9. Kaashi (ކާށި)
This is the coconut people refer to when talking about coconuts! When the husk is removed, it leaves a small brown ball, which, when cracked, will reveal white hardened coconut meat on the inside. The meat can be eaten as is, grated for the use of curries and a variety of other dishes, reduced to oil and milk.
A very common use of grated kaashi is for the (delicious) local breakfast dish called Mashuni, which can be eaten with roshi, or Huni Roshi (Flat Bread with coconut). Coconut oil is used in cooking as well as a haircare product and to produce cosmetic products such as soaps, shampoos and lotions.