Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kariveppalla/Curry leaf chutney

First to talk about the importance of curry leaves…it is rich in calcium…good for health…for hair growth etc etc….

My front yard has a big curry plant/tree…and once it is blooms, the whole front yard gets a spread of this plant…


• 1 /2 tbsp of mustard seeds
• cooking oil – 1 tbsp
• 1 tbsp – uzhundhu dhal seeds
• 1 tbsp – kadala paruppu
• salt to taste
• 1 small piece of tamarind
• Handful of curry leaves
• 1 – finely chopped onion
• 1- finely chopped tomatoes
• 1-2 green chillies slited
• 1-2 dry red chilli

Method of preparation:

• In a heavy bottom pan, pour out some cooking oil and throw all the above ingredients and fry it till it becomes dry.
• Grind it very well with little water.

For seasoning:
• In a pan, heat little cooking oil and splutter the mustard seeds and dry broken red chilli

Pour out the seasoning to the above ground curry leaf paste and mix it well.

Enjoy this with hot hot idli, dosa...

If you mix it with plain rice, it becomes the kariveppalla rice..(another mixed rice)...


  1. i am so sorry for being so late in coming here..

    thanks for dropping by at homealone and you have nice blogs ...saw your crafty one too n i have those hobbies too..
    will come back to see more of your writings...

  2. oh thanks for visiting my foodblog. Do stop over whenever time permits..