Jul 3, 2011

Curry leaf Curry / Kariveppila Kulambu

Curry Leaf curry
I made this curry last week and it came perfectly..My mum loved it..This is a healthy yet tasty southindian curry dish..Curry leaves are good for your hair and eyes..This dish is so bright in colour which tempts you to eat atonce..The best combo for this dish is Hot steamed rice..This recipe is modified from food.sulekha.com..In the original recipe the curry leaves are deep fried,I avoided that step and just sauted it in little oil till it gets crispy..So hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..


Onion-1 chopped
Tomato-2 chopped
Currry leaves-2 cups
Fenugreek seeds / Vendayam-1 tsp
Dry red chilli-2
Garlic-15 cloves
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Tamarind / Puli-1 small lime size(soaked in water and juice extracted)
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Red chilli powder-1 tblspn
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Oil-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sarkarai-1 tsp

For Tempering:

Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring


In a kadai add 2 tblspn oil and throw in all curry leaves and roast it for 5-10 min till lightly crispy..Fry half of the garlic.Take this both in a food processor and grind it into a fine paste.

Heat 3 tblspn of oil and crackle some cumin,mustard seeds.Add in fenugreek and dry red chilli.

Throw in the garlic and turmeric powder.

Add in onion and cook till it get golden brown.Add in tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes get mushy.

Add in chilli powder,coriander powder and mix well.

Pour in the tamarind water,salt and sugar and cook till oil separates.

Add in the ground curry leaf paste and mix well.Cook till oil separates.

Make tempering by crackling mustard,cumin and curry leaves in oil.Pour this into the curry and mix well.

Serve hot with rice.


Grab ur ingrediants

Tamarind juice

Fry curry leaves and garlic in oil and grind it into a smooth paste by adding some water

Saute cumin,mustard,red chilli,fenugreek,garlic,turmeric in oil

Add in onions,tomatoes,spice powders and cook till it gets mushy..Add in tamarind juice

Add in curry leaf paste and cook till oil separates

Make tempering by crackling mustard,cumin,curry leaf in oil and pour this over the curry



  1. Wowowo, my mom would def love this , she goes on and on about the benefits of curry leaves , I have to make this for her , thanx :)

  2. I don't think I have ever had curry leaf curry before. Looks so comforting and good!

  3. My my..what a yummy flavorful curry!! Love the clay pan in which u made the curry:-)

  4. Could you explain what a kadai is? Is it the ceramic looking container in your photos?

  5. Curry looks delicious and colorful.


  6. never heard abt this b4....sure healthy dear

  7. I tried this yummy dish....it came so nicely....Thanks a lot for sharing .
    It is very tasty.
    Sujatha Chakravarty

  8. Thanks for the recipe. Tried this one the other day, came out really well. Repeating it today on demand.

  9. I tried it and it came very well.Thanks a lot aarthi for sharing this recipe

  10. Today i have tried this recipe with the excess Curry leaves at my home...the curry came very well... healthy recipe..thanks


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