Whenever we visit Goa, we always bring home some stock of coconuts (besides other stuff 🙂 from there. Once we are back home we break open the coconuts and save the coconut water. Hubby dear grates the coconuts and we freeze the grated coconut in small packets for later use. We use the coconut water to make Homemade Sur / Coconut Toddy. This toddy can be used to make sannas (Goan Rice Dumplings/Bread – see here)
Yield – 1.5 litres
Prep. Time – 20 Mins.
Standing Time – 24 to 36 Hours
- Coconut Water – 1.5 litres (about 20 coconuts)
- Sugar – 10 to 12 tbsp. + 1 tsp.
- Active Dry Yeast – ¾ tsp.
- Warm Water – 50 ml
Step 1: Strain the coconut water into a clean glass or plastic jug/vessel. Add 10 tbsp. sugar and mix well till the sugar has completely dissolved (Check for sweetness. The water should taste sweet. Add more sugar if required)
Step 2: Dissolve the 1 tsp. sugar in a small glass bowl. Sprinkle the yeast into the bowl and leave it undisturbed for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
Step 3: Add the activated yeast to the sweetened coconut water and stir once. Cover with a loose lid or thin cloth fastened at the neck. Let it ferment for 24 to 36 hours.
- You can use tender coconut water also. But taste the sweetness and add sugar accordingly.
Wow!! Homemade Sur!! I have to try it out! I hope you also have recipes for Sannas and sorpotel on the blog? 😛
Yes we do A.G.
Something that we took for granted in Mombasa,Kenya and long for now in Canada.Thank you for the recipe Sean
You are welcome Ludmila
For how long can this be stored for future use.
Unfortunately you can’t store this. It will turn sour. Maybe you could try keeping it in the refrigerator for a day at most.
If you just let it sit in a cool, dark, dry spot for weeks, it’ll turn into nice vinegar. Inspect regularly for mold formation, and such.
Yes Antonio, you are absolutely right.
If you have some live toddy vinegar already, you can add a bit to the sur to speed up and regulate the process. I keep mine going in a continuous cycle similar to the way you’d do it with kombucha 🙂
Yes Adam, that’s something one could do too.
Tks for sharing the receipe I love it
Glad you loved it Mipath.