Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a pan.
Roast all ingredients under 'to roast & grind' till grated coconut turns brown. Roast in medium flame.
Cool it. Grind it with little water to smooth paste and keep aside.
Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water and extract the Tamarind extract.
Peel shallots and cut lengthwise thinly.
Heat Oil in a pan.
Crackle the mustard seeds and methi seeds.
Add curry leaves and Shallots.
When shallots turn golden, add turmeric powder and Tamarind extract.
Let it boil thoroughly and raw smell goes.
When the raw smell goes add ground coconut paste with required water and salt.
Let it boil nicely and reach the required consistency.
Switch off.Serve with hot rice.