Monday, April 1, 2013

KARUVEPILLAI THOKKU | CURRY LEAVES THOKKU

Few days back one of my friend made this karuvepillai thokku and when she visited me on the same day she packed me some karuvepillai thokku and it tasted awesome with plain rice and with Curd Rice too. As usual i noted down the recipe from and tried it on the very next day and it turned out like the same thokku which she has given me. So lets us learn today how to make karuvepillai Thokku.

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INGREDIENTS: [ YIELDS 1 AND 1/2 CUP]

CURRY LEAVES 2 CUPS (LOOSELY PACKED)
CHANNA DAL 4 TBLSP
CORIANDER SEEDS 4 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 8-9
ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1/2 CUP
JAGGERY A SMALL PIECE
SESAME OIL 1/4 CUP

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METHOD:

  • Wash the curry leaves and pat dry them.
  • In a pan,add channa dal, coriander seeds , red chilli and the curry leaves and roast this till the dal turns brown. roast in a medium low flame without burning it.
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  • Switch off the flame and add asafoetida and salt.
  • allow this to cool. Make this into fine powder in a mixer.
  • Take thick extract of tamarind water by soaking a small gooseberry size tamarind in hot water.
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  • In a pan add oil and add the tamarind water and add the ground curry leaves powder to this.
  • Add salt,tamarind water and jaggery.
  • Keep the flame low and let this comes to a thokku consistency.(semi thick)
  • Stir it in between.

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  • This can be stored in the refrigerator for 10 days. always use clean spoon dry spoon.
  • this tastes well with rotis too.

  Karuvepillai Thokku 1    

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26 comments:

  1. I can bet this would have tasted great....

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  2. well go withcurd rice sometimes i take as such ! or roll it in dosai and haveit ! good click

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  3. looks so yummy. Perfect for curd rice.. I do it also.. easy way to include curry leaves as part of our diet

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  4. Perfect healthy thokku,yumm:)

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  5. Looks nice...great with anything for me

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  6. Hot Rice with thokku and some chips/appalam, i m settled for the day!!! :) Looks awesome n Mouth-watering clicks!!! :)

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  7. looks tempting...good combo for curd rice..lovely clicks

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  8. Looks awesome, you have done it very well..

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  9. Just mouthwatering...looks yummy & delicious!

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  10. A prefect pair for curd rice,love it very much.

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  11. Nice recipe & great clicks!!

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  12. Looks too good Jeyahsri....Must have been really fragrant and flavorful

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  13. i loove this as a side for rice..was having it for the first time after i got married . my mil used to make it..she stil does make n keep some for me each time we go down for vacation.

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  14. It was super yummy, I enjoyed each and every pinch of it you gave me :) Ah! good to have a food blogger friend ;D

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  15. Delicious and very inviting... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog... http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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  16. I buy from grand sweets..but too much oil...good to make it at home..

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  17. wow!! I'm sure it would have tasted yum! I'm drooling here...

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  18. good color iam going to try this now

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  19. is there any replacement for jaggery?

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  20. Love it.. I have book marked it.. will try soon

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  21. Typical Pathiyam recipe. Nice one Jey.

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  22. I like this method too. I'l give a try. Till now i used thoku from Shanthi ji's blog

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  23. Excellent thokku. We used to do in the same way. It is very good for health. Kariveppilai content lot if iron and other minerals. It has medicinal value. Keep rocking jey.

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