First gather the required ingredients. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add oil to it.
Roast red chilli, asafoetida, urad dal for a minute in medium heat.
Add tamarind to it. Roast until the urad dal turns deep red without burning it.
Remove in a plate for cooling. In the same oil/ pan, add grated coconut and roast well.
It takes 2-3 minutes in medium flame, keep roasting as towards end, it may easily get burnt.
Transfer to a plate. Once cooled. Transfer all ingredients except coconut to a mixer.
Powder coarsely. Top with roasted coconut. Powder coarsely.
Transfer to a container and keep refrigerated.