Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Karuveppillai(Curry Leaf) Kuzhambu

Curry Leaf is a very good herb used in south Indian cooking.It is high in calcium and has healing properties.Generally people use it as one of the ingredient for it's flavour but i make gravy out of it what we call Kuzhambu. There are several ways of making it but this the simplest one.


Fresh Curry leaves - 1 cup/1 bunch
Urad dhal(Ullundhu) - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Tamarind extract - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Gingelly oil - 3 tsp

Cooking Method:

Wash the curry leaves thoroughly.In a dry pan fry the urad dhal for 2 mins till it turns light
brown. Grind the curry leaves with urad dhal by adding a little water and make a paste out of it.
Heat the pan and add 3 tsps of gingelly oil into it , once the oil is hot do the seasoning by adding mustard seeds. Then add the curry leaf paste, tamarind extract, turmeric powder and salt.
Boil it for 10 to 15 mins.serve it with Idli/dosa or rice.

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