We use Curry leaves for aroma and flavour in most of our Indian cuisines.
We discard the twig as we do not really know the benefits held in it and not more recipes can be done with a twig is another reason we throw these twigs. We make soup out of it any time soup.
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In the primeval times, the curry leaf branches have played a significant role in good oral hygiene. The thin twigs or branches were used as a datun (i.e. natural brush) for cleaning the teeth, strengthening the teeth and gums and protecting them from harmful bacteria and air borne microbes. These days in modern ayurvedic treatments the powder of the leaves or the raw leaves are being used as tooth powder for preserving good oral health.
Curry leaves play a pivotal role in the field of weight loss. The leaves when eaten raw or consumed as juice or soup, serves as a detox drink to cleanse the body from within, burn fat, reduce bad cholesterol and enhance digestion. Taking curry leaves regularly is bound to show promising results.
Packed with essential vitamins, carbohydrates, fibre and volatile oils, curry leaves play a vital role in controlling diabetes, treating heart problems, preventing infections and also providing beautiful hair and skin.
Pluck 30-40 fresh curry leaves with its twigs. add this magic drink to your daily regimen as soup
Curry leaf twigs- 8 to 10
Toor dal-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-2 pinch
Cumin seeds- 2 few
Method to prepare:
Curry leave twigs few, cut in to random pieces. Peel the skin of onion, garlic, cut tomato.
Add a few curry leaves, onion, garlic, tomato and Toor dal pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
Once it gets cool to release pressure mash it well with a wooden (mathu) strain it to get clear extract of the soup
Season it with the above-mentioned ingredients allow it to boil for few minutes.
Add salt and pepper serve hot. It has a similar taste of mutton Elumbu (bone soup)
To enhance the taste you can add, grind coriander seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin-1/4 tsp garlic pod-1
and pepper corns few. Mix and allow it to boil after seasoning.