Curry Leaves Powder/Karuvepillai Podi


Curry leaves powder

Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal.It can be stored for a much longer period and it is easy to carry when you are travelling.It is easy and simple to make and it can be used as an alternative to ‘dosai milagai podi’ so you can have it as an accompaniment for idlis and dosas along with some gingelly oil.

You will Need

  • One cup Dried Curry Leaves
  • Half cup Urad dal
  • One tsp Channa dal
  • One small piece of Tamarind
  • Half tsp of Asafoetida
  • Few Red Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • One tsp Gingelly Oil

How to

  • Wash the curry leaves well and spread it on a newspaper and allow it to dry.
  • After it dries totally dry roast them in a pan.and keep it aside to cool.
  • In the same pan pour one tsp Gingelly oil and roast the urad and channa dal first.when it starts to get brown add the chillies and tamarind and roast till the dal becomes golden brown.Keep it aside in a plate to cool.
  • After all the ingredients cool powder the curry leaves along with tamarind,salt asafoetida,and red chillies.
  • Add the urad dal and powder further.


  • You can use this powder to make Curry Leaves Rice too.

Thanks to Jaya’s Recipes

  • General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

    • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
    • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
    • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
    • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (
    • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(
    • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

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