Remove the stems from the tamarind leaves and wash them. Let it dry completely. Heat one teaspoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan add and fry ground nuts, coriander seeds, next chana dal and finally red chillies to light brown color. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool. In the same pan add one teaspoon of oil and put the tamarind leaves. Roast the tender tamarind leaves until they turn crisp but don’t burn them. Remove from the heat and let it cool down. Grind the roasted spices, salt and garlic to a coarse powder. Finally add roasted tamarind leaves to the spices powder and blenderise it again. Serve with steamed rice, dosa or idli.
Chintha Chiguru Podi ~ Spicy Tender Tamarind Leaves PowderIngredients :