Ok!, today I am not posting a recipe. Today I want to show you something . If you have already checked the photo above you are probably wondering what it is right? This is called a Mudi locally. Its the solidified fat that forms inside the coconut as it ages.
When growing up we used to have three huge coconut palm trees in our house. To prevent the coconuts from falling on people's heads my father would get someone to pick the coconuts.
Some will be young while the others will be slightly older ones. The young coconuts will be sent to friends and family and we would drink for our hearts content. While the older coconuts with more meatier flesh will be left to use for making various dishes.
Now usually there will be quite a huge pile of coconut, while my mum has some of them husked and cleaned the others are left with the husk . Now as the coconut starts to grow root and when you open this to find a mass of spongy ball which i have been told is the embryo of the coconut. Now comes the exciting part, my mum might need to get more coconuts and so gets these coconuts husked and we will find this spongy ball of mass inside, with a rough light yellow or rather cream skin.
|that spongy ball is known as Mudi|
Even though there is flesh inside can still be used, its this ball of mass we always look forward to. Its got a sweet taste with a spongy texture although the smaller it is the less spongy it is and is quite a little treat for us. Usually it gets bigger as the coconut ages. Now adays I have seen these kinds of coconuts with the root growing on them being sold as Mudilee kaashi in the local market here in Male' City.
The Mudi is just eaten as it as. Its more like a little treat hidden inside the coconut :)