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Thengai Milagai Podi (Coconut Powder)

posted 28 Jan 2014, 05:58 by R A   [ updated 28 Jan 2014, 05:58 ]
Coconut - 1 no(grated)
Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Red Chillies - 16 nos
Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup
Asafodeita - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind - Big Gooseberry size
OIl - 1 tsp

In a pan heat 1/4 spoon oil and fry the coconut till it gets dry and reddish brown in colour. Cut tamarind into small pieces and fry it in a dry pan till it becomes dry. In the remaining oil fry the dals, red chillies, asafodeita and salt.

Let all the ingredients cool and grind it to a coarse powder. Makes a great side dish for steaming hot Idly. Can also be had with hot rice and ghee.