Sunday, 6 October 2013

Curry Leaves Powder/Karruveppillai Podi

Curry Leaves Powder/Karruveppillai Podi

Saturday is when Alok (My hubby) does the vegetable shopping from PazhaMudhir Nilayam .In my house, we make our own Chilly powder to which we add some curry leaves. So I told him to get some curry leaves.

When we came back from shopping, we had got a huge Branch of curry leaves. They were fresh and I did not feel like wasting them so I made this powder with them.

You can add this Powder to any Sambhar,Rasam or Sabzi or simply add this to hot rice with a spoon of ghee and appalam  and it will taste amazing.

One of the great use of this powder is also it will reduce Hair fall (Much needed for me)


Curry Leaves - 1 Cup
Gram Dhall/Urad Dhall/Thoor Dhall - 2 Tablespoon (Each)
Pepper - 1 Tablespoon
Dry Red Chillies - 5
Salt - As per taste


Wash the curry leaves and dry it in shade overnight so no moisture is left. 

In a pan, dry roast all ingredients except salt. Dry roast them individually.

Roast the Dhall till it changes color slightly. Dry roast the pepper till the nice aroma comes. Dry Roast Curry Leaves and Dry red chilly for couple of seconds.

Let all ingredients to cool to room temperature. In a Mixer, first grind all the dhall,pepper and Chillies. Then add curry leaves and grind. Mix Salt and grind.

I have made it Coarse as I plan to use to have it with Rice. If you want you can also make it a fine powder.