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Powered coconut
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:06 PM »
 Quick questions folks
                                       Is their different grades of coconut powder,  just made a korma using a new packet/Top Op brand of coconut powder, but it seems to be more granulated/gritty than usual.

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 05:37 PM »
The answer is yes, it varies from brand to brand, but easily avoided by using instead either coconut milk powder or coconut block.


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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 06:15 PM »
I always use Maggi brand coconut flour. Seems to be good quality and very fine. It dissolves away into the curry turning the sauce a bit milky looking. 

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 08:33 PM »
Cheers guys
                       Will try your suggestions, thanks for the help

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 03:43 PM »
I always use Maggi brand coconut flour.

Just checking, do you mean coconut flour or coconut milk powder?

I was limited to the first for many years but then managed to get hold of the second. Very different results in the finished curry.

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 04:29 PM »
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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 04:51 PM »
To quote the Beeb, "Coconut flour is a soft flour made from dried coconut meat. When coconut milk is squeezed from coconut meat, this meat is then dried at a low temperature and ground into a flour which is suitable for baking".  So coconut flour is an even finer form of desicated coconut, while coconut milk powder is made from coconut milk rather then from the flesh.

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 05:16 PM »
And what is coconut powder, the subject of this thread?

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 06:26 PM »
And what is coconut powder, the subject of this thread?

According to SomersetDee (who seems to speak with some confidence), "[TRS Coconut powder] is 100% dried coconut without the fibre removed and it has been ground fine. It may contain sulphites to retain freshness. If you want all the coconut taste and the texture then you need to get desiccated coconut either as chips, grated or as a ground powder. The particles are still not completely smooth. You can further grind it in a blender with water to make it into a smooth paste and then the taste is very intense. Note: Coconut milk powder is the extract of coconut without the fibre that has been spray dried. This will add the taste of coconut but lacks the texture. Hope this helps. regards Dee".

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Re: Powered coconut
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2019, 10:51 PM »
Just dredged through the bowels of the forum and found the following, it seems their has been quite an extensive post on coconut powder. https://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4348.0

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