South Indian cuisine has to offer a myriad of podi or spice powder recipes which are mainly used as a condiment for lunch and dinner. Each region has its variation of preparing it with a slight modification to ingredients. One such podi recipe is curry leaves powder recipe with curry leaves as its main ingredient.
They call them karuveppilai podi…spicy, aromatic spice powder used as taste enhancer with rasam rice or sambar rice combination, the main ingredient for this recipe is fresh curry leaves with other supporting dry spices. Generally, it is used as a side dish to rice, but it also tastes great when served and mixed with ghee or coconut oil and rice.
Curry leaves have a lot of medicinal properties. It is rich in calcium and has vitamin A. Oil made from curry leaves is said to prevent hair fall and delay hair greying. Curry leaves powder can be stored for a month and can be used when needed. Nothing can beat the fresh flavour of homemade curry leaves powder. Hot steamed rice with curry leaves powder and a tsp of ghee is heavenly. Try it and see. I usually stock these powders at home as they come handy when I feel lazy to cook.
Curry leaves or kadi patta is popular in India because of its aroma and striking taste. The curry leaf tree was originally grown in India for its aromatic leaves. It slowly made way to many Asian kitchens because of its amazing and distinct flavour. Curry leaves can be added to numerous dishes. However, there is much more to curry leaves apart from their distinct flavour. Curry leaves can also be used for weight loss. They are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and B2. Curry leaves are also said to be good sources of iron and calcium and are used as part of folklore medicine to treat calcium deficiency and several other conditions.
curry leaves / karibevu / kari patta / karuveppilai / karivepaku, Desi Ghee/clarified butter, chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, tamarind / imli, red chilli, coconut, dried/desiccated, hing /asafoetida, salt
Good for 12 months from date of manufacture
Store in a cool dry place
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