Chana dal – 1/4 cup

Green chilles – 8 cut into 2 pieces

Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp

Garlic -4 mashed with skin

Turemeric powder – one pinch

Curry leaves – few

Oil – 1 ,1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Tamarind paste – 1 tsp

Water -as required


Heat oil in  a pan on low heat. Add all the talimpu ingredients in order except salt and tamarind paste. Fry on medium heat until aromatic or till they change colour. Cool it and grind it with salt and tamarind using little water. Adjust seasoning . Serve with idli or dosa.

NOTES – Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients while frying.

SUGGESTIONS – Adjust spice with green chilles.Image