Tender Coconut and Lychee Pudding. No cooking required!

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on February 6, 2010

tender coconut lychee pudding

I’m at my parents place in India. There is such an abundance of fresh tender coconuts here that I absolutely had to use it as the star of this no-cook dessert. I added some lychees to the pudding and it worked really well.

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A coconut tree in my parents’ garden

Note: If you cant get fresh tender coconut, just use frozen coconut juice/coconut water available in Asian stores. If the coconut juice is sweetened you should less than whats called for in this recipe. But whatever you do, please do not use the canned coconut juice!

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Tender Coconut/Coconut Water/Coconut Juice/Elaneer and Lychee Pudding Recipe

serves about 6

1 cup + 1/4 cup milk
6 teaspoons quick set gelatin* (see note below)
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup tender coconut water/coconut juice/elaneer
3/4 cup tender coconut meat, chopped
3/4 cup canned lychees, strained (about 6 pieces), chopped

*I usually use agar agar to set desserts, but this time gelatin is all I had on hand. (See this post on how to use agar agar). The gelatin I used was a quick set variety. Your pudding may set differently depending on what gelatin you use.

In a bowl, combine all ingredients except the 1/4 cup milk and the gelatin.

Warm 1/4 cup milk and dissolve gelatin in it. Add this to the bowl with all other ingredients. Stir everything well. Pour in individual serving dishes and refrigerate till the pudding sets; about 2 hours.

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1 Happy Cook February 6, 2010 at 6:52 am

Pudding looks so so yummm and I love the pictures, so beautiful with the flowers.

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2 Amritha February 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

Dessert looks yummm! Lovely picture. . Love de pink flowers and bright green lawn aroun. You clicked it?

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3 Sadhana February 6, 2010 at 9:39 am

The pudding looks so good, the photos compliment the pudding even more. Have a happy vacation back home.

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4 Muskaan February 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Saw your post in the dashboard..and couldnt resist to enjoy this visual treat…the picture is just fabulous…as ever..I am sure both the flavors must have complemented each other…hummmm so divine..

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5 Manasi February 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Eye candy!And the coconut tree looks so soothing!

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6 nandini.p February 7, 2010 at 2:09 am

The clicks are beautiful!. The coconut and lychee sounds like a delighful combo!

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7 Sophie February 7, 2010 at 5:49 am

Your pictures look georgous!! Just so stunning!!

I will make this but will use the agar agar! MMMMMMMM,….lovely!

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8 Anjali February 7, 2010 at 6:59 am

An appetizing, easy recipe and great pictures too! Where did you find canned lychees ? I live in Chennai and have never come across any.

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

You should be able to find canned lychees in Nilgiris or Amma Nana (opposite adayar gate hotel). My parents live in a smaller town than chennai and always have lychees on hand!

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Anjali Reply:

Thanks!

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9 Sonia February 7, 2010 at 8:23 am

*beautiful…*beautiful…beautiful* :) Feast for eyes and mouth!!! :) )

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10 Stella February 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Hi Sala,
This looks wonderful. I can get young coconut with some effort, but I can get fresh lychee with none at all this summer. There are two huge trees that are full of lychee in my neighborhood every summer. I’m bookmarking this. Thanks!

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11 Dana Zia February 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Lovely. The pictures are so enchanting and provocative! I can smell the tropical flavors and breathe in the warm night air. Thank you for transporting us.

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12 Laavanya February 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I love the pictures Sala and i so miss ilaneer. Have fun and enjoy your trip home.

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13 Cassie February 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm

wow, this looks so decadent and tasty.. can’t wait to try it.. your photos are absolutely gorgeous.. love the flowers…. enjoy your trip.. thanks

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14 veggie wedgie February 7, 2010 at 11:47 pm

“Your parents garden”?????? I am So jealous! I wish I had coconut trees in my garden!

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15 Mansi February 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

beautiful recipe, and wonderful presentation! they’d be perfect for my Valentine day giveaway! would you care to send them in for the event?

http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2010/02/valentine-super-bowl-recipe-carnival.html

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16 Michelle February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Wow, you are quite a jet setter! One of my goals in life is to have a whole orchard of exotic fruit in my backyard when I’m retired (I’ll probably have to move!), but for now I’m green with envy…

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17 shubha February 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm

oh gorgeous pudding and breathtaking pics.its so contrastingly beautiful with the transparent colour pudding and those bright pink flowers.

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18 lisaiscooking February 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm

This sounds delicious, and I have some coconut water and an extra fresh coconut in my kitchen right now! Perfect timing.

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19 chandana February 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

Hey saala,
I met you at Kaasi’s wedding,and asked if a kid was urs!!!Well thats besides the point,
I tried out this stuff,and works great…I have tried plain tender coconut pudding,but the lychee does give it a nice twist.Happy to have found ur blog…
And I am Annapoorni’s friend…just in case if you are thinking who am I.

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20 Recipe man February 13, 2010 at 7:14 am

wow this looks yummy! i love coconut in any form :-)
thanks!

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21 Ritu March 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

Hi there!
Just found your blog and got hooked on. Not as much for the recipes(coz I havent tried anythign yet) but for the pics. OMG!! amazing pictures…these look awesome. I am sure it tastes great too.
I have a ques for you: which cam do u use?? I know it sounds stupid asking for anything but the recipe on a cooking blog but I gotta know this….many thanks!

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22 Andrea March 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Oh you lucky girl! Your photos are beautiful as always. I’m bookmarking this recipe for the next time I find fresh coconuts and lychees in China Town.

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23 Padhu March 8, 2010 at 7:56 am

Wow Fantastic pictures .I am drooling right now after seeing your dessert .Being in India, getting fresh coconuts in not a problem for me .Sure to try this.

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24 Nithya March 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Wow.. so colorful and tempting. I am sure I would love it too :)

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25 maayeka December 13, 2011 at 4:42 am

Wonderful!!!!
your blog is superb..fabulous recipes and fantastic clicks..what a presentation!!!!
first time here…glad to follow your blog

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