Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Karuveppilai Podi - Spiced Curry leaves powder - Great accompaniment to rice!

I had bunches of curry leaves getting dried up and sitting in my fridge! Although they're given FOC (free of charge) at Indian grocery stores when you buy a reasonable amount of veggies from them, I didn't want to waste soo much of curry leaves! I really hate wasting food and I have even gobbled down leftovers (when they're too little) in an attempt to not waste food.

This spiced powder can be a great accompaniment to rice, esp on those days when you're in no mood to make sambar/rasam/dal! Just sprinkle some "Karuveppilai podi" and half a teaspoon of Ghee (ahem! Gingely Oil will taste just fine too :-) ) and wow! all you need is a packet of Potato Chips to complete your meal :-)

You Need -


Curry leaves - 1 cup
Urad dal - 2 tbsp
Channa dal - 3 tbsp
Dry Red chillies - 4
Cumin/Jeera - 2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Method -


Ensure that the curry leaves are dry. Ideally, you should begin by washing thoroughly and drying them in paper towels.

Take a pan, pour oil and start frying all the ingredients together. Once a beautiful aroma emanates, you know it's done and you can switch off the fire. Let it cool down before you powder them.

Store in an air-tight container and label it with date.

Home-made Karuveppilai podi

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