Friday, 4 October 2013

Kariveppilai Paruppu Podi - Spice Powder made with Lentils and Curry Leaves

Curry leaf is an amazing herb with a lot of medicinal properties. It happens to be my favorite as well. I have made Kariveppilai Podi (curry leaf powder) before. This version is a spin on the classic Paruppu Podi

Adapted from here


Curry Leaf 1 cup
Toor Dal 1/2 cup
Roasted Gram Dal / Pottu Kadala 2 tbsp
Red Chilli 2 (or more depending on your chilli)
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Salt a little

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the toor dal and pottu kadalai. Saute till it starts to brown.

2. Add the red chillies, pepper, cumin. Saute for a minute or 2.

3. Add the curry leaves and switch off. It will dry up.

4. Let it cool and then powder.

Store in an air tight jar. Stores well for a week or so.  If stored in Fridge, it lasts for 3 weeks (don't know about more than that as it always gets over by that time). Mix with rice and enjoy!


  1. Handy spice powder, best tastes with hot rice and ghee

  2. Love the combinations in this recipe :)

  3. Love this paruppu podi with rice topped with fav..

  4. My mother would love this paruppu podi. I can imagine her telling me how iron rich this is. The color looks brilliant- a nice pastel green. And if i had been around, i d ve stolen half of this to eat with hot rice and ghee

  5. simply tasty and very pleasing picture too.... I lov to have this podi with idli, dosa, rice ...