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How to store grated coconut, freezing grated coconut

How to store grated coconut in freezer, how to freeze grated coconut with how to break open and storage of whole coconut too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian


  • Pestle or heavy, large, sturdy knife or hammer
  • Coconut grater
  • Ziploc/ freezer safe containers
  • Paring knife


  • 2 piece coconut
  • 1 paring knife
  • 1 hammer/ pestle/ large knife Heavy


  • Take off the excess fiber in the coconut in the sides if any. Wash well.
  • Spot the three lines running along the side. Hit on those lines in the middle part of the coconut.
  • If you want collect the water and filter to have it.
  • Grate the coconut gently, in my case, carefully press the flesh part against the grater and change position to cover all the portion. You will learn the knack as you keep doing few times.
  • Use a glove and divide the grated coconut to small portions and put inside a ziploc cover. You can use any freezer container too, but store as small portions/ thin portions.
  • Store in freezer. When needed, just break a the required amount and put back inside the unused portion. Do not thaw and freeze again.



  • Label the frozen grated coconut to know the packed date.
  • I usually store as thin portions, so that it is easy to break and take the required portion.