Garlic pods 10-15
Tamarind 2 inch sized ball
Urad dal 1/2 cup
Dry whole red chillies 5-8
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tbsps
Method of preparation:
Soak tamarind in a tsp or two of oil and keep aside.
Heat a drop of oil in pan, add urad dal.
Roast the urad dal until it turns light brown.
Remove from heat and add a tsp of oil and dry red chillies in same pan.
Roast red chillies until you can smell them.
Grind urad dal, red chillies and salt into somewhat fine powder.
In the same pan, add 2 tbsps oil and garlic pods.
Saute them for few minutes or until they turn light brown.
Using mortar and pestle, first mash the tamarind until soft.
Then add red chilli urad dal powder.
Mix them together thoroughly with the pestle.
Finally add garlic pods and mash the whole thing together.
Make small balls and serve with rice and ghee.
Notes: These garlic balls stay for weeks if stored tight.