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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Curry Leaves Powder | Kadhi Patta Powder | Karuvepilai Podi

       Curry Leaves powder is a podi prepared with lentil (toor dal) and curry leaves.Podi is nothing but a coarse powder prepared with lentils with or without curry leaves.Usually pairs with rice and gigelly oil or ghee.I always have /make idli podi- an instant side dish for idli.Sometimes i make paruppu podi for rice and keep garam masala podi at hand for preparing north Indian curries.
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      These kind of  lentil powder will be helpful when there is no mood to cook or don't have anything to cook.Also will come in handy at situations like out of town. I prepare a bulk amount and store in airtight container and my hubby will make dosa/idli and have it with podi and gingelly oil instead of having heavy unheathy (more oil/ghee /salt/baking soda) hotel food.
Why this powder? 
    Usually in south India Curry leaves will be added to tadka /seasoning after making sambar,rasam,curry,soup.The seasoning with karuvepilai brings more taste and helps in digestion, adding in Iron and fiber to the diet.Fresh herbs like this not only adds a lot of flavor but improves the taste of the dish to another level.Instead of throwing leaves prepare powder form and have cosidering its benefits.
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Benefits of karibevu :
     As i said earlier ,Try subtituting kadhi patta leaves with its powder to get more of its fiber and goodness.When you consume more of it, no early greying will happen also it reduces the hair fall.When you add it to your hair oil or eat it along with your food it is beneficial for hair glow and strength.
Where  and how?
    In andhra people eat lot of podi along with ghee for rice while in Tamilnadu chutney's and kulambu is being prepared with curry leaves ..In North India majorly for dhokla or dal tadka kadhi patta is being used.
Other Names of curry Leaves:
     'Karibevu'  also called 'kadhi patta' in hindi and 'karuvepilai' in tamil.
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Step By Step picture recipe for making curry leaves powder:
  • Wash and dry the curry leaves until there is no moisture.Dry roast toor dal in a clean and dry pan on a slow fire until brown.Roast urad dal also until brown.
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  • Add a drop of oil and add hing to the oil.When there is no water(dry) in kadhi patta ,roast it along with red chilies until crispy.Add pepper and jeera .When they pop,take it out.
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  • Cool everything and grind it along with required salt until coarse or fine consistency.
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  • Add ghee/oil to hot rice  and add some powder and enjoy ..

                                                           Curry Leaves Powder Recipe

curry leaves powder recipe                               How to make karuvepilai podi  

 Cuisine: Indian   Category: Side Prep time:nil  Cook time:20 minutes  Total Time:30 minutes


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup toor dal/tuvaram paruppu.
  • 1 cup packed curry leaves/karuvepilai.
  • 1 tbsp urad dal/ulutham paruppu.
  • 1 tsp black pepper/milagu.
  • 1 tsp cumin /jeera.
  • hing
  • 3-4 red chilies/kaintha milagai.
  • Salt as required.
Method:
  • Dry roast toor dal in a clean and dry pan on a slow fire until brown.
  • Roast urad dal also until brown.
  • Wash and dry the curry leaves until there is no moisture.
  • Add a drop of oil and add hing to the oil.
  • When there is no water(dry) in kadhi patta roast it along with red chilies until crispy..
  • Add pepper and jeera .When they pop,take it out.
  • Cool everything and grind in Indian Mixer  along with required salt until coarse or fine consistency.
  • Add ghee/oil to hot rice  and add some powder and enjoy ..



7 comments:

  1. We don't have podis in our food... this looks interesting...

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  2. Healthy podi . Perfect for idlies.

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  3. healthy and tasty powder.. Just need hot rice and ghee :-)

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  4. healthy and yummy podi!! lovely color!!

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  5. Very healthy and flavorful podi..

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