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Spicy Dalia Coconut Powder

3 Feb

Putnala Kobbari Podem.

Dalia / Roasted gram is ground into somewhat coarse powder using grated coconut and spices. It is then seasoned with fried whole dals. The powder can be used as a dosa spread or can be used as a chutney once mixed with water.
Makes: around 2 Cups of Spicy Dalia Coconut Powder


Dalia / Roasted Gram 1 Cup
Grated Coconut 3/4 Cup
Green Chiles 2
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Whole Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 3
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and fry briefly.
Remove the pan from heat and remove half of green chiles and red chiles from the mixture.

Grind dalia into powder using spice blender.
Then add half of the red chiles, half of green chiles, grated coconut and salt.
Grind again into powder using spice grinder and remove onto a bowl.
Stir in the fried spices and serve spicy dalia coconut powder with idly, dosa etc.
Notes: Make sure not to over grind the dalia coconut powder.

Suggestions: You can also add mix water to the dalia coconut powder and use it as a chutney. Refrigerate for extended use.
Variations: You can adjust the amount of coconut according to preference.
Other Names: Spicy Dalia Coconut Powder.