Heat a pan, add rice and fry on low heat until they puff up and change colour lightly. Remove this from heat and keep aside.
Next fry all spices on low heat, since each spice requires different time for frying
In the same pan, add 1 tsp coconut oil. Add methi seeds and fry well on low heat.
Next add cumin and fry well until you get nice aroma.
Add chana dal or kadale bele and urad dal. Fry these two also along with other spices.
Next add coriander seeds, fry well until you get nice aroma.
Add dry red chilies, fry until they become crisp.
All the spices along with red chilies should be fried well in coconut oil until you get nice aroma and spices turn golden crisp texture.
Cool all the fried spices to be later ground with fresh coconut gratings.