ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.
I was eager to post this recipe from long time, but couldn't prepare it since I had a stock of some other chutney powders. This recipe is from a Kannada recipe book which I referred sometime back. As we all know, using curry leaves in our daily food is very good for health. Especially for diabetic patients, it is very good to use curry leaves in their daily diet.
In most of the Indian curries, we use curry leaves for seasoning. Some people prefer to use curry leaves powder in cooking to make sure that all the people will eat them :) Other than regular cooking, we can prepare different varieties of powders using curry leaves, which goes well with rice or chapathi. Here is the recipe of Chutney Powder using curry leaves which is a healthy combination with dosa, roti or chapathi.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Dried curry leaves - 10 strands (see note)
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Desiccated coconut - 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies 6 - 7
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste
For Seasoning: Oil - 2 tsp, mustard seeds - 1 tsp, pinch of asafoetida
Dry roast all the ingredients first. Roast the dried curry leaves in a heavy bottom pan for 4 - 5 minutes.
Roast chana dal and urad dal separately till golden brown.
Roast the dry red chillies nicely. Once they are almost done, add desiccated coconut and saute for 2 minutes.
Combine all the roasted ingredients; add salt, sugar and amchur powder. Transfer them to mixie jar and make a fine powder.
Heat oil in a wok and add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Once mustard seeds start spluttering, switch off the flame and pour this seasoning on the chutney powder and mix well.
Healthy and delicious chutney powder is ready now. Taste it with dosa or chapathi!
To preserve this chutney powder for longer time, refrigerate it in an airtight bottle.
Note: Don't dry the curry leaves under direct sunlight; its enough if you keep them in a warm place. Else, you can use oven for drying them.