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Monday, February 29, 2016

Karuvepilai Podi | Curry Leaves Powder

Karuvepilai Podi | Curry Leaves Powder
Curry Leaves are widely used for seasoning in South Indian Cooking. Curry Leaves are rich in iron and is used in every day cooking. As kids won't eat curry leaves, I mix a pinch of this powder in their rice or dal before serving. Curry Leaves powder is a multi-purpose powder. It can be used to make Karuvepilai sadam, Podi Dosa.  It can also be taken as a side dish to Idli and Dosa by mixing with ghee or gingelly oil. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian  Karuvepilai Podi | Curry Leaves Powder.

Karuvepilai Podi Recipe

South Indian Iron rich Curry Leaves Powder. Rice, Idli, dosa side dish

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Yields : 1 Cup

Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Karuvepilai Podi
Curry Leaves ( tightly packed) : 1 Cup
Coriander seeds : 1/4 Cup
Chana dal : 1/4 Cup
Urad dal : 1/4 Cup
Coconut pieces or shredded coconut : 2 tbsp
Red chillies : 2 or 3
Pepper : 1 tsp
Tamarind : 1/4 Lemon size
Salt : As needed

1.Dry roast coriander seeds, chana dal and urad dal till chana dal turns golden color in medium flame. In the same pan, add red chillies, pepper and tamarind and roast it for 2 mins. Transfer it to dry plate or bowl.
Karuvepilai Podi 1
2.Dry roast curry leaves till it turns crisp in medium flame. Transfer it to  plate. Dry roast coconut pieces or shredded coconut. Transfer it to plate.
Karuvepilai Podi 2
3. Allow the ingredients to cool and grind it into coarse powder along with salt. Once cool down completely, store it in clean air tight container for about a month. Use a clean spoon.

Karuvepilai Podi | Curry Leaves Powder | Curry Leaves Recipes | Karuvepilai Recipes
Curry Leaves Powder

Adjust red chillies to your taste.
store in an airtight container for about a month.


  1. Looks so yummy and healthy. Will try

  2. Very healthy and my all time fav podi...

  3. The scent of curry leaves always my love. This podi I should make as well.


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