Sunday, 18 December 2011


Elaneer or tender coconut water can be called as traditional health drink of Kerala. People also like drinking water of young coconut. Tender coconut water is delicious and nutritious too. It  relieves thirst and introducing fluid to the body, nourishing the body, and stimulating or soothening to the individual. Elaneer is  appreciated for their flavor and also as a source of energy. In summer, people in the tropical region depend on tender coconut water to beat the heat and to quench their thirst.Most of the time after drinking the water, tender coconut is scooped out of the shell and eaten which has a sweet refreshing taste.Apart from these, making pudding out of the tender coconut is also quite common. 

  • Ingredients

China grass                 - 10 gm
Water                         - 1 cup
Tender coconut water - 1 cup
Condensed milk          - 1 tin
Milk                           - 2 tins
Sugar                         - 5 dsp
Thin scrapings of tender coconut - 1 cup

  • Garnish

Sugar                          - 2tbsp
Coconut(finely grated) - 1/4cup

  • Preparation method

Soak china grass in 1 cup of water and dissolve over low flame. Remove from heat and add the tender coconut water.In another pan, add sugar,milk ,and condensed milk and stir at low flame till the sugar is dissolved. To this add the melted china grass ,mix well and remove from heat.Strain into a flat glass dish.Arrange coconut scrapings over the pudding and refrigerate.Roast grated coconut and  sugar over low flame.Sprinkle over the pudding before serving.Cut into desired portion and serve.