Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Curry Leaves Thokku-Karuveppilai Thokku

The curry leaves plant in my garden had lot of fresh curry leaves. I did not want to waste it. Apart from adding tender curry leaves to sambar, rasam and all my curries, I made Karuveppilai podi (Curry leaves podi) and this delicious thokku. Though both are prepared from curry leaves, they taste different. This curry leaves thokku goes well with idly, dosa, chapati, curd rice and parathas. It can also be had mixed with hot rice topped with a tsp of ghee or sesame seed oil. It tastes awesome. Now to the Karuveppilai thokku recipe-

Karuveppilai thokku-curry leaves thokku

Curry Leaves Thokku-Karuveppilai Thokku

Karuveppilai thokku-Curry leaves thokku

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields:1 Cup
 Recipe CategoryPickle
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Curry leaves/Karuveppilai - 1 cup tightly packed
   Chilli powder - 1 1/4 tsp or according to your taste
   Tamarind - Small gooseberry sized ball
   Fenugreek powder -1 tsp
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 1/2 tbsp
   Mustard -1 tsp
   Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch


Preparation

Dry roast fenugreek seeds and powder it. Usually I dry roast 1-2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds, powder it and store it to use for my pickles and thokkus.

Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of water and extract its juice. Discard the pulp.

Wash curry leaves and grind it with a little water to a smooth paste.

Method

Heat oil, add mustard, hing, when mustard splutters, add the ground paste and cook for a few minutes.

Then add tamarind water, needed salt, chilli powder and cook until oil separates.

Finally add a tsp of fenugreek powder, mix it well and switch off the flame.

After it cools, store in a clean bottle and use it when needed. It stays good for about 10-15 days in the refrigerator.

Tips for the busy women -If you do not have much time on hand to do any elaborate cooking, just mix this thokku with hot steamed rice, top it with a tsp of sesame seed oil/ghee and enjoy it with chips or papads or appalam. It tastes divine. It is also a perfect lunch box recipe.You can also use leftover rice.

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55 comments:

  1. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...

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  2. Wow....curry leaves thokku looks really delicious!!!! Plz pass on some to me!!

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  3. Looks so gud ...and delish

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  4. thokku looking gud...recipes sounds yum

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  5. Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..

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  6. Vow nice recipe, I tried many types of thokku's, should try this now. It looks delicious dear.

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  7. Wow drool worthy and healthy pickle.

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  8. never knew thokku could be made from curry leaves too..looks good

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  9. Wow,curry leaves chutney, i love this chutney.I used to make this this,your looks so delicious.

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  10. Would love to have this with hot rice n ghee....BLISS

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  11. Looks really good. The recipe sounds wonderful.

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  12. Curryleaves chutney looks awesome delicious.

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  13. Thokku looks delicious and healthy.

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  14. Hmmm....healthy n tasty thokku...my grandma use to make in similar way..this is a great space with more authentic touch...glad to follow padhuskitchen :)
    And thanx for stopping by my space n leaving lovely comments....

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  15. Looks so delicious! Maybe I can try to make this as I've curry plant in my back yard.

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  16. Flavorful thokku... would be great with dosas...

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  17. I have never tasted this but am sure its yummy..Great recipe!

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  18. சூப்பர்ர் தொக்கு!!

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  19. something new to me.....but looks very delicious and tempting....

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  20. Tempting , bookmarked this one

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  21. This looks great, a very flavorful dish:)

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  22. Looks very good...will surely try this..glad to follow u :)

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  23. Curry leaves thokku looks so delicious.

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  24. My frnd makes this all the time..i tasted it at her place..yours looks amazing

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  25. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...இட்லி, தோசைக்கு சூப்பர்ப் காம்பினேஷன்...

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  26. Thokku looks very nice and delicious. Feel like having it.

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  27. Thokku looks yum....lovely presentation

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  28. Wat a healthy thokku,simply irresistible..

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  29. Superb thokku,. will try for sure ..

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  30. A plate of hot steaming rice with a spoonful of thokku and some papad on the side- wat more!
    thokku looks relishing..

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  31. mouthwatering at home they make it as pulikolambu ur is brilliant!

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  32. Real new recipe to me..looks so yumm!!

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  33. i once bought this from a store called grand sweets in chennai and absolutely loved it...

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  34. Though I like this,never tried to make it myself..

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  35. Had this when I was in Andhra. love this a lot.

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  36. Never had it. thank you for sharing Padhu. Will try it sometime.

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  37. Whether we buy anything else or not from chennai, we arm ourselves with karvepaillai thokku from GSS!! I can only imagine how much better your homemade one must be - looks totally droolicious!

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  38. I always adore ur pics. I do not get curry leaves here always. Will definetly try ur recipe when I get them..

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  39. padhu.. if stored it n a container, cud u plz tel me how long it remains gud?...

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    1. It will stay good for 15 days if stored in the refrigerator.

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    2. thanx for replying...keep on updating new recipes...

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  40. Hi, I've been saving your recipe for so long and today I finally had a chance to make it. It tasted so delicious! Reminds me of the grand sweets thokku. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Anything with curry leaves are a welcome dish and this is another tempting one. Could u just confirm for how long we can keep this in fridge?
    Thanks in advance

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    1. If properly handled, it will stay good for 15-20 days in the refrigerator.

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  42. All your recipes are amazing. I've been following your recipes closely and while cooking those recipes I'm so confident always, because it is from you. They all are so delicious with an authentic taste in it.
    Thanks for making my cooking a fun process.

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  43. Tried this thokku...delicious it was....thanks for sharing..

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