Karuvepillai/Curry Leaves podi

karuvepillai / curry leaves podi

This is another herbal podi/powder which has many health benefits and everyone knew that it’s a magical green leaves loaded with nutrients and an unique flavor. We prepare podi dosa out of it & name it as Desi zatar dosa. In a hurry you just mix this podi with rice and temper it….instant karuvepillai Sadam/rice ready. If I’m lazy to buy green leafy vegetable then my immediate solution is karuvepillai rice to satisfy my green cravings for that day. Even if I don’t have curry leaves then I sprinkle some to my dishes for additional flavor.

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  • Curry leaves – 1 cup, tightly packed
  • split unhulled urad dal – 2 tablespoons
  • Red chili – 5 to 6
  • Asafoetida- 1/4 teaspoon
  • A small piece of tamarind
  • salt to taste


– First wash & dry the curry leaves well.

– In a pan dry roast urad dal, red chili & then curry leaves separately and don’t allow the color of the leaves to change.you can also microwave the curry leaves for 2 to 3 minutes at medium low instead of roasting it.

– Grind the red chilies with salt,then add dal, tamarind & then curry leaves. Store it in an airtight container & can be used for 2 to 3 months.


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