Friday, January 10, 2020

Curry leaves Chutney | Karuvepillai Chutney | Chutney Recipe

Curry leaves chutney, a delicious and flavorful chutney made from curry leaves and coconut as main ingredients. If you have been following me for a while, you might know how much i like idli and dosa. If I were given a choice to choose only one food to eat my entire life, I would have chosen dosa anytime. 

I love to eat dosa any time, even for lunch, without any complaints. Do you know about the ekadasi vratham( it was last monday this year) in margazhi(tamil) month?? Back in our home town(Tirunelveli), throughout that day, we eat only idli or dosa, strictly no rice on that day. 

Next day morning(thuvadesi), the whole banana leaf meal is prepared to finish off the vratham. To be honest, I like ekadasi vratham especially for that idli & dosa diet on the whole day. When I was a school goer, I preferred to have dosa for three meals, and didn't even consider the idli on those days :-)  
Is this post about chutney, right? Yes, I can hear your mind's voice. As much as I like idli and dosa, the same side dish in a row would be really boring. So I always tried to make different varieties of chutney. 

More than sambar, I prefer chutney varieties for idli or dosa and this curry leaves chutney is my recent favorite. Back in the US, I never found curry leaves in any store other than Indian store. In one of my previous posts, I had mentioned how cautiously I would use the small pack of curry leaves for 2 weeks. 

But here in Canada, even Walmart carries curry leaves and it's usually come in larger quantities , so I have been making curry leaves chutney and podi a lot nowadays. 

Curry leaves are packed with a lot of micro nutrients and it's believed to improve your hair growth tremendously and helps to avoid the grey hair in early age, so apart from using it in tempering, including them in chutneys or podi will give more benefits to your health. 

Now let's checkout how I have prepared this healthy & tasty curry leaves chutney.

Related : How to make Curry leaves Podi 

Curry leaves Chutney | Karuvepillai Chutney

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Chutney | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
curry leaves, karuvepillai, chutney Curry leaves chutney, a delicious and flavorful chutney made from curry leaves and coconut as main ingredients.
To grind
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup(tightly packed)
Green chili - 2 
Tamarind - a small piece
Garlic - 1 pod
Roasted gram dal - 2 tbsp
Salt - to water
Water - as required
To Temper
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Get all the ingredients be ready, put all the ingredients under "To grind" except "roasted gram dal" into mixie jar and grind into coarse mixture.
Next add the curry leaves, roasted gram dal, salt & water and grind into smooth chutney.
Temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper" &  add the chutney and the required water, mix it well. Switch off the flame.
Tasty & healthy Curry leaves chutney is ready. Serve it with Idli or Dosa

Related : More Chutney recipes for idli and dosa

  • Adjust green chili as per your taste.
  • If you're in cold place, then the fat from the coconut easily separated when you grind, to avoid that, add luke warm water to grind. That's the one trick always helps me to get smooth chutney.
  • Sesame oil gives great flavor to the chutney.
  • Don't let the chutney boil, it will be thicken since it has roasted gram dal.

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