Suitable for all constitutions. Supports healthy digestion. If experiencing pitta imbalance, add ghee to food in order to eliminate any pitta aggravation. May be consumed at all seasons and at any time during the day.

Use heaped measurements except when stated otherwise.

Preparation – 10 minutes

Makes 2 cups

 

Ingredients

1 cup/80g dried shredded coconut

1 – 2 cups lukewarm water (start with 1 cup for right consistency)

¼ cup/25g toasted split channa dāl

1 tsp finely chopped ginger

½ – 1 red/green chili (according to taste and strength of chili)

3 sprigs fresh coriander

¼ tsp tamarind paste

1 tsp jaggery

½ tsp fine rock salt

 

Preparation

1.  In blender, add coconut, dāl, ginger, chili, coriander, jaggery, salt and tamarind paste.

2.  Add 1 cup water and grind until a thick paste, add water to adjust for desired consistency.

3.  Adjust seasoning, adding more salt, sweet, sour (tamarind) or pungent (chili), as needed.

 

Serve

Once – twice a week with rottichapati, dosa or rice. Suitable morning or evening, in all seasons.

Variation

  • Use 1 whole, grated fresh coconut.