Karivepaku Podi | Spiced Curry Leaf Powder - Version 2

>>  Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I guess this will be the most shortest post I have written in recent times. I had one Curry leaves Powder already. But when you ask Athamma, she will say she has couple of versions more up her sleeves. 

Curry leaf is one of those wonderful ingredients that you can't do without in your typical South Indian Cooking. Yet most times once it's cooked it is discarded. Many advice against this, yet you can't get them eat the cooked leaf as such. So consuming it in form of podi is the best way to do it.

On top Daddy loves this podi, so amma makes it quite often. Knowing Athamma's forte we end up asking her to make one batch or the other. This version that she made recently is much simpler than most others I have seen her making. Hubby dear loves to eat this with Ragi Sangati and Red chili dal.

Curry Leaves Podi

Ingredients Needed:

Curry Leaves - 1 cup
Red Chilies - 8-9 nos
Garlic - 3 cloves
Salt to taste

Method to prepare:

Wash the leaves and shade dry them till they are completely dry.

Heat a pan and dry roast the curry leaves till they turn crisp. Then roast the chilies.

Allow to cool and grind them first to a powder. Finally pulse the garlic cloves along with the podi.

The texture can be coarse or fine depending on your taste.

Since you add garlic, this podi has to be spread and left to dry for a while. The aroma will still be in tact even though you dry this podi.

Karivepaku Podi ~ Spiced Curry Leaf
Karivepaku Podi ~ Spiced Curry leaf powder

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Smitha April 12, 2011 at 7:43 AM  

its one of my fav. podis....I still have some left from which I bought from India..just y'day I ate some with rice...i eat it littlr by little saving it..since here we dont get enough curry leaves to make it!
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Reshmi Mahesh April 12, 2011 at 9:03 AM  

Its new to me...I have never ate this before...sounds very yummy....with the great taste of curry leaves and garlic...

SouthindianHome April 12, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

Looks delicious.Perfect with rice and ghee

Divya.M April 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

was planning to make this powder this week.... my curryleaf powder recipe has slight difference from urs...anyway im going to try urs this the pic....

Priya April 12, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

Love this curry leaves podi,havent had since a long..

Archana April 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM  

My FIL will love this one. Must make it.

PJ April 12, 2011 at 9:40 PM  

Nice podi. I make this with lentils.

Ila April 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM  

delicious and looks tempting :) good with rice :)

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) April 13, 2011 at 12:14 AM  

my mil makes this a lot and everyone enjoys it :)

divya April 13, 2011 at 3:36 AM  

Wow it looks sooo tempting and yummy podi..

Archana Vivek April 13, 2011 at 4:48 AM  

This is really nice recipe. Very healthy one too.

Suma Gandlur April 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM  

As you mentioned, this cannot get simpler.I should say one cup curry leaves in US is equal to a pot of gold. :) 2 stalks of leaves sell for around 4$ in my town. This is the only thing that never gets prepared in my kitchen, I guess. I get podi from India, lovingly prepared by my mother from her backyard tree leaves.

Kamalika April 15, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

I like the way you have made the podi. I generally grind it to become a coarse powder. Will try your version.

Kamalika April 15, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

I like the way you have made the podi. I generally grind it to become a coarse powder. Will try your version.

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