Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal #2 | Curry Leaves Chutney

An abundance of curry leaves in our backyard is always a source of  this fresh herb for the meal. When ever the need arises,which is everyday,I just go and grab a handful. Since we use this herb for seasoning most of our dishes, the presence of this fresh herb seems like a blessing for me.

Today, I made this curry leaves chutney with a slight variation.Usually I add a variety of roasted dals to this chutney but today recipe has no dal.It is curry leaves in the concentrated form.

Curry leaves - 2 bunches
Roasted mustard- 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic - 5 pods
Ginger - 1" piece
Tamarind paste- 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Coconut grated - 2 tablespoons
Salt - to taste
Oil-1 tablespoon

  1. Heat oil in a pan and put in asafoetida,garlic cloves and chopped ginger.Saute for a couple of minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the curry leaves, grated coconut.Saute for 2 minutes.Switch off flame and let it cool.
  3. Grind the roasted ingredients along with mustard, tamarind paste,salt.[Add water according to the consistency you prefer.]
  4. Remove into a dish and serve with steamed rice.

Here are some other recipes with curry leaves

Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal #1
Curry leaves flavored rice # 1
Curry leaves flavored rice rice # 2
Curry leaf powder
An easy way to Dry curry leaves at home in your microwave if you have surplus and use later.

This Day That Year....

2010 - Carrot rice with flax seed spice mix
2009 - Potato Podimas

Bon Appetit....

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