Karivepillai Podi/Curry leaves Podi

Karivepillai podi is one such flavorful podi my mom makes it often as we have a big tree in our backyard in India.
But here curry leaves are very expensive and never made this podi ,rarely I make curry leaves rice for lunch box.
Most of the time I get it from India  and keep it for couple of months.This time also I got it from India and before it finish off wanted to click and share it with you all.
As I was busy with my lil one,when my mom was making this one couldn't take the stepwise pictures.Will try to take the stepwise picture in my next trip and share you all ☺. Now off to the recipe.................


Curry leaves/Karivepillai2 cups(tightly packed)
Red chilly10-12
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)1/3cup
Urad dhal(ullutham paruppu)1/3cup
Coriander seeds/kothamalli 1tbs
Saltto taste


  • Wash the curry leaves and spread it on a paper towel or cotton towel.

  • Once all the moisture is absorbed dry roast in a pan till it becomes crisp and keep it aside.

  • Roast the red chillies, channa dhal,urad dhal in a medium flame to a golden brown color.

  • Finally add the asafoetida powder and put off the fire.Let it cool down.

  • Pulse the red chilly and dhal in a blender for a minute then add the curry leaves,salt and grind it to a coarse powder.

  • Store it in an air tight container.

  • Mix it with sesame oil and serve it with idly.


  • The amount of chilly can be adjusted according to the preference.
  • A tbs of sesame seeds can also be added for extra flavor,but needs to added before put off the fire.


Curry leaves powder is looking great. Can feel the aroma of this podi, love to have it with idlis and dosai.

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my most fav podi, like your version, the addition of coriander seeds is new to me...love it with idlis, nice clicks :)

Love this podi with rice very much, feel like making some rite now..

karuvepillai podi looks so gud :) love to have them with steamed rice with some ghee drizzled :)

Very flavorful and aromatic podi..

Flavorful n yummy kariveppilai podi :)

loved the yummy and aromatic curry leaves podi aks... my fav. one...

flavorful and healthy podi.

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