Saturday, June 15, 2013

Curry Leaves Powder/Karuvepillai Podi

                                                                    Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal.It can be stored for a much longer period and it is easy to carry when you are travelling.It is easy and simple to make and it can be used as an alternative to 'dosai milagai podi' so you can have it as an accompaniment for idlis and dosas along with some gingelly oil.
Curry Leaves has enormous benefits and its iron content helps ladies overcome their menstrual problems too.So it is advised to include lot of curry leaves in our diet and when it is consumed like a thogayal or karuvepillai podi you do not throw away the leaves like we do when it is put in sambar or other dishes.

You will Need

  • One cup Dried Curry Leaves
  • Half cup Urad dal
  • One tsp Channa dal
  • One small piece of Tamarind
  • Half tsp of Asafoetida
  • Few Red Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • One tsp Gingelly Oil

How to

  • Wash the curry leaves well and spread it on a newspaper and allow it to dry.
  • After it dries totally dry roast them in a pan.and keep it aside to cool.

  • In the same pan pour one tsp Gingelly oil and roast the urad and channa dal first.when it starts to get brown add the chillies and tamarind and roast till the dal becomes golden brown.Keep it aside in a plate to cool.

    •  After all the ingredients cool powder the curry leaves along with tamarind,salt asafoetida,and red chillies.

    • Add the urad dal and powder further.

    • You can use this powder to make Curry Leaves Rice too.
    • It is also given to ladies post their delivery.


    Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

    Yummy Karuvepillai Podi. The pictures have triggered my appetite.

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    Anonymous said...

    how can we grind tamarind and get a dry powder? is that possible

    Anonymous said...

    how can we grind tamarind and get a dry powder? is that possible

    Anonymous said...

    yes it's possible u can grind the mixie jar 1st add the sauted dhal along with the tamarind grind twice then add curry leaves give u perfect podi..