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Spicy Curry leaf powder

>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009


My hubby likes to start his lunch with the spice podis like paruppu podi, curry leaf podi, sesame podi & even sometimes with idli dosa podi. Especially, during his busy days he prefer to have his lunch outside & in those days curry leaf podi is my handy menu. Amma keeps telling us to eat the curry leaves instead of throwing them away because of its medical value.

I have been planning to make this spicy curry leaf powder for soo long & finally I made it. I sun dried the curry leaves for 2 days instead of dry roasting them in the pan and them grinded with the roasted Indian spices. I like to have this with chapathi, idlis, dosa & rice with a tsp of ghee. Though, it is simple to make yet it taste heavenly :)

Ingredients :
  1. Curry leaves - 2 cups
  2. Channa dal - 4 tbsp
  3. Urad dal - 2 tbsp
  4. Red chillies - 6 - 7 nos (as per ur spice level)
  5. Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  6. Corrainder seeds - 2 tbsp
  7. Tamarind - size of a litchi
  8. Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Garlic - 1 pod (Optional)
  10. A pinch of hing
  11. Salt to taste

Directions to cook :

# Sun dry the curry leaves till crispy. Otherwise, dry roast the curryleaves for about 5 min. Keep aside.

# Dry roast all the ingredients seperately, as they turn brown at different temperatures. Allow them to cool.

# Combine all the roasted ingredients & grind them finely.

# Store it in a air tight container.

Note :

  1. Continously stir the ingredients while roasting. They turn black very quickly.
  2. Avoid using oil at any stage for longer use.
Wow !!! Awards again :)

Thanks pooja for passing me these awards. I am really honoured to receive it from you.

The rules for the Kreative blogger award are :

  1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

7 Things about me :)

  1. Simplicity
  2. Be happy & make others happy - That's what I try to do :)
  3. Like to browse & try lotz of new dishes to achieve this month target of increasing my hubby weight to cope up with me.
  4. I try to be more creative which becomes my dream next day.
  5. Like to see the giggling childs laugh.
  6. Like to do window shopping even daily.
  7. Like to give more surprise to my hubby - Just like that :)

Thanks once again pooja for this wonderful awards & tags :)

The rules are:

Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag eight or ten other people.

1) What is your current obsession ? Blogging, cooking & interior decoration.

2) What are you wearing today? Jeans & T-shirt

3) What’s for dinner? Chapathi with chicken curry

4) What’s the last thing you bought? Maybelline compact powder

5) What are you listening to right now? Sweet sound of birds

6) What do you think about the person who tagged you? Soo sweet & talented. Awesome :)

7) If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? Switzerland

8) What are your must-have pieces for summer? Serviced A/c, umbrella & hair cut.

9) If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Kulumanali, India

10) Which language do you want to learn? German

11) Who do you want to meet right now? My amma & daddy

12) What is your favourite colour? Lavender

13) What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet? Yellow saree (Hubby's first gift)

14) What is your dream job? HR professional

15) What’s your favourite magazine? Femina & Women's Era

16) If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? Remote controlled miniature Ferrari for my son

17) What do you consider a fashion faux pas ? Impressive

18) Who are your style icons? My hubby

19) Describe your personal style? Simple & homely

20) What are your favourite movies? Maniratnam movies

21) What inspires you? Singing & dancing

22) Give us three styling tips that always work for you? i) Light makeup ii) Matching accessories iii) Smiling face

23) Coffee or tea? Cardamom tea

24) What do you do when you are low or terribly depressed ? Listen music

25) What is the meaning of your name? Happiness

26) Which other blogs you love visiting? All food blogs

27) Favorite Dessert/Sweet? Kaju katli

28) Favorite Season? Autumn

29) Who inspired to start a blog ? My hubby

31) Most important tip for a successful career ? Be smart & patience

My question :

32) Wht is your favourite cuisine ?

I would like to share this awards and tag with.


A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine August 11, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

Congrats on your award. The podi looks delicious and thanks for sharing the award with us.

Pooja August 11, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

Curry leaf powder looks lovely! Ever since I had this in my neighbour's house I was planning to make this. Loved the look of rice mixed with spicy powder! Enjoyed reading about you and the tag part as well :)

Padma August 12, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

Curry leaf powder looks great... can feel the freshness with that great click... congrats on ur award- was nice knowing more about u :)

Maneesh August 12, 2009 at 1:26 AM  

Hi Ammu, you have nice recipes in your blog. Check out It is India's first women's social network. You can join and share your blogs, photos and videos about your recipes.

Priya August 12, 2009 at 1:30 AM  

Love curry leaves powder!!good one Ammu!

Sanghi August 12, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

Ooooh yummy i love curry leaves podi.. will make it soon! Congrats on ur award! Try participating in my FIL-Milk event!

Lakshmi Venkatesh August 12, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

Curry leaf powder looks superb. Especially with the one mixed with rice. verry tempting. I like curry leaf powder very much, my mom makes it for me.

Lakshmi Venkatesh August 12, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

Thanks a lot for awards. you made my day.

kittymatti August 12, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

congrats dear!! I live on podi sadham when i am alone! looks delcious, congrats! nice knowing abt u!

n33ma August 13, 2009 at 2:57 AM  

thats a great looking powder.

Divya Vikram August 13, 2009 at 5:18 AM  

This is my saver when am lazy to cook. Looks too good.

Red Chillies August 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing it on to me. Gladly appareciate it :-)

Preety August 13, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

thanks for passing me the frnd told me about this recipe but never tried it..

will try it with your recipe

RAKS KITCHEN August 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

Lovely looking podi,great snaps Ammu!

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