This is a
list of dishes made using coconut milk. Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a coconut. The color and rich taste of the milk can be attributed to the high oil content. Most of the fat is saturated fat. Coconut milk is a very popular food ingredient used in Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Dishes that use coconut milk [ edit ]
Brazilian [ edit ]
Canjica or curau
Brazilian seafood stew based on fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro. It is cooked slowly, with no water added.
Brazilian food, it's a paste made from fresh corn and milk, boiled wrapped in corn husks, turned into a dumpling. Pamonhas can be savoury or sweet, the latter being the norm in Northeastern Brazil and in the state of Rio de Janeiro. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients, or served plain.
Several seafood stews
A Brazilian dish made from
bread, shrimp, coconut milk, finely ground peanuts and palm oil mashed into a creamy paste.
Burmese [ edit ]
A dessert made from
banana boiled in coconut milk and sugar.
A snack made of sticky rice, butter, coconut milk, similar to Indian
halwa. Burmese halawa usually contains poppy seeds and is brown in color.
Mont let saung
Tapioca balls, glutinous rice, grated coconut and toasted sesame with jaggery syrup in coconut milk
Ohn no khao swè
Curried chicken and wheat noodles in a coconut milk
Unsweet cake of
semolina, coconut milk, and poppy seeds
Shwe yin aye
A dessert prepared with
agar jelly, tapioca and sago in coconut milk
Caribbean [ edit ]
Caribbean dish originated from West Africa served in different variants across the Caribbean., its main ingredient is a leaf vegetable, traditionally either amaranth (known by many local names, including callaloo or bhaaji), taro or . Xanthosoma
Coconut bread, bake and cakes
Prepared with coconut milk and
coconut cream, the term "Coconut candy" most commonly refers to the candy produced in Bến Tre province, Vietnam.
Coconut ice cream
stew of breadfruit, salted meat or chicken, coconut milk and spices. 
Rice and peas
A mainstay of
Jamaican cuisine and is traditionally, but not exclusively, eaten with the Sunday meal. Coconut milk is used to flavor the dish.
stew dish in Jamaican cuisine and Tobago cuisine that typically consists of fish, reduced coconut milk,   yam, tomato,  onion and seasonings.   Mackerel and salted mackerel  is often used in the dish. 
Filipino [ edit ]
Maguindanaon dish of chicken in coconut milk, cumin, curry, chilli and lemongrass
cylinder-shaped Filipino rice cake prepared with rice flour, cooked in coconut milk and sweetened coconut strips, and then dusted with toasted rice flour.
Generic term for entrées or desserts simmered in coconut milk
Dessert soup of sticky rice dumpling in coconut broth, usually with
saba banana, ube, and other ingredients.
tilapia in creamy coconut
Chicken in coconut milk and spices
Gulaman at Sago
Sago pearls with coconut milk
Shaved ice in coconut milk with sweet beans, ice cream, fruits,
condensed milk, and other sundries. It's a popular Filipino dessert.
taro dish seasoned with shrimp, pork, and ginger
, often with sweet blancmange maize kernels.
Pancit or pansit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine.
Hawaiian [ edit ]
Indian (Tamil Nadu & Kerala) [ edit ]
Payasam (Wheat Payasam) Kerala Curries
Molugootal (sometimes used in conjunction with fresh grated coconut to enhance flavour)
Paal-Appam (sweetened coconut milk in the center of the Aapam for taste)
Puttu (Steam cake) Grated coconut is mixed with rice powder for taste
Almost all dishes have coconut milk and paste as its base (called as "
Aapros" in Konkani)
All vegetable and fish curries
Payasa, Mangane, Kheer
Coconut and coconut milk are both used as a garnish in several traditional dishes across Bihar, Eastern U.P., Uttaranchal and Bundelkhand. Its generally used in dishes made of jackfruit, pumpkin and other gourds.
Indonesian [ edit ]
A type of food in Javanese cuisine prepared with rice and
mincemeat. Includes  lontong, and many more.
Bika ambon 
Bubur ketan hitam
A candy. Pictured is an assortment of dodol on display in
Es bubur pisang ijo
A dessert from
Makassar. Banana wrapped in pandanus rice flour dough, served with coconut custard, red coconut syrup, and crushed ice.
Es bumi hangus
Es dawet ayu
Es kacang hijau
A dessert that's also known as "bubur kacang hijau"
Javanese jack fruit stew
Gulai Kepala Ikan
Curry using young jack fruit
A food from
Solo, Central Java. Rice is usually cooked in water, but nasi liwet is rice cooked in coconut milk and chicken broth, thus give the rice rich and succulent taste. This is a traditional Javanese way of cooking, from the past until now.
vegetable soup prepared from vegetables in coconut milk popular in Indonesia, but most often associated with Javanese cuisine. 
Sop kaki kambing
Soto betawi/ soto Jakarta
Indonesian-style steamed rice cooked in coconut milk. The dish is originally from Jakarta. 
A dish consisting of chicken cooked in coconut milk from Indonesia, especially from Central Java.
Malaysian and Singaporean [ edit ]
Maldivian [ edit ]
A type of
curry in Maldivian cuisine prepared with fresh tuna and eaten with rice or with flatbread. roshi 
Sri Lankan [ edit ]
Prepared by soaking
white rice in coconut milk or cooking it with coconut flakes.
A variety of
curry in Thai cuisine. The name "green" curry derives from the color of the dish. Green curries tend to be as hot as red curries or hotter. The green color comes from fresh green chillies. The "sweet" in the Thai name ( wan means "sweet") refers to the particular color green itself and not to the taste of the curry.
Jasmine scented coconut pudding set in cups of fragrant
Thai curry dish that is Muslim in origin. Due to its Muslim roots and therefore Islamic dietary laws, this curry is most commonly made with beef, but can also be made with duck, tofu, chicken, or, for non-Muslims, with pork (as pork is a forbidden food for Muslims, this variety is not eaten by observant Thai Muslims). The dish is flavored with Massaman curry paste, which usually contains coconut milk, roasted peanuts or cashews, potatoes, bay leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon, star anise, palm sugar, fish sauce, chili and tamarind sauce.
Thai satay sauce
Generally milder than other Thai curries, it traditionally includes dried
chili peppers, galangal, lemongrass, coriander root, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, shrimp paste and salt, and sometimes also shallots and peanuts. 
A popular Thai dish consisting of curry
paste to which coconut milk is added. The main ingredients are garlic, shallots, (dried) red chili peppers, galangal, shrimp paste, salt, kaffir lime peel, coriander root, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and lemongrass. The base is properly made with a mortar and pestle Pictured is Thai red curry with pork.
Shaved Ice or Nam Kang Sai
snow cone in the US. Another name is 'Wan-Yen'. In Thailand, this kind of cold dessert is very popular as well. The differences from other countries' shaved ice is that in the Thai version the toppings (mixings) are in the bottom and the shaved ice is on top. There are between 20-30 varieties of mixings that can be mixed in. Among them are young coconut that have been soaked in coconut milk, black sticky rice, chestnuts, sweetened taro, red beans, cheng-sim-ee (special flour that is very chewy and slippery) and many more.
Tom Kha "coconut soup"
Prepared with coconut milk,
galangal, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, and chicken, and often contains straw, shiitake, or other mushrooms, as well as coriander leaves.
One of three major kinds of
Thai curry that are commonly found in Thai restaurants in the West. There is also  kaeng lueang ( Thai: แกงเหลือง), which directly translated means "yellow curry" in Thai but this curry does not contain any coconut milk.
Vietnamese [ edit ]
Cháo cá lóc nước cốt dừa
congee with fish in coconut broth
Chè đậu xanh nước cốt dừa
Mung bean sweet pudding dessert in coconut milk
Chuối rim mật nước cốt dừa
Banana simmered in honey and coconut milk
A common delicacy in
South Asia, Southeast Asia, as well as in the Caribbean (where it is usually referred to as "curry chicken"). A typical South Asian curry consists of chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavored with ginger, garlic, chili peppers and a variety of spices, often including turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, and others. Pictured is Vietnamese chicken coconut curry.
Ốc len xào dừa
Escargot sautéed in coconut milk
Thịt kho nước cốt dừa
Caramelized braised pork in coconut milk
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See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Jeanne Jacob, Michael Ashkenazi The World Cookbook for Students, Volume 1 Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - 296 pages
^ a b c Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage, and Culture - Google Books p. 99.
^ Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide - Harry S. Pariser - Google Books p. 64.
^ Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World - Mark Kurlansky - Google Books p. (unlisted).
^ Caribbean - Bruce Geddes - Google Books p. 257.
^ Hartz, Deborah S. (August 1, 1991). "Authentic Jamaican breakfast". Ocala Star-Banner . Retrieved . 2013-04-09
^ a b Javanese English Dictionary: ジャバ語辞典 - Stuart Robson, Singgih Wibisono - Google Books
^ Indonesia - Patrick Witton - Google Books
^ "Sayur Lodeh". Tasty Indonesian Food . Retrieved . May 30, 2014
^ Betawi cuisine, a culinary journey through history |The Jakarta Post Archived 2015-09-14 at the Wayback Machine.
^ Patrick Witton and Mark Elliott (2003), . Lonely Planet Publications, p. 108 Lonely Planet Indonesia
^ "Nasi Lemak". Malaysia.com . Retrieved . 2010-07-06
^ "Nasi lemak". YourSingapore.com . Retrieved . 2012-05-05
^ Eating on the Islands - As times have changed, so has the Maldives' unique cuisine and culture
^ "The decline of watalappam", (Sri Lanka), August 31, 2012 – via Daily News HighBeam Research (subscription required).
^ She simmers - Panaeng curry
^ Thai Yellow Chicken Curry Recipe
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