Monday, November 1, 2010

Karuveppilai Podi Recipe (Curry Leaves Powder Recipe)

Karuveppilai Podi / Curry Leaves Powder - The only way I can have curry leaves is this powder. I've rarely seen people eating curry leaves as such when used in gravies/poriyals and am one of the kind. I know its always been cornered....But knowing the goodness of it, I wanted to make this podi so that we can have it as a accompaniment for rice or even idlis and dosas.
Curry Leaves Powder Recipe
Ingredients:
  • Fresh Curry leaves - 3cups
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Channa dal - 1/8 cup
  • Hing/Perungayam -1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies- 5
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
Curry Leaves Powder Recipe
Method:
1.Wash the curry leaves and allow them to dry in shade.Dry them until there is no moisture.Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add curry leaves and fry them on medium heat. Keep tossing them around taking care not to burn them. The curry leaves should turn crispy.At this stage transfer to a seperate bowl and keep aside.
Curry Leaves Powder Recipe
2.Now heat the remaining oil, add chana dhal, urad dhal and hing, fry them on medium heat till they are browned. Remove from pan and keep aside.Fry red chillies till crisp.Switch off and allow them to cool.First grind red chillies along with the dals and salt to a coarse powderCurry Leaves Powder Recipe
3.Then add curry leaves and grind it along to a fine/coarse powder as per your preference. Cool down then store in airtight container.Curry Leaves Powder Recipe
I luv it with rice and oil.Occasionally I have it with idlies too :) Try this aromatic and flavourful curry leaves powder.Curry Leaves Powder Recipe
Uses of Curry leaves are recognised in all kinds of medical treatments and cooking methods as well. Here are only a few listed down: [Source : Google]

  • A liberal consumption of curry leaves is believed to be beneficial in nourishing the roots of the hair thus preventing further hair loss. It is believed that by doing so, premature graying of hair can be stopped.
  • The fresh juice of curry leaves are also used as an eye treatment for certain eye disorders, especially in arresting the development of cataract.
  • Diabetes due to heredity factors can be cured by eating ten fresh fully grown Curry leaves every morning for three months. It also helps in curing Diabetes due to Obesity due to the weight reducing properties of the leaves.
  • When Curry leaves are boiled in coconut oil till they are reduced to a blackened residue, the oil forms an excellent hair tonic to enhance hair growth and helps in retaining the natural pigmentation.
  • The curry leaves finds its applications in various fields and areas of diverse effects. The aromatic use for culinary purposes to medical needs and for simple solution of day to day health problems, it caters to a wide area.
Curry Leaves Powder Recipe

29 comments:

  1. my mil eats this everyday and sometimes i eat this as an accompaniment for curd rice. healthy podi. loved the click with idli and the collage too.

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  2. My mom makes,thogayal,podi too..I love it as rice and make thogayal ;) I love the click with idly ;)

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  3. The powder looks so awesome sharmi. And it looks so tempting with rice :)

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  4. we use curry leaves in all possible forms...powders,rice,chutney,pickle,separate powder for rice..loved the nice green color of curry leaves and loved those clicks too...

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  5. I absolutely love curry leaves in almost everything :)

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  6. Karuveppila podi is my favorite... Beautiful presentation and the podi has a lovely green color.

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  7. great...loved this powder...will surely try this out...looks superb

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  8. Awesome powder..looks superb, would love to try this with rice.

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  9. I just bought a jar of dried curry leaves....don't really know what to do with it. I might just try your recipe and serve them with rice.
    Thanks!

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  10. nice recipe..will go perfect with hot rice and ghee:)

    US Masala

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  11. Great post, Sharmilee...Loved all the pics!! Curry leaves powder rice looks so tempting! Thanks for sharing..

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  12. Love this karuveppilai podi with rice, beautiful looking spice powder.

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  13. A healthy and aromatic powder. Lovely clicks!

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  14. Very very tempting Sharmi..am a big fan of curry leaves powder.

    Aaha Oho

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  15. Healthy podi.Love that last pic.Very tempting!

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  16. My mouth is watering looking at the rice you have photographed. I wish curry leaves are available here a lot more, enough to make the podi. I love it,

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  17. Loved ur spice Combo for the chutney powder..Cant wait to try out...bookmarked..
    Following u ...
    regards
    Deepti
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  18. Healthy powder, love the curry leaves in it. Lovely clicks, Sharmilee.

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  19. This is such a lovely recipe! Bookmarked for sure!

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  20. This looks fantastic. It has a lot of medicinal value and sure a good one for my hair fall. will do it asap :)

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  21. If at all we get plenty curry leaves here...Looks fabulos Sharmi...

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  22. how beautiful this look, love the colour wish i could smell them right here, awesome!

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  23. Good idea of using curry leaves and the powder looks good too. We love curry leaves and use it regularly.
    Curry leaves taken without frying it is much healthier. Acc to Ayurveda it also helps in proper digestion and good for the health of digestive tract.

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  24. This seems to be awesome...nice dip that cud be included in ma kids' tiffin...

    http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

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  25. Yesterday I have prepared this podi it was very very good. I and my hubby had with hot rice. He was very much tempt and told me you have started to prepare thing good. As I'm new to cook you are my great inspiration. I would like you to share more foods.

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  26. @Anu : What a coincidence I too made this podi yesterday evening as its been a while I've made this...thanks for trying and glad that all liked it and to know about the appreciations too :)

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  27. My hubby loves this podi Must try thanks for sharing sharmi.

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