1 Adding curd in poha, Sabudana khichadi makes it soft. 2. Saute gram flour in oil before adding onion paste makes gravy thick and also it gives a nice flavour to the curries. 3. Same way saute wheat flour or maida in butter and than add tomato puree helps to give a yumm taste and flavour. I use ghee mostly in seasoning of tomato soup.
Wet the coconut and draw an imaginary line around the mid riff of the coconut with your fingers and then try breaking it. You will be surprised to find the coconut in exact 2 halves. I follow this tip every time I break coconuts.