Shredded or ground coconut kernel is dried to make dry, finely grated coconut powder. The moisture is removed to ensure long shelf life. The desiccated coconut powder is an unsweetened powder that can be used as an alternate of raw grated coconut. It finds use in baked goods, confectioneries and other food preparations. The dry coconut powder can be stored in an air-tight container or plastic bags and refrigerated. It can be used in household kitchens as well for preparing both, sweet and savoury dishes.