For many South Indian recipes, coconut needs to be dry roasted until brown before it is used for making the masala. Dry roasting coconut takes a long time and one needs to be patient.
Now dry roast coconut in a microwave in minutes!!
Spread the freshly grated coconut on a paper sheet/tissue and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep a watch and stir in between to keep it from getting burnt. Stand it for a couple of minutes and.... Voila!! Dry roasted coconut gets ready in a jiffy!!