Special Occasion Masala with Coconut from Tamil Nadu

May 22, 2020

Contributed by Meenakshi Rajagopalan

While making Sambar, add only half the quantity of sambar powder and balance with this Special masala for an authentic taste.


  1. Coriander Seeds 3-4 spoons
  2. Chana Dal 3/4 spoon
  3. Dry Red Chilli 1-2
  4. Coconut
  5. Oil a
  6. Hing


  1. Take a little oil in kadai/pan add hing and roast Coriander seeds,
  2. Add to the above 3/4 spoon of chana dal, dry red chilli and coconut and grind into a paste adding a little water. The Special masala is now ready.

This fiery masala can be used to liven up many meals.