Karuveppilai known as Curry leaf in English is considered as the healthiest green in Tamil culture. There are many recipes using this Karuveppilai and the most common ones are Karuveppilai Chutney and Karuveppilai Kulambu. Karuveppilai kulambu is more or less like a concentrate like Puli kaichal and it can be mixed in rice and Karuveppilai sadham can be also made. This kulambu can be made and stored for at least a week. It goes well as a side dish for idli or dosa and also as a side dish for rice.
Try out this simple yet tasty recipe today.
- Small onion- 25
- Garlic cloves- 10
- Gingelly oil- 2 tablsp
- Urad dal- ¼ tsp
- Mustard- ¼ tsp
- Tamarind- small marble size
- Salt- to taste
- Dry roast and grind
- Redchilli- 6
- Coriander seed- 1 tablsp
- Cumin- 1 tsp
- Pepper- ½ tsp
- Asafoetida- ½ tsp
- Curry leaf(Kariveppilai)- 1 cup
Dry roast redchilli, coriander seed, cumin, pepper and asafetida till nice aroma comes. Dry roast curry leaf slightly.
Grind redchilli, coriander seed, cumin, pepper and asafoetida first. Then add curry leaf and little water and grind into a smooth paste.
Peel onion and garlic and chop finely. Soak tamarind in little water. Heat gingelly oil in a frying pan and add mustard and urad dal. When it splutters add onion and garlic. Saute till transparent.
Add ground paste and tamarind water and salt. Allow it to boil till oil separates.
Boil it in the low flame. Serve hot with rice.
If you want more curry leaf, you can add.
Adjust spices according to your taste.