Heat a heavy bottomed vessel and roast the dals on low to medium heat for 4-5 mts till the dals release their flavor and turn golden. Remove and keep aside. Add methi seeds and roast for 3-4 mts till they turn red. Remove and keep aside. Add coriander seeds and roast for 4-5 mts till they turn dark brown and release their flavor. Remove and keep aside. Add the mustard seeds and roast till they start to pop. Remove and keep aside. Add cumin seeds and pepper corns and roast for 2-3 mts. Remove and keep aside. Finally roast the dry red chillis and curry leaves for a mt and remove. add coconut powder to it and stir .Cool all the ingredients completely.
Place the podi ingredients along with turmeric pwd and asafoetida in a blender and grind to make a coarse powder