Mint/Pudina- A small bunch
Coriander/Kothamalli- A small bunch
Channa dal/kadalai parappu-1tbsp
Udid dal- 1/2tbsp
Dried red chillies- 8 to 10 numbers
Tamarind- A small piece
Asafoetida/hing- A pinch
Salt to taste
Seperate the leaves of mint from the bunch. Wash and keep them aside. Repeat the same procedure with Coriander. Heat oil in a pan. Add channa dal, tuvar dal ,udid dal and dried red chillies with the hing. Saute till it turns brown. Now add the mint and coriander leaves and saute till it just wilts. Remove from flame. Add the tamarind and allow it to cool. Grind it to a coarse mixture. Dont add any water while grinding.
This makes a excellent pickle/side dish along with rasam and rice.