Tender coconut water seems to be a very good source of calcium, copper……. After drinking the water the remaining coconut inside goes waste often. Here is a spicy recipe to use the left over coconut which would serve as  a better evening crunchy.


Tender coconut pieces – 2 cup
Pepper powder -3 tsp
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Salt -1 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 handful
Oil -1 tsp


1.       Cut the coconut into thin slices or finely chop into small pieces.
2.       Heat oil in a pan,add mustard and let it splutter. Now add urad dal and fry till golden brown.
3.       Put the sliced coconut and mix it. Reduce the flame and let it fry slowly.
4.       Add salt, red chilli powder and pepper powder and keep stirring in between so that the coconut gets fried evenly.
5.       After 10 minutes add curry leaves and sauté well.
6.       The coconut takes nearly about 25-30 minutes to get cooked. Then put off the flame and transfer to a serving dish.

Tender Coconut Pepper fry


  • When you buy tender coconut there are three varieties. Only water, Medium with soft coconut pieces, Final form of tender coconut where the pieces will be quite hard.
  •  For this recipe we can use the coconut pieces from final form of tender coconut.
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