Sunday, September 29, 2013

Curry Leaves Chutney Recipe-Karuveppilai Chutney

Curry leaves also known as 'kadi patta' in Hindi is one of the popular herb used in Indian cooking especially in South Indian cooking. It  gives a distinct aroma and flavor to Indian dishes. Curry leaves or curry patta has numerous health benefits.  It is a rich source of vitamin A, calcium, folic acid and fiber. Curry leaves oil stimulates hair growth and also helps to prevent premature graying of hair. Today we will learn how to make curry leaves chutney for idli, dosa, appam following this easy recipe.

Curry leaves chutney-Karuveppilai chutney

Karuveppilai Chutney Recipe-Curry Leaves Chutney

Karuveppilai Chutney-Curry Leaves Chutney

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Chutney Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Curry leaves - 1 cup tightly packed
   Oil - 2 tsp
   Red chillies - 2
   Urad dal - 1 tbsp
   Hing - a pinch

   Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
   Tamarind -1/4 tsp paste or a small pea sized ball
   Salt as needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp


Wash curry leaves, drain the water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.


Heat oil in a kadai, add urad dal, red chillies and hing. Saute until dal turns golden brown.

Now add curry leaves and saute in low flame for 2-3 minutes. Add tamarind, grated coconut, salt needed and saute for a few more seconds. Remove from flame and leave it to cool.

Grind it to a smooth paste adding little water. The consistency should neither be thick nor thin, so adjust water accordingly.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, pour the seasoning on the chutney. Mix well and serve with idli, dosa or appam.

I am sure you will love my Karuveppilai thokku recipe and Karuveppilai podi recipe.

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  1. Delicious chutney love your version Padhu

  2. Delicious and tempting chutney. Wonderfully prepared.

  3. I personally like to eat the curry leaves through any vegetable as well as daily dal, sambar and i like dry curry leaves chutney Regds., Monali

  4. Excellent, easy recipe; I never did know what to do with the left over curry leaves at the end of the week. You make South Indian breakfast cooking so easy and accessible! Thank you.

  5. Healthy and delicious chutney. Loved it.

  6. Awesome chutney..tried it n came out well.thnks

  7. Healthy and tasty chutney.thnks.

  8. I was apprehensive about making curry leaves chutney! But it turned out to be tasty! (For health sake, I used amla in place of tamarind and it still was good.)

  9. Lovely recipe
    What if I leave out the coconut and tamarind?

    1. You can omit coconut but add just a small bit of tamarind. It gives a nice taste.


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