1 cup freshly grated coconut
5 green chilies or as per taste
2 tbsp cilantro (coriander) leaves, washed & chopped
Few leaves of pudina ( mint) (optional)
1 tsp tamarind paste or juice
1 clove of garlic
1/2 inch ginger, roughly chopped
1 tbsp roasted split bengal gram (dahlia/daalia)
1 tsp sugar
Salt To Taste
Grind the above ingredients to a smooth paste by adding little water.
When perfectly smooth, taste and add more sugar or salt if desired.
Serve immediately with idlis or dosas or keep tightly covered in refrigerator for up to a week.