This is another version of spicy coconut powder. Adding daal to the coconut will give the mouthful taste. Instead of stir fries, we can have this spicy powder as a side dish.
Spicy coconut powder
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Toor daal / Kandi pappu - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chili - 5-6
Garlic cloves - 2-3
Oil - 1 tsp
Red chili, dry coconut, toor daal, coriander seeds and garlic
Heat a tsp of oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and roast the daal on low heat till light brown and the daal releases its flavor. Remove and cool.
In the same vessel and dry red chillis and the coriander seeds and fry them till they change their colour. Remove and keep them aside.
To the same pan add the grated or sliced coconut pieces and roast on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Dont add any more oil to roast the coconut pieces.
Once the daals, 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.
Store in an air tight container.