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Dry coconut - 1/2 (grated)
Pepper corns - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Salt - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 100 gms
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  • Grind garlic cloves coarsely and keep aside.
  • Grind dry coconut, pepper corns, red chillies, salt and turmeric to make powder.
  • Heat ghee in kadai, add mustard and curry leaves. Allow them to crackle.
  • Add garlic paste; stir till the aroma comes then add ground powder.
  • Mix well and cook in low flame for 3 minutes.
  • let it cool and transfer to airtight jar.
  • Serve with   steamed rice and melted ghee.
  • This is good for Balintha  (for newly delivered mothers)
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