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Veppalaikatti | veppalai katti recipe

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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VEPPALAIKATTI
Veppalakatti is a very traditional tamil brahmin recipe which i have always seen in a store in my home town, where they sell Applams, vadams and vathals.  My amma always buys from there and if you are wondering from the name what it is, it is a dish made with Lime leaves and used as a pickle kind of side dish for Curd rice. A friend of mine shared this recipe with me recently, when i was telling her that i was left with few lime leaves after trying the Thai green curry.

Veppalai katti 1
INGREDIENTS:

LIME LEAVES 12-14
RED CHILLI 7-8
OMAM | AJWAIN 1/2 TSP
SALT TO TASTE
ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
LIME JUICE FEW DROPS (OPTIONAL)

veppalaikatti 2
METHOD:

  • Wash and pat dry the lime leaves. Tear the leaf and take out the middle stem.
  • Take it out for all the leaves.
lime leaves Kafir lime leaves
  • Grind this in a mixer along with red chilli, omam, asafoetida and salt.(no need to roast any ingredient)
lime leaves veppalai katti
  • after a day or 2 the color will change to brown. So no need to worry about that.
  • If adding lemon juice add it while grinding. I didn’t add. Store it in the refrigerator and handle with a clean dry spoon always.

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20 comments

Sowmya Madhavan June 21, 2013 - 5:56 am

I have had this number of times ..but never knew it was so easy to make..thanks for sharing..

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Kalpana Sareesh June 21, 2013 - 6:59 am

had tis upmteen times never knew its made of lime leaves thot its made of neem leaves.. thanks for such a wonderful recipe.. will try it once i find lime leaves.. my hubby loves it so much but store bought r always high on salt .. thanks a ton..

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Sona S June 21, 2013 - 7:11 am

Love it, esp. with curd rice. Never knew it is made of lime leaves.

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Shama Nagarajan June 21, 2013 - 7:20 am

good interesting one

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CHITRA June 21, 2013 - 8:27 am

Very new to me. sounds yummy..

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Veena Theagarajan June 21, 2013 - 8:54 am

wow! looks so flavourful

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Sapana Behl June 21, 2013 - 9:40 am

New to me ! Looks so fresh and flavorful..

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Akila June 21, 2013 - 9:55 am

Very new to me n Interesting.

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prathibha Garre June 21, 2013 - 12:38 pm

new to me..looks nice

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uma v hari June 21, 2013 - 2:09 pm

I am informed that the original veppalikatti is made of Narthangai leaves . Is it true?

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Saranya Raghavan December 6, 2017 - 10:04 am

i think she was using naarthangaai leaf

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Divya Shivaraman June 21, 2013 - 3:39 pm

heard stories about the benefits of this…really interesting to know

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Shanthi June 22, 2013 - 2:56 pm

very new and interesting….

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Lekha June 25, 2013 - 3:02 am

I have an doubt is this recepie done with pan leaves or lime leaves

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Satheesh Ragupathi August 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Hi mam, thank u for wonderful blog… In this many of them adding curry leave … y u didn't add… ?

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jeyashri suresh August 25, 2014 - 7:56 am

Thanks, you can add if you want.

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kirthiga manoj April 22, 2015 - 7:39 am

Good

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Ishwarya Krishnan June 6, 2015 - 3:28 am

my mom always makes this at home.. but she uses narthangai leaves.. moreover she adds curry leaves and tamarind to it and makes balls.. also the ones we get in palakkad agraharam are made of these ingredients..

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sangeetha vasudevan April 1, 2018 - 2:38 pm

lemon leaves or narthangai leaves. can we make in lemon leaves ?

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Jeyashris Kitchen April 8, 2018 - 2:22 pm

It's narthangai leaves,not lemon leaves.

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