Karuvepilai Thokku(Curry leaves Rice mix)

Karuvepilai Thokku(Curry leaves Rice mix)
Karuvepilai Thokku(Curry leaves Rice mix)

Ingredients

Fresh curry leaves – 1 bunch

oil – 1 tsp.

Red chili – 5 to 6

Asaphotedita – 1 tsp.

Tamarind – gooseberry size

Salt – to taste

Mustard – 2 tbsp.

Fenugreek – 2 tbsp.

A pinch of Asafoetida

 

Method:

  1. Remove the curry leaves from the stem and discard the stem.
  2. Heat a portion of oil in a pan,add the red chillies,Asafoetida and roast for nearly 3 minutes.
  3. Now add the curry leaves to the pan and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Grind the roasted ingredients into a fine paste in a mixer.
  5. Heat the rest of the oil in a pan and add 1 tbsp of mustard seeds and wait until it starts to splutter.
  6. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice and discard the pulp.
  7. Add the tamarind water to the pan and wait until it starts to boil.
  8. Now add the curry leaves paste to the tamarind water and cook until the oil starts to separate.
  9. When you see a thick paste forming, switch off the stove.
  10. Dry roast the fenugreek and the rest of the mustard seeds in a pan,switch off the stove when the fenugreek becomes slightly brown.
  11. Grind this into a fine powder and add this powder to the curry paste and mix well.
  12. This powder is mainly added for more shelf-life.

 

 

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