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)

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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

  1. 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..

  2. 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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