Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Kariveppilai (curry leaf) Podi/Rice

I really love Kariveppilai (Curry Leaf) podi. We usually don't get good Curry Leaf where we live. Last weekend we were in Hounslow (in UK) and found curry leaf and coriander leaf fresh and cheap. So bought a couple of bunches of both.

Today I made the curry leaf powder. Hopefully I will get to making something with the coriander leaves as well before it goes bad. Look out for a recipe.

This recipe is very basic. Once made, it can be mixed with rice making it an instant powder. It stores well for a few weeks.


Ingredients

Curry leaf 3 cups
Urad dal 1/4 cup
Pepper 1 tsp
Red Chillies 10 (depending on the spiciness of the chilli. Mine was not very spicy)
Salt 1/2 tsp (to taste)

Oil a little

Method of Preparation

1. Separate the curry leaf from the stem and wash well. Dry the leaves.

2. Dry roast the leaves. Roast till it becomes dry, making sure not to burn it. Keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a Pan and add urad dal and roast till it is slightly browned.

4. Add the pepper and chillies to it and roast for another minute. Let it cool.

5. Powder all the above with salt into a fine powder. Kariveppilai Podi is ready.

6. You can mix with rice when you are ready to eat. You can also use this as a side for idli and dosa

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