World Coconut Day has arrived. This fruit provide numerous benefits to Asia and the Pacific regions. This fruit is a part of the lives of people in these regions because it is a traditionally renowned food. This day is observed annually on September 2.
This day was first observed by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Culture (APCC) in 2009. Now that you have a special day to commemorate the delicious and healthy fruit, make it even more enjoyable.
This day should be celebrated with 10 quick and easy coconut curries and dessert recipes that use either it’s flesh or milk and will leave you desiring more.
5 Easy Coconut Scrumptious Curries
Consumption of this fruit and its products, according to nutrition experts, can boost metabolism, boost immunity, and maintain healthy skin and lustrous hair. I’ve shortlisted a few coconut-based recipes to help you create a scrumptious curries.
Let’s take a closer look!
1. Coconut Curry with Shrimp
Traditional Thai foods integrate bold, exciting taste to create delectable and delightful yummy, flavors, and spicy curries. Serve it with your preferred rice. All of these ingredients pack a strong punch on the palate.
All of these flavors come together beautifully in this curry. Onions, garlic, green chilies, curry powder, shrimp, coconut milk, lime juice, grated coconut, salt, ground black pepper, and chopped coriander are among the ingredients.
2. Coconut Curry Chicken
Coconut curry chicken is a flavorful and healthy dinner. Allow the chicken to simmer in the curry spice and coconut milk. Then serve over a fluffy bed of rice to soak up the delicious sauce. You’ll have one tasty meal ready to serve in just 30 minutes.
If you have any food scraps (which you probably won’t), store them in the fridge for up to 5 days, either separately or mixed together. Curry can also be frozen for up to 2 months if properly stored in freezer-safe containers.
3. Salmon Coconut Curry
Salmon has never tasted this good, but I think this one is now at the top of my list. Coconut curry salmon is everything I’ve ever wanted to happen to salmon, and it’s actually happened.
A fine piece of salmon. A spice rub with a strong salty-sweet flavor profile. A quick trip to the oven on high heat. A simple, creamy, barely spicy, and incredibly flavorful coconut sauce was poured over everything. Probably too much lime squeezing (but never too much). And a steaming rice bed to soak it all up.
4. Green Pea and Paneer Rice With Coconut Curry
Perfectly cooked basmati rice is graced with green peas and soft paneer cubes, then layered with a succulent onion curry in coconut milk that is quickly baked in the microwave to enhance and fuse the flavors of the curry with the rice.
The aroma of the curry, caused by a rich paste of spices with coconut and poppy seeds, is so deep and enticing that it awakens the foodie in you.
5. Indian Coconut Lentil Curry
This mouthwatering Indian coconut lentil curry can be made in a pot or on the stovetop. This authentic recipe, blended with aromatic Indian spices, is not only delicious, but also vegan and lactose! Serve the creamy curry lentils with fresh spinach, basmati rice, or homemade naan bread! This flavorful curry comes together in less than 30 minutes. One of my all-time favorite lentil curries! A quick and tasty weeknight meal.
These toasted turmeric coconut flakes add a delicious texture to this creamy coconut lentil curry… It’s completely optional, but it’s delicious!
5 Easy Coconut Luscious Desserts
1. Coconut Chocolate Balls
Coconut chocolate balls, also widely regarded as coconut ladoos, are a popular and quick sweet recipe. And the end result of combining coconut and chocolate is simply amazing.
Chocolate coconut balls made just with three ingredients: condensed milk, desiccated coconut, and dark chocolate. This recipe for coconut chocolate balls is a no-bake dessert. This recipe is preferred for any occasion.
2. Coconut Layer Cake
Thanks to a sour cream cheese frosting on top and a dose of orange juice in the batter, this impressive and wonderfully moist layer cake is less sweet than the typical coconut affair.
This moist, two-layer Coconut Layer Cake is suitable for any special occasion. Sweetened flaked coconut is used in the filling and sprinkled on the top and sides of the cake.
3. Coconut Rice Pudding
This nourishing, comforting coconut rice pudding is a delectable treat for breakfast or dessert!
This recipe requires cooked rice, leftovers are ideal – make extra at night and have rice pudding for breakfast the next day! Short grain or Jasmine rice is the best leftover rice to use for rice pudding because it includes more starch than long grain or basmati rice, making it creamier.
The addition of coconut milk to this recipe provides it with a luscious, rich flavor. Top with fresh, stewed, or canned fruit.
4. Coconut Macaroons
These coconut macaroons are tender and chewy on the inside and crisp and golden on the outside. The key ingredient in this recipe is sweetened condensed milk, which is a canned milk product that has had the water removed and sugar added. It has a sticky sweetness to it and makes the best macaroons.
They also keep well for several days, making them an ideal treat to bake ahead of time or give away during the holidays.
5. Coconut Cream Cake
This recipe for coconut cream pie includes a thick and creamy coconut filling, a crispy homemade pie crust, mounds of sweet whipped cream, and toasted coconut. After blind baking the pie crust, chill the pie filling until thick and lush.
Nutritionists advise us to increase the consumption of fruits every day if we want to stay healthy. If you’re a fitness fanatic, check out the previous blog about it, which is linked below.