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Curry leaves; herbal, medicinal, nutritional and aromatic in fragrance!

Green foliage with myriads of vitamins, nestled in abundance!

Plentiful and pristine on a tree!

Gluten free, dairy free, cost free – rejoice – free, free, free!

Preparing Curry leaves powder; never ever a wasted exercise!

Curry leaves powder + a dollop of ghee | sesame oil + steamed hot rice;

An unbeatable combination, is a solemn piece of advice!

Curry leaves powder with Idlis | Uthappams | Dosas ;

Unputdownable, flavour galore!

Curry leaves powder as seasoning sprinkled on salads, breads, rotis;

An inviting delectable condiment, that now adorns the table decor!

Curry Leaves powder | Karuveppilai podi

Prep time : 15 mins; Cooking time : 30 mins

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 cups of Curry leaves
  • 3 tbsps Flax Seeds
  • 3 tbsps Black Gram lentils | udad dal
  • 3 tbsps Bengal Gram lentils | channa dal
  • 9 – 12 Whole Red Chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds | rai
  • 1/2 tbsp cummin seeds | jeera
  • 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 small marble sized lump of tamarind
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder | Hing
  • 1 inch piece of dry ginger | chukku or 3 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Jaggery
  • Rock Salt to taste
Roasted ingredients for Curry leaf  powder

Method :

  1. Wash the curry leaves well, drain and dry completely in the sun for 3-4 hours or dry roast it on a pan | skillet or in an oven at 150 C for 10 – 15 mins.
  2. Dry roast in a bandli | pan | skillet, each ingredient separately, except jaggery and preferably do so, on low flame, till they are aromatic and light brown.
  3. Once cooled, dry grind all the ingredients in a blender till lightly coarse.
  4. Store in an air tight container.

Variation :

  1. Replace red chilies by same number of green chilies and garlic cloves. Roast both green chilies and garlic in about a tsp of sesame oil and continue to follow the above procedure. Please note on including these ingredients, one must store this powder in the refrigerator.
  2. Instead of 3 tbsps of bengal gram lentil | channa dal, 1 1/2 tbsps of Red gram lentil | Thuvar Dal and 1 1/2 tbsps of bengal gram lentil | Channa Dal can be added in the above recipe.

Note : 

Each ingredient needs to be dry roasted separately for best results.