Ingredients: 2 cups fresh grated, coconut* 1 tbsp of chili powder /12 tsp of chillie pepper flakes Dash of pepper Salt to taste 3-4 small red onions (shallots) or 1/2 red onion finely diced 1 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves (optional) 1 green chille finely diced (optional) 1 tbsp of maldive fish (optional) 2-3 tbsp lime juice
If using a mortar and a pestle (vangediya); add the chillie powder, chillie flakes, and salt to it and grind to a paste. Grind the all the ingredients above except lime in a mortar and pestle (wangediya). Mix in the coconut. Squeeze the lime juice, mix and adjust salt to taste. Serve. Alternatively you can grind in a food processor or mix with your hands in medium size bowl. * If fresh coconut is not available, you can use desiccated unsweetened coconut. Add about 3/4 cups of water to it and micro for a minute before using.