– Grind Shallots, red chili and garlic into a coarse paste. – In a pan, add the oil and heat it up. Then add all the seasoning ingredients and let them sputter. – Now add the ground paste to the pan and sauté till the raw smell disappears.
– Meanwhile grind the tomatoes and tamarind into a paste. Once the shallot mixture cooks, add the ground tomatoes to it and let it come to a boil. Let the mixture sauté well and then add the salt.
– Let it come to the preferred consistency and then turn off the flame. – Serve with Idlis. Dosai’s or paniyaram!