Cool down in style with Chennai's beloved tender coconut water jelly

Coconut jelly
Coconut jelly in syrup with baisl seeds. Photo: Shutterstock/Thanthima Limsakul

A glass of cold tender coconut water is the ultimate refresher on a scorching summer day. Amidst the myriad of drinks in the market, nothing quite matches the invigorating freshness of tender coconut water. Brimming with potassium, calcium, manganese, antioxidants, amino acids, cytokinin, and an array of minerals and electrolytes, it stands as a powerhouse of nourishment. With approximately 470 mg of potassium, it aids in lowering blood pressure, while its low calorie, carbohydrate, and sugar content make it a guilt-free indulgence. Furthermore, its abundant manganese content enhances insulin efficiency, contributing to balanced blood sugar levels.

How about we turn it into a fun dessert? Renowned in Chennai, this tender coconut water jelly serves as the quintessential summer delight, offering a perfect blend of sweetness and refreshment.

Check out the easy recipe here:

2 cups tender coconut water
2 tsp agar agar powder
A pinch of salt
1.5 tsp soaked basil/ sabja seeds

Mix tender coconut water, sugar, salt and agar agar powder in a pan
Turn on the flame
Stir continuously for 3-4 minutes on simmer
Transfer immediately into a glass bowl
Top it up with soaked basil/sabja seeds
After five minutes, close the lid and keep it in the fridge
Refrigerate the jelly for two hours
Take it out, cut into cubes and enjoy.  

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