Curry Leaf Powder with Garlic

This recipe is the same as the curry leaf powder but has the added flavour and goodness of fresh garlic, which has incredible health benefits.
Garlic is used abundantly in the form of powders, gravies and the like for new mums just after child birth!  Garlic is called a super food!!
It is not a myth that Curry Leaf is good for hair growth, retains the colour of the hair and prevents premature falling of  hair  as well!!

Curry Leaf is the wonder leaf which is rich in medicinal value.  It is widely used in South Indian cuisine.
It is a good remedy for nausea and indigestion.
It lowers Cholesterol and controls blood sugar levels
A dash of asafoetida powder in a glass of buttermilk with crunched curry leaves is the best drink to alleviate any stomach queasiness or indigestion.

It is known as Karuvepillai in Tamil Nadu, Karuvepaaku in Andhra Pradesh and Kadi Patta in the Northern Parts of India….. 


4 Cups Curry leaves
¼ Cup Channa Dal
¼ inch piece Asafoetida or
½ Tsp.Asafoetida Powder
5-6 Red Chillies
3-4 cloves Raw Garlic
2 Tsp Oil
1 ½ Tsp Salt

Curry Leaf podi

Curry Leaf Powder


Dry roast the channa dal and set aside
Heat the oil in a pan
Add the red chillies, asafoetida and fry for a minute or two
Drain this out and in the remainder of the oil, fry the curry leaves till the curry leaves crackle in the hand and keep aside.

Grind the above mix into a fine powder with the fresh pods of garlic

Serving Suggestions:

Curry leaf Powder is eaten with rice and ghee. The curry leaf powder keeps fresh  for as long as 4-6 months if stored in a cool place.
Ideal and handy for camps and long stays away from home.