3/4cupdried coconut flakes or freshly grated coconuttightly packed
A small tamarind ball
6-8dried red chilies
Heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil or ground nut oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot add all the ingredients except salt and fry in low flame for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ideally you should be frying each ingredient separately to avoid burning.
Allow to cool thoroughly. Once cooled down, grind to a fine or coarse powder along with required salt. Serve dry garlic chutney as required.
1. you can use kashmiri red chili powder instead of chili powder 2. Coriander seeds are optional