Coconut milk is an integral part of Thai food. It adds flavour and a creamy texture to Thai curries. While buying canned coconut milk is always an option, for the adventurous, here’s how you can make it at home using fresh coconuts, in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Buy fresh coconuts from the market. Look for the old coconuts, not the young ones as they do not have much flesh. Two coconuts will give you more than enough milk to make curry for two people
Step 2: Crack the coconut open carefully, so as to preserve the coconut water.
Step 3: Scoop out the meat, using a spoon or a blunt knife.
Step 4: Pour the coconut water, along with the meat into a blender. Pulse till the paste has come together and is smooth.
Step 5: Strain the coconut milk to ensure there are no solid pieces in the milk. Store in the refrigerator for future use, it can usually keep overnight.
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