A popular accompaniment to south indian breakfasts
1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and roast the peanut, green chili, 2 red chili, putnalu (bhuna chana) until lightly brown.
2. Roast the grated coconut in the same pan for 2 minutes. Roasting the coconut will release all the oils from it and add flavor to your dish.
3. Transfer the above roasted ingredients to a blender, add water,ginger, salt, tamarind paste and grind to a smooth paste and transfer to a bowl.
4. In a different pan add the remaining oil and add the urad dal and chana dal and let brown lightly. Add cumin and mustard, curry leaves and remaining red chili and let splutter. Transfer these to the previously ground paste of coconut and serve with idli ,dosa,pesaarattu,utappam etc.