1 1/2 cups coconut (narial) (scraped)
1 cup red chillies whole
2 tblsp mustard seeds (raai)
1/4 cup black gram split (urad dal)
salt (namak) to taste
1/2 tsp asafoetida
8 tblsp oil (tel)

How to make coconut podi:

  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil and fry the coconut to a reddish brown color and cool.
  • Heat the remaining oil and fry the dal, chillies and mustard seeds separately, remove and cool.
  • Mix all the ingredients and grind to a coarse powder. Store in a dry airtight bottle.

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