Curry leaves Podi/Karuveppilai podi:
Curry leaves is used in our regular cooking for tempering, it adds a wonderful aroma to every dish.South Indian cuisine is not made without this special herb, this has multiple health benefits, but we use to discard while eating, complete nutrients from this herb are not benefited.This Curry leaves podi will help you to gain the vitamins and nutrients present in it.This can be taken with Idly Dosa or with plain cooked white rice and sesame oil.
Must know the benefits of Curry leaves:
Curry leaves are a rich source of iron and folic acid. Interestingly, anemia is not only about the lack of iron in one’s body, it is also the body’s inability to absorb iron and use it. This is where folic acid comes into paly. Folic acid is mainly responsible for carrying and helping the body absorb iron, and since kadi patta is a rich source of both the compounds it is your one-stop natural remedy to beat anemia.
It is simply packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, copper, minerals and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, antioxidants, plant sterols, amino acids, glycosides and flavonoids, curry leaves help your heart function better, fights infections and can enliven your hair and skin with vitality, help strengthen your hair and fight dandruff, ,.Curry leaves are potent anti-diabetic agents. They are believed to also have an adjuvant action on non-insulin dependent diabetics
Curry leaves firmly packed-1 cup
Urad dal-1 tbsp
Toor dal-1 tbsp
Channa dal-1/2 tbsp
Red chilli-5 nos
cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Hing /Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Heat wide pan with one teaspoon of oil roast all dals separately one after the other.
Fry red chillies to light brown in colour.
Fry pepper cumin and hing slightly for 1 minute,add salt and swith off.
Heat another spoon of oil in low flame and fry washed and dried curry leaves till all the moisture evaporates.
If not done completely, microwave for 30 seconds.
Allow all the ingredients fried to cool and dry grind to coarse powder.
Can be served by mixing as podi Idly,Dosa with podi, alternate healthy podi for paruppu podi.