Well here is a coconut dish which is a perfect accompaniment to steamed rice.
Heat oil in a kadai/ wok and add the mustard seeds.
Add urad dal and chana dal when the mustard seeds start spluttering and keep stirring till they turn golden.
Add the green chillies, red chillies, and asafetida in quick succession.
Add the tamarind paste and stir well.
Turn off the gas and add the coconut and salt and give it a stir.
Allow the mixture to cool.
Grind it into a smooth paste and serve with plain white rice, some ghee (clarified butter) and papad.