Tomato - 4 (medium size) (roughly chopped)
Onion - 1 (roughly chopped) + Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup (Grate 1/4 shell of a full coconut)
Coriander Powder - 3 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 to 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Aniseed - 1 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Salt - to taste
Heat oil in a pan and saute it with aniseed, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Now add roughly chopped onion, tomato and ginger garlic paste and fry it until onion and tomato become soft. Switch off the flame at this stage and let it cool for a while. Grind this to a smooth paste along with grated coconut by adding a little of water.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute it with aniseed and add the grind paste and fry for a while. Now add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilly powder and cumin powder, enough amount of salt and add a little of water and cook until the gravy thickens well and the raw smell of the dry powders leaves of the dish. Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Side Dish: Goes well with idli, dosa, chapathi
I adopted this recipe from here and thanks a lot Padma for such a nice recipe!