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Coconut (Kobbari, Nariyal, Kopra or Thenga)

Coconut - Young and Mature
Young coconut removed from its hard outer green shell and
Mature Coconut

Young Coconut and Coconut Water
The top of the young coconut is cut using a sharp knife for sweet coconut water and to remove tender coconut pieces. Pure and fulfilling food!

Fresh Coconut Water and Fresh, Young Coconut
Divine Coconut Water and Delicious Coconut Pieces
Sacred and Nourishing Treat ~ to Toast the New Year: 2007
My Entry to Jihva for January, hosted by Ashwini of Food for Thought.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Coconut (Fresh),Indian Ingredients,Indian Kitchen,Jihva For Ingredients,Naivedyam(Festival Sweets),The Essentials (Monday January 1, 2007 at 1:21 pm- permalink)
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  1. Hi Indira,

    I just love Coconut water, i miss it so much here in U.S. The picture looks very good. Memu Nellore loo tenkayi neelu antaamu.

    Missed u indira, i am glad u r back.

    Happy newyear.


    Indira replies:
    Thanks and Happy New Year, Madhavi.
    Yep, tenkaya neeru, mariche poyaanu.:) Memu kuda kobbara leda tenkaya antaamu coconut ni.

    Comment by Madhavi — January 8, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

  2. Indira,
    So you bought the sweet lemons in Larry’s is it? I checked that store out, but didn’t find it that impressive except for some dry fruits. Now that you mentioned it, I think I will give it a second chance.

    How sweet is the sweetish taste in this curry?


    Indira replies:
    HI Mythili, We were at Bellevue two weeks ago for our car maintaince. Near to that dealership was this shop. Just went there for quick browsing. Bought only these sweet lemons.
    It’s a combination of all 5 flavors. Sweetly bitter in one word.:)
    Happy New Year and Happy Sankranthi.

    Comment by Mythili — January 8, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

  3. How much I love tender coconut water. Oh boy excellent photography dear.

    Comment by seema — January 9, 2007 @ 3:34 pm

  4. Hi Indira,

    Could you pls let me know , what kind of special knife you’ve used to cut the coconut’s top? I am struggling with opening the coconut everytime I buy this and would really appreciate any suggestions.Thanks.

    Comment by anitha — April 15, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  5. Hi Indira,
    Did you use any butcher knife to cut this. Need to give everyday for my friend for a teeny tiny medical reason 😉 Thanks.

    Hi Victoria,
    I usually cut the tender coconut with a small and very sharp pairing knife. Place the knife on the tender coconut and gently tap it with hammer. Tap until it makes a hole and move the knife to next point and tap with hammer again. It’s like opening a soup can but with knife and hammer.
    Hope this helps.

    Comment by victoria — May 9, 2008 @ 10:53 am

  6. thanks Indira!

    Comment by vicki — May 16, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

  7. […] Talk about a helping and healing fruit! We’re talking about tender coconuts, as opposed to the ones you’re likely more familiar with – which are actually mature and past-ripe, although still packed with amazing health benefits! As far as I’m concerned, we should make a list why we all shouldn’t be eating these every day. Cutting quick to the chase, here are 18 (more) reasons to love coconuts: […]

    Pingback by Stressed Desserts: 18 Reasons To Love Coconuts | — February 1, 2010 @ 2:23 am

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