Dry coconuts are used everyday in South Indian households and restaurants, as coconut is one of the main ingredients in South Indian dishes. Coconut is a tough-looking fruit with a hard shell. A dry coconut is not easy to open. The best way to open a dry coconut is this coconut opener. Use the pointed blade of the opener to poke through one of the three holes at the top. Collect all water inside the coconut in glass. Hit the coconut using a hammer or throw it on a concrete surface to break open the coconut. Then, use this kitchen tool to separate the meat from the shell. Now you can use the coconut meat in several dishes. You can make coconut chutney, coconut rice and other dishes.