Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Karuveppilai Chutney / Curry Leaves Chutney

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Curry Leaves Chutney( karuveppilai Chutney )

Curry leaves is one of the prime ingredient in most of the South Indian dishes. It is popular for its rich aroma and health benefits & used as a vital seasoning..! 

This Chutney made of curry leaves has a distinctive flavor and it is a great accompaniment with many dishes like hot soft idlies, crispy dosa and even plain rice.

Some of the medicinal facts of Curry Leaves:

  • It helps in nourishing root hairs and prevents premature greying of hair.
  • Tender Curry leaves are helpful in treating diarrohea, dysentery and piles.
  • In curing skin eruptions and minor skin infections.
  • Used as an eye treatment for certain eye disorders and arrests the development of eye cataract.
  • Helps in curing diabetes due to obesity.
  • As an external applicant in insect stings and bites of poisonous creatures.
Lets see the preparation of healthy  curry leaves chutney recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Curry leaves                              - 1 cup
  • Oil                                            - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal                                    - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly                                  - 2
  • Coconut pieces                         - ½ cup
  • Tamarind                                   - a little
  • Asafetida                                  - a pinch
  • Salt to taste
Method:


  1. Wash and drain the water completely from curry leaves.
  2. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  3. Sauté urad dal and roast to golden.
  4. Fry red chillies.
  5. Remove and keep aside.
  6. Add curry leaves and sauté in low flame till they turn crispy.
  7. Grind coconut pieces in a blender.
  8. Now add roasted urad dal, red chilly and grind further.
  9. Add salt, curry leaves, tamarind, asafetida, jaggery ( optional )  and grind to coarse paste by adding required water.

  1. Fresh n tasty curry leaves chutney ready..!!!
Cheers!!!
Jay

37 comments:

  1. Awesoem chutney and i get the aroma here...If at all we get plenty of curry leaves here...

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  2. Awesome chutney..very new recipe for me!

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  3. Love this aromatic, healthy and delicious chutney.

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  4. a very healthy and nuritious chutney which I prepare very often.Ur chutney looks very tempting.

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  5. yummy chutney,very healthy and delicious...love the color...

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  6. It smells good too.... yummy!

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  7. Yummy and flavorful chutney,one of my favs.

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  8. Healthy and aromatic chutney... cute presentation.

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  9. Such a healthy chutney, havent had since a long, tempting..

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  10. Tats quite a healthy n medicative chutney.. full of values !!!

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  11. Healthy and aromatic chutney..sounds delicious

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  12. my fav chutney, looks yumm

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  13. wow..that is healthy n medicative chutney!

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  14. Very yummy chutney..Looks great!!


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  15. Finger licking yummy curry leaves chutney. Looks delicious and colorful.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. where did you get such fresh curry leaves? very flavorful chutney indeed!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this wounderful recipe and useful info...

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  18. Yummy chutney. Very informative post on curry leaves..

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  19. Very yummy and lovely chutney.

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  20. Thanx for visiting my space..Plz do visit again..!
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    Take care n have a nice day...:)

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  21. I just love curry leaves and eat a lot. Chutney is so flavourful.

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  22. new to me...I do use curry leaves a lot in my cooking...!

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  23. nice recipe.. n thanks for the information..
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  24. I've never thought of making a curry of curry leaves! But its too cold here, and my little tree only has a few baby leaves on it right now :)

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  25. I can lick it clean with fluffy idlies

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  26. chutney looks delicious and yummy

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  27. colourful n healthy thuvaiyal!!

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  28. Its so hard to get fresh curry eaves where we live. When we do get, its super expensive. I wish i could taste this chutney.

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  29. Dear jay
    How are you? happy New year!
    I have never tasted Curry leaves chutney! I am tempted to make this.
    WIll try soon.
    Have a nice week

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  30. Honestly,there are at least half a dozen plants in my yard,and I still haven't tried this. Didn't know,to be honest.

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