Pottukadalai Parupu Podi
1 cup roasted gram dal
12 dry red chilli
20 curry leaves
1 whole garlic pods
1 tbsp dry coconut
2 tsp ghee(clarified butter)
Salt to taste
For dry coconut(use koparai thengai or dehydrated shredded ccoconut)-
If you don’t have dehydrated shredded coconut at home dry roast shredded fresh coconut in pan and allow to cool before adding into the recipe.
Peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves
Heat ghee in a pan.
Fry dry red chilli, roasted gram dal and curry leaves for 10 minutes on low flame .
Remove pan from stove and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Add salt and coarsely grind the mixture.
Next add garlic and coconut to the mixture.
Again grind the mixture to fine powder.
You can store this powder for a month in an airtight container.
This powder is served with hot rice and ghee.