Curry Leaves Powder - Karuvepillai Podi

While I went to the local vegetable market on Sunday, I picked up lots of fresh curry leaves..they were absolutely fresh and stunning..I had decided to make either chutney or powder...

While browsing through Vidhya's posts in My Recipes I found the recipe for Curry Leaves Powder..and decided to make that.. As I was assembling the items called up (her regular afternoon call) checking up on me..I mentioned I'm making curry leaves powder and she was excited as well.. I asked her for her version of it..and she suggested a slight variation to Vidhya's recipe..

Here's mom's version of it..

4 cups curry leaves, cleaned, removed from stem,
1/2 cup urad dal,
5-6 dried red chillies,
1/2 inch piece of whole asafoetida,
1 tbsp of sesame seeds,
Tamarind, slightly bigger than the size of one lime,
1 tsp oil from roasting
Salt as per taste

1.) Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan and fry the asafoetida until if puffs up. Remove and set aside.
2.) In the pan roast the red chillies. Remove and set aside.
3.) Next, roast the urad dal until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
4.) Roast the sesame seeds until they start to splutter. Remove and set aside.
5.) Add the remaining 1/2 tsp of oil and fry the curry leaves until they lose colour and start to turn crispy. Remove and set aside.
6.) Once all the ingredients have cooled down, put them in a mixer and churn. Add tamarind and salt and powder until its grainy in consistency. Check for salt, spice and tang and adjust.
7.) Serve with hot rice and ghee.

Sneek Peek:

It turned out awesome..

I thank you Vidhya for inspiring me to make this..I'm sending some of the podi for you...I hope you like it..:)

I'm also sending this podi to Arundati of Escapades and K, her husband.. who I'm sure would enjoy it..We miss you guys...:(

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  1. awesome!! i love karvepillai podi with anything...tastes great with bread and butter too.... we miss you too sweety!!

  2. Hi Jayashree, thanks for dropping my blog and for lovely comments. karuvepelai podi looks awesome. It is my hubby's fav.. looks perfect.

  3. I love karvapillai podi, my mil makes this often and it tastes awesome...first time here you have a cool space ...

  4. looks really neat and fresh Jayashree. I love your mom's version too. Will try this next time.BTW thanks for trying it. It makes us really happy when somebody tries our recipe and post it in their blog.

  5. Thanks Aru..I'll try it with bread and butter too!!!

    Thanks Jaishree..

    Thanks Usha..Welcome to my space..:)

    Thanks Vidhya..I'm sure there are loads of recipes which I will try out from your blog..


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