Wash the cabbage and shred it very finely.
Put the shredded cabbage into a large saucepan with the water that
clings to the cabbage. Add all the other ingredients except the
desiccated coconut. Cook gently with the lid until the cabbage is
tender. Do not overcook. Stir from time to time. Remove the lid and add
the coconut. Stir well and when the liquid in the pan has dried, the
dish is ready to be served with white rice.