A spicy tasty accompaniment for idli/ dosa made from dry coconut (kopra) ground with roasted dals, red chilli, tamarind and flavoured with asafoetida (hing). Thengai milagai podi is a dry chutney powder made using roasted coconut, urad dal and red chilli. This is similar to our conventional chilli. This can be mixed directly with hot rice, add a teaspoon of gingelli oil and enjoy with sutta appalam. In this recipe we add roasted coconut essentially.