Thenga Thogaiyal

Grated coconut 1 cup

Tamarind 3 scales

Red chillies 4 or 5

Peppercorns 6-8 (optional)

Chana dal 2 tbsp

Urad dal 3 tbsp

oil 1 tsp

Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp

Asafotida 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves 6 sprigs

Salt 1 tsp

Soak the tamarind i hot water to soften it.

Add a few drops of oil to a frying pan and roast the chilies on slow fire till the color changes and it gives out an aroma. Add the peppercorns and when they are done add the dals and roast till golden in color. Add the grated coconut and the curry leaves till a good aroma is given.

Cool the mix and transfer to the blender gwith the tamarind scales. Add minimal water and grind to a fine paste. Add slat and mix well.

Transfer the thogaiyal to a bowl and temper with mustard seeds and asafotida. Mix with rice and enjoy! 🙂

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