Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Curry Leaves Chutney Powder / Karuvepillai Idly Milagai Pdi

Wisconsin is a winter wonderland, it's snowing/ Windy for the past 18 hours n going to be the same next 3 days. its so beautiful to watch the snow fall and also the weather is not too cold, its 30 F or above only. But becoz of heavy wind Schools were closed today...I was so happy to hear this message early morning so that I can sleep for some more time. Then only realized that two kids will be at home. Oh..no..H am going to manage them as I planned to bake (savory bake) today. All my plans were spoiled, since if they are at home means I can't do any work except I can bake a cake or cookies which they love more n help me in such cases. Yes, they help me n obey all my words n somehow I manage to finish my work with them. But in case of savory bake or regular cooking there will be lots of interruption you can't do anything properly. I know this is more common n every blogger mommy took it a challenge n succeed for their blog baby! But most of the time our Kids will win the game, right?! Today also they won the battle n I dropped the baking idea.
Now coming to the recipe, curry leaves Chutney powder / Podi. This Podi is more common in my Grandma's house n she make idly Podi this way with black urad dal n curry leaves. But I totally forget the term "Curry Leaves" after coming here for two reason, one we couldn't find it all the time n the second main reason it's prize, $1.89 for 2 sprigs or less...so I stopped buying curry leaves n very rarely buy it n used to add only 1 or 2 leaves in my Rasam n Sambar. Whenever I saw curry leaves related recipes in others' blog I yearn for it.
Luckily I find curry leaves in one of the Indian Grocery store for 99c n also little more quantity 5-6 sprigs n leaves also very fresh n flavorful. I was so happy to see such fresh curry leaves n decided to make "Curry Leaves" recipes n this Podi is first in the line. So simple n same as idly Milagu Podi but with the domination of curry leaves. Curry leaves has more healthy n medicinal properties n it's good to include in your daily diet. And this Podi is one such easy way to include in your kids' meal. I think most of the kids love Podi n idly rt?! So this is one of the best way to stuff them. This Podi is for idly/dosa /chapathi/paniyaram only and not a combo for plain rice. For rice we make it with roasted gram dal will share that later. Now off to the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Fresh Curry leaves             1 cup( tightly packed) I used 2.5 packets
  2. Urad dal/Ulutham Paruppu                        1/2cup( with or without skin )
  3. Channa dal/ kadala paruppu       1/4 cup
  4. Dry Red chilli          8-10 no.s
  5. Hing             1/4 tsp
  6. Salt        to taste
  7. Oil      1/2tsp
Method
  • Wash curry leaves then dry it completely or wipe with paper towel.
  • Heat a pan dry roast curry leaves for 2-3 minutes or until it turn crisp n flavor comes. Do this in a medium heat.
  • After that transfer the leaves to a plate n keep aside.
  • Now to the same pan add oil, heat it then add urad dal, channa dal n dry red chili and roast everything in medium flame until the dal turns golden brown n flavor comes.
  • Last add hing mix it n remove from the stove n transfer it to a plate n allow to cool.
  • After cooling, first blend curry leaves n dry red chilli to coarse mixture then add dal, enough salt n grind it to fine coarse powder.
  • Then spread this Podi on a paper n cool for a while then store it in an air tight container.
  • Serve with hot idly/dosa/paniyaram.

Notes
Dry roast all the ingredients in medium heat or else it will burn soon n won't be roasted properly.
Fine roasted dal only give nice taste n flavor to the Podi.
As soon as u finish roasting remove the pan from stove top n also transfer the content to a plate/paper or else due to the heat dal will turn black n burnt.
After grinding taste the Podi to check salt if it is less then add little more n run for few seconds. If u feel its spicy no worries when u mix it with oil/ghee (while serving) it tastes perfectly.


52 comments:

  1. My all time fav podi. Beautiful clicks!

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  2. Love this podi, looks just perfect ! Great pictures :)

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  3. Great clicks and nice aromatic recipe!

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  4. What are the urad dal and channa dal? Split peas?

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    1. its a lentil variety but diff from yellow split peas...u can find this in all Indian Grocery.

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  5. I know both your laddoos are very kind to you,you can still bake Sangee.. Love this podi with anything, cant take my eyes from those idlies..

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  6. Very flavorful podi!!And loved the clicks too Sangee..

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. wow very yummy curry leaves podi with the cute idlies... want to have it right now...

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  8. neat presentation and clear pictures sangee :) idli looks too cute after getting coated with this podi..

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  9. Love the podi.. i also love curry leaves.. my fav herb...

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  10. Such a flavorful podi,love to have it with idly along with sesame oil..nice clicks.

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  11. Lovely and aromatic podi.. looks great !!

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  12. Oohhh so delicious n inviting podi....awesome clicks..

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  13. Great clicks and nice aromatic podi dear......

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  14. lovely presentation and clicks.. flavorful podi.. :)

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  15. Very flavorful podi, nice way of including these leaves in our diet..

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  16. Neat presentation and lovely click.....

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  17. Sangee super podi, i am sure this is spicy and packed with flavor :) will sure try this soon.. love your simple yet super recipes

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  18. Love karuveppilai podi... Gorgeous pics!!

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  19. very flavorful podi n love the cute flower idli...

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  20. WOw stunning clicks.. each one adorable in each way akka.. super flavorful podi :) Curry leaves powder colorae supera iruku :) Oh pasangaluku leave a? super apo orae chetaya irundhrukumae ;) But still u managed to post la super!!

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  21. I love any version of curry leaves chutney. We usually add sesame seeds to it in Maharashtra. Will try this sometime.

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  22. Believe it or not,today I was planning to call mum and send me this Karuveppalai podi from India. Came across this awesome recipe and will try this soon.But did you buy curry leaves or grow them in garden?
    And thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. For WI climate i can't think of my own garden...i buy it from Indian store :)
      If u get Curry leaves try this sometime!

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  23. All time fav. Yummy with rice or breakfast.

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  24. Delicious and flavorful podi.. will try it..

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  25. beautiful clicks.. i love this podi, very flavorful and healthy..

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  26. Flavorful podi with great clicks,Sangee..Perfect healthy podi with idlis !!I can smell the aroma of freshly powdered curry leaves here ;)

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  27. flavourful podi... healthy and delicious...

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  28. wow flavorful podi,loved the cute idlys...

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  29. Karvepaku podi,an all time healthy n yummy,my favourite podi.
    Sai Padma priya
    www.soundaryasbeautyworld.com

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  30. So colorful and flavorful podi. Healthy to include in our daily diet

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  31. delicious and flavourful podi and awesome clicks!My curryleaves often dries,will collect them and try making this podi:)

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  32. Enjoy the snow fall sangee. I agree getting curry leaves and coconut is big thing there in abroad. I also found it difficult to get when I stayed there. BTW, Like the green colour podi and flour shape idlies.

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  33. Loved the podi recipe, so different than the usual one. check my blog for lemon cup cake with cream cheese frosting :):)

    Chitchat

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  34. perfect clicks dear, so tempting recipe

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  35. Tempting clicks dear. Adorable chutney powder.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/award-celebrating-with-carrot-beet.html

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  36. Can imagine the flavor,yummy podi

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  37. again such looking pics.. can u plz teach me how u learnt to do such fab food photos

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    1. Thank U Deepali...it's completely depend on my mood if I am free n have enough time means will spend almost 30-40 minutes n so I could do something creative or else u can even see very simple pics with fair presentation which took in less than 15minutes :)
      If u need to know anything in particular sure am ready to share my known knowledge...

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  38. Flavorful podi n beautiful clicks as always, love the cute idlis too :-)

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  39. love the color of the podi . lovely clicks

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  40. my fav podi infact family fav.

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