .
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
10 Jul
no idea, but sometime the seller of the coconut in the market gladly help their customer to do the grating
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
This is not the case here. Maybe they would if I buy all his coconuts.
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
@Sojourn so nobody sell the grated coconut ?
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
11 Jul
@sophie09 No, nobody.
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Jul
Call me lazy but I am now using the canned coconut milk. I knows its cheating but they dont grow here. I use to grate coconuts when I was in the Philippines.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
If they don't grow there, you have no other choice
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Jul
@Sojourn I know some coconut vendors, you can pay them to grate for you.
@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
@CaptAlbertWhisker Nobody does that here, maybe they will if I pay them double the price
@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jul
You can't often buy whole coconuts here. You can buy shredded coconut or dessicated coconut with all the work done for you.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
11 Jul
That's really nice, where the work is done mostly.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jul
@Sojourn Yes, you can just measure out the quantity you need. Of course, it's not like fresh coconut.
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@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Jul
@JudyEv, also in my location, there is always available grated coconut. No more hassle.
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@LowRiderX (10963)
• Serbia
14 Jul
Coconut is not so popular here, I only bought it once. And of course, I had a problem opening it, but that's why we eat it regularly in cookies
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
14 Jul
Alright, as it is a tropical fruit so it is very common here.
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@LowRiderX (10963)
• Serbia
14 Jul
@Sojourn There is also here to buy, not even expensive, but only Serbs do not use it as much as you use it there
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
14 Jul
@LowRiderX Yes, It has many uses in our cuisines. And I stab it open using large straight pincers.
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@moonandstars (19184)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jul
I'm not acustomed to them in my food, only in my cosmetics and some sweets,
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
13 Jul
Yeah, it is mostly a tropical fruit
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jul
@Sojourn I mean, there is a coconut oil and milk here just, I don't like the flavour; I like a sunflower oil more; I've been using it since forever.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
14 Jul
@moonandstars Alright. We use Sunflower oil for cooking too. Our family don't use coconut milk much.
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@paigea (24385)
• Canada
15 Jul
Mostly I buy shredded coconut since we can't get fresh coconut here. If I do buy a whole coconut I use a box grater.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
16 Jul
Box grater? that's interesting.
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@paigea (24385)
• Canada
16 Jul
@Sojourn one of these. Hard work!
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@infatuatedbby (101103)
• United States
13 Jul
I don't grate coconut but I would think the grater would help? Maybe you can watch a YouTube tutorial to see if they could better explain how to grate, or ask your mom her tips.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
13 Jul
Alright. Do you like coconuts?
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• United States
13 Jul
@Sojourn To an extent. I like coconut pastries, candies, food with coconut. But I don't like coconut water or eat coconut straight up.
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@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
10 Jul
I have never grated coconut. I buy it ready grated
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
Its okay. Do you like coconuts?
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@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
10 Jul
@Sojourn Yes, I do like them
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@ShifaLk (15973)
• India
15 Jul
Oh wow. I never heard of such a grater as we don't use coconut in our dishes But yes, for halwa we bought the already grated coconut
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
15 Jul
Can you send some halwa please?
@db20747 (20790)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
15 Jul
Practice practice! Practice makes perfect!!
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
15 Jul
I guess if I get perfect with it, I will call me a chef.
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@Moon24 (6385)
• Novi Sad, Serbia
12 Jul
I don't know nothing about coconut grating. I like coconuts.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
12 Jul
Alright. Glad you like coconuts.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
I am not a big fan of coconut but a great idea.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
It has many uses in our cuisines.
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@amadeo (97643)
• United States
10 Jul
Good afternoon.Never use coconut no need for it
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
I know,but it is an essential ingredient in some dishes.
@Janet357 (19177)
10 Jul
yes but i buy it grated already.
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
That's good. But I have five coconut trees in our house.
@Nakitakona (8499)
10 Jul
I enjoy sitting on an improvised coconut grater. I always get the task to grate the coconut when my wife needs a coconut milk for her cooking.
@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
Interesting, did you make it yourself?
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11 Jul
@Sojourn Nope. We borrow it from our neighbor.
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
14 Jul
This is how I grate my coconut
This is how the Filipinos grate coconuts in the Philippines before getting of the coconut milk out of it.
@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
14 Jul
I love coconuts and I do the old fashion way of grating coconut when I am in the Philippines. In German, I only buy coconut milk from the can.
@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Jul
We just buy grated coconut in the market. I just refrigerate the extra not to get spoiled. I buy it when I cook native chicken with chili and plenty spices.
@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
I've never grated coconut. I buy it grated or shredded from the store.