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desiccated coconut

Desiccated Coconut

Desiccated Coconut is finely shredded and dried flesh of coconut. Follow the recipe to make desiccated coconut at home
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword coating doe desserts, desiccated Coconut, topping for biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 283kcal
Author Shalini


  • 1 Coconut


How to make Desiccated Coconut

  • Break the coconut into two.
  • I used Coconut Grater for Shredding the coconut. You can
    also simply chop the white part of coconut and pulse it in a food processor.

Method 1 : Stove Top

  • Heat a pan and add the grated coconut to it.
  • Dry roast the coconut in lowest heat without browning.
  • Saute till it is dry and no moisture content is left. It took 12 - 15 minutes for me.
  • Remove from the pan and cool it completely. Store in an air tight container in refrigerator.

Method 2 : Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 120 C/250 F.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the shredded coconut in the baking tray.
  • Bake it in the oven for 15 to 20 mins. Stir it in between.
  • It should be dry and brittle. If not place it back in the oven for 5 - 10 more minutes.
  • Cool it completely. Store in a air tight container in refrigerator.