Saturday, January 11, 2014

Healthy and Tasty Curry Leaf Chutney / Karivepaku Pachadi

While many people are aware to use curry leaves as natural flavouring agent it has enormous health benefits. They contain various antioxidant properties and have the ability to control diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, excessive acid secretion, peptic ulcers, dysentery, diabetes and an unhealthy cholesterol balance. They are also believed to have cancer fighting properties and are known to help protect the liver.

A simple delicious chutney is a great way to start a meal in andhra.This chutney can be had as a accompaniment with rice.


  • 1cup curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds / til
  • 1 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tsp jeera/cummin seds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • 1/8 tsp of turmeric powder 
  • pinch of hing
  • pinch sugar
  • little tamarind
  • 1.5 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

Wash the curry leaves thoroughly , drain the water and keep aside
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add urad dal, cummin , mustard , hing and fenugreek seeds. Once cummin seeds starts to splutter add red chillies and saute if for a min. Then add sesame seeds and fry for a minute till they become fluffy. Transfer it then to a plate.Once it cools grind to a fine powder.

In the same pan add 1/2 tsp of oil and the curry leaves and fry for 1-2 minutes . Switch off the flame.

Once it cools add the curry leaves to the above grinded powder with turmeric powder, tamarind,salt,sugar and grind to a fine paste.

Transfer it to a serving bowl.
Mix and serve it with rice .


Corina said...

It sounds really tasty. A great way of livening up rice.

Canary said...

Wow, that's such a lovely recipe! Must try it :)

Sweta Biswal said...

Yummy chutney recipe!!! And super healthy too!

Sangeetha Priya said...

very healthy curry leaves chutney, love it!!!

Sandhya Khattri said...

That's what i was finding. Healthy chutney with pererfect texture. Thanks for sharing


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