It is a very tasty side dish for idli and aapam.You want to eat extra idlis with this kuzhambu.
|1 cup||Grated coconut (15 pieces)p|
|2 tsp||Aniseeds (sombu)|
|1 tsp||Chilli powder|
|4 tsp||Garam masala powder|
|¼ tsp||Turmeric powder|
|10 nos||Mint leaves|
|2 nos||Green shilli|
|Salt (as per taste)|
Cut the shallots lengthwise , slit open g.chillies, chop the mint leaves and cilantro.
Grind coconut and aniseeds into very fine paste with water.
Cook the tomatoes in cooker with half cup water for 1 whistle or in microwave for 3 minutes . Peel the skin and grind the tomatoes with water.In a bowl mix the ground coconut paste ,ground tomato ,chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder and salt.keep aside.
Heat 3 tsp oil in the kadai ,add mustard .When it splutters add onion, g.chilies and mint leaves one by one.Saute for a minute.Now add tomato and the spice mix.Let it to boil for 10 minutes.Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with idlis ,dosai,aapam or chappathi.