Chutneys and Sauces

Coconut Paste

Ingredients
 
1 large onion sliced
1 small coconut shredded coarsely
2 tsp. coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 large garlic bulb seperated and peeled
15 green or red chillies
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
5 peppercorns
1/2 tbsp. sesame seeds
1/2 tbsp. khuskhus
5-6 cashews
1 tbsp. oil
 
Method
 
Roast dry masala on griddle.
When crisp, grind till coarsely crushed.
Heat oil, fry onions till light pink and tender.
Add all other ingredients, including crushed dry masalas.
Stir fry for 2 minutes.
Cool and grind with as little water as possible, to make a thick paste.
Refrigerate, and use as required.