How to make Coconut Cheesecake -

Desiccated coconut, coconut cream and coconut flavoured rum make this cheesecake special.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Desiccated coconut (डेसिकेटेट कोकोनट/ सूखे नारियल का बूरा), Cream cheese (क्रीम चीज़)

Cuisine : American

Course : Desserts

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Coconut Cheesecake

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

  • Desiccated coconut 1 cup

  • Cream cheese

  • Digestive biscuits 4

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Unsalted butter 2 tablespoons

  • Rum coconut flavoured 3 tablespoons

  • Cream cheese 500 grams

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Vanilla essence a few drops

  • Coconut cream 225 grams

  • Eggs 3

  • Pineapple jelly 1 packet

  • Star fruit sliced 1

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Lightly grease a spring form cake tin. Lightly roast desiccated coconut and cool. Put into a bowl.

Step 3

Add crushed biscuits, sugar and butter and mix well. Add 2 tbsps coconut flavoured rum and mix well. Put into the cake tin and spread evenly. Press to make it compact. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.

Step 4

Place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla essence, coconut cream, 1 tbsp coconut flavoured rum and blend with a hand blender. Add eggs and blend again.

Step 5

Take the cake tin out of the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the biscuit base and bake for 1 hour.

Step 6

Make the pineapple jelly as per instruction on the packet and cool. Do not set.

Step 7

Chill the cheesecake. Demould it onto a serving plate.

Step 8

Cut butter paper into strips and wrap around the cheesecake. Place the star fruit slices decoratively on the top. Pour the jelly over and keep in the refrigerator to set again.

Step 9

Cut into wedges and serve chilled.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.