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Mar 18, 2013

Curry Leaves Paruppu Podi With Sesame Seeds / Karuveppilai Paruppu Podi For Rice

Today's recipe is a healthy and tasty Curry Leaves Podi for Rice. I have already posted a another version of curry leaves podi for Idly/Dosa. This curry leaves podi is for rice/plain rice alone like Paruppu Podi. This karuveppilai Sadham podi is made using Tuvar Dal, Roasted Gram Dal along with sesame seeds and garlic. This is a very flavorful and tasty podi which is healthy too. Generally we know that curry leaves are rich in iron and its good for hair growth, blood count etc. Recently I read it in an article that it helps in treating type 2 Diabetes and googled for more information and was surprised to see the healthy factors behind this curry leaves. In my childhood days I hate curry leaves and never ate fresh curry leaves and always throw them now feeling very bad for doing that. So now-a-days whenever I saw curry leaves in Indian grocery, I buy 2-3 packets and consuming it regularly either in this podi form or as fresh leaves.
The Informations below are from Web : The most important and recent known health benefit of curry leaves, Regular consumption of curry leaves contribute to significant weight loss – which then translates into the successful treatment of diabetes that has been brought on by obesity. Eating 10 fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for three months is said to prevent diabetes due to heredity factors, as the leaves have weight reducing properties.
Even the Dried curry leaves are also known to be very useful in the treatment of indigestion and heartburn. "Home remedy treatment options suggest that you pour a small glass of cold water into a pot, add a few drops of honey or lime juice as well as ½ a teaspoon of crushed curry leaves and consume the concoction when you start to experience the onset of any of the symptoms that are associated with heartburn or indigestion".

Ingredients For Podi
  1. Curry Leaves     2 cups tightly packed ( i used 2 full n 1/2 packets)
  2. Tuvar Dal/Thuvaram Paruppu       1/4 cup
  3. Roasted Gram Dal/Dalia/Pottukadalai     1/4 cup
  4. Dry Red Chilli                     6-7 no.s
  5. Cumin seeds/Jeeragam         1 tsp
  6. Garlic                3 cloves.
  7. Sesame Seeds       1 tbsp
  8. Hing                    1/4-1/2 tsp
  9. Salt            to taste
  10. Oil             1 tsp
  • Heat a pan, dry roast curry leaves until it turns dry, crisp n flavor comes. Almost 3 to 4 minutes in medium heat.
  • After that transfer the leaves to a plate n keep aside.
  • Now to the same pan add oil, heat it then add garlic, cumin seeds,Tuvar dal, Dalia n dry red chili and roast everything in medium flame until the dal turns golden brown n flavor comes.
  • Then add hing mix it n remove from the stove n transfer it to a plate n allow to cool.
  • To the same pan, add sesame seeds and roast till light golden brown and transfer to a plate.
  • After cooling, first blend garlic n dry red chilli to coarse mixture then add curry leaves and sesame seeds pulse it for few seconds.
  • Now add dal, enough salt and grind it to a fine coarse powder.
  • That's it...healthy n tasty curry leaves paruppu podi ready.
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.
Adding sesame seeds is optional if u don't like u can skip it but sure it gives nice falvor and taste, same way the garlic too.


  1. Very flavorful with all that garlic and sesame seeds..

  2. very beautiful presentation dear :) looks colorful..

  3. yummy..just then made this and packed one box for my dad

  4. lovely post sangee...home-made podis are always special...lovely clicks...

  5. One of my fav podi too ...looks fab and love that cute bowl

  6. Love the new looks of your space Sangee...Looks very fresh.
    Very flavorful and aromatic podi...loved the rice

  7. you lady..killing mr with hunger..very hungry now r tooooo tempting

  8. Beautiful clicks and perfectly flavorful rice' loving your bowls, colors and pics. Superb paaps :-)

  9. All the pics are too good dear! You should definitely write a post on food photography!

  10. very healthy and tempting rice,your new header looks very nice...

  11. That's a super flavorful rice akka.. Nice delectable and bright clicks..Nicely explained too :)

  12. rice looks yumm.perfect for lunch box.

  13. Lovely and aromatic podi.. looks absolutely amazing.. love the presentation too !!

  14. Sangee, wat a pleasant header, love love green..Coming to this podi, love seriously the addition of sesame here.

    That podi rice is truly irresistible,my kind of food.

  15. Wow....that's my favorite podi but I used to get from time will try ur recipes... :-)

  16. Wonderful clicks, yum and healthy podi

  17. Wonderful...happy to see the recipe here because have seen in packets only in stores:)

  18. Amma makes them a lot minus the garlic and I love them.

  19. Healthy rice made with flavorful podi.. Wonderful Sangee.. Love the clicks..

  20. healthy taste great with hot rice and gingelly oil..

  21. Super tempting and yummy podi, loaded with flavors!

  22. A healthy , simple & comforting lunch option...Bookmarked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  23. love the spice mix....very easy and tasty dish

  24. Wonderful!! Love this Podi!!

  25. lovely clicks and nice post.. the podi is so flavorful and healthy.. yummy with rice..

  26. Hi Sangeetha,

    I tried your podi recipe tonight and it came out fantastic -- first time I have tried a curry leaves podi. Can't wait to taste it with some hot rice! Lots of great looking recipes here -- tamarind/methi sambhar is next on my list to try :)

    Best wishes!

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thank you so much for trying and taking time to share your feedback! Hope you liked the taste too! Do try sambar recipe also and share your feedback!


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