Coconut Powder

Ingredients:
  1. 2 tsp oil/ghee for roasting the dals and coconut
  2. 1/2 cup black gram dal (minappapu)
  3. 1/2 cup bengal gram dal (senaga pappu)
  4. 8-10 dried red chillies, tear into two and de-seed (adjust to suit your spice level)
  5. half a coconut, dried, grated or finely sliced
  6. 8-10 garlic cloves
  7. salt to taste

How to make:

  1. Grate the dried coconut or slice it into thin pieces  
  2. Heat a tsp of oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and roast the dals 
  3. dry red chillis in a pan on low heat till light brown and cool it.
  4. add the grated or sliced coconut pieces and roast on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Note: Dont add any more oil to roast the coconut pieces.
  6. Once the dals, red chillis and coconut pieces are cool, place them along with garlic cloves and salt in a blender and grind to make a powder of a crumbly consistency.
  7. Store in an air tight container.
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