Thengai Podi |Coconut Powder
 
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Thengai Podi is a a dry Powder (podi) prepared with coconut(Thengai) and freshly roasted and ground spice mix. It taste good with rice and tiffine vareity. Coconut powder can be prepared within 10 minutes and stays good for months.
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Recipe type: Podi
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Coconut - 1 cup
  • Urad Dal - ¼ cup
  • Channa Dal - ⅓ cup
  • Red Chilli – 7 (Adjust according to your taste)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Asafoetida- ⅛ tsp
Method
  1. In a pan dry roast urad dal, channa dal and red chilli till they turn golden brown. Transfer it to a plate. Dry roast the coconut till it turns golden brown color. Switch off the flame and Keep it aside. Add required salt and pinch of asafoetida
  2. After everything comes to room temperature grind them into coarse powder. Cool it and store in dry airtight container, and always use a dry spoon
Notes
1. Instead of fresh/Frozen coconut, dry coconut can also be used
2. If you are using katti perungayam add it while sauting dal
3. Roast dal and coconut well for the podi to stay fresh
4. Instead of using both urad and Channa dal, this can also be done with either urad dal or channa dal alone
5. Thaw the frozen coconut before using
Recipe by Traditionally Modern Food at http://traditionallymodernfood.com/index.php/2014/12/10/thengai-podi-2/