Let's agree, coconut is one of the most versatile ingredients in our kitchen. It is easily accessible and can be consumed in various forms. Take coconut water, for instance. Deemed to be super hydrating, coconut water works as a perfect summer cooler and can be used to prepare various mocktails and cocktails. Then comes the coconut flesh. You can have it as is or use it to prepare various sweet and savoury dishes. While we find various fuss-free recipes to prepare with coconut, but breaking it open can be tougher than it seems. The hard shell outside makes it difficult for all to crack it evenly. As a result, we often end up hurting ourselves. But, fret not, as always, we have got you covered.
We have found a super easy tip that will help you crack open a coconut seamlessly. This kitchen hack has been shared by celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna on his Instagram handle. He explains this tip is widely followed by people in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. "I was in Kolhapur, Maharashtra when I saw a local woman do this trick like a pro. It truly works depending on the type of coconut and its age. You might need a paring knife to detach it from the shell sometimes. But this works," he wrote alongside a video, demonstrating the process.
Easy Kitchen Tip: How To Crack Open A Coconut:
- Break the coconut into two halves.
- Place each half on a gas stove, keeping the hard shell on the flame.
- When the shell turns almost black, turn off the flame.
- Take some cold water in a bowl and place the coconut in it.
- Then slowly separate the hard shell from the coconut meat.
Watch the detailed video below:
Now that you have fresh coconut meat handy, we suggest preparing some yummy coconut-based recipes and enjoy. Click here for some of our favourite coconut recipes.
Try out this hack and let us know if it worked for you!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.