Coconut Powder

Category: Powders that can be mixed with rice
Description: This is a tasty powder which goes well with rice.
Preparation Time: 20 mins


Desiccated Coconut – 1 1/2 cups
Black gram dhal – 3 tblsp
Bengal gram dhal – 2 tblsp
Red Chillis – 15
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Tamarind powder – 2 tsp
Asafoetida(broken into pieces)– 1 big piece
Gingelly oil – 1 tablespoons
Salt to taste.


1.Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the asafoetida to a rich brown colour.
2.Add blackgram dhal,bengalgram dhal,redchillis and coriander seeds to the pan. Fry till the dhals are a rich brown color.
3.Spread on a sheet of paper and allow to cool.
4.Dry roast the desiccated coconut to a light brown color and cool.
5.Combine the desiccated coconut,salt and tamarind powder with the other ingredients and powder coarsely.
6.This can be stored in an air tight container for about 6 months and upto a year in the freezer.