How to make Coconut Tango -

A delicious blend of tender coconut flesh, coconut milk, reduced milk and mawa.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tender coconut flesh (नारियल की मलाई), Coconut milk (नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

Coconut Tango

Coconut Tango Recipe Card


Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 2.30-3 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Coconut Tango Recipe

  • Tender coconut flesh grated 1/2 cup

  • Coconut milk 1 cup

  • Reduced milk 2 1/2 cups

  • Sugar 1/4 cup

  • Khoya / mawa 1/2 cup

  • Pistachios chopped 2 tablespoons + for garnishing


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, pour reduced milk into and stir continuously till the milk thickens further.

Step 2

Add sugar and mix well. Add half the khoya, mix well and cook on medium heat for ten minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 3

Add tender coconut flesh and mix well. Add remaining khoya and stir till it melts. Lower heat, add coconut milk and mix well.

Step 4

Switch off the heat and cool down to room temperature. Refrigerate for two hours.

Step 5

Add pistachios to the chilled coconut mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Garnish with pistachios and serve chilled in tender coconut shell.

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