Curry leaves chutney recipe with step by step photos – This recipe of vegan kadi patta chutney is borrowed from a friend. Once he had made this chutney for us and he had learnt if from his aunt.
On a visit to his home once, he made this chutney along with us. This curry leaves chutney stays good for a week in the fridge and our friend used to make this chutney in large amounts and would have it with breads and rotis. We liked the chutney so much that I have made it many times now.
This is a versatile chutney and you can serve it with any Indian snack be it pakoras, upma, as a sandwich spread, dhokla, idli, dosa or vada.
Apart from curry leaves which is the main ingredient, fresh coconut and roasted bengal gram (chana dal) are also added. An easy chutney to make. There is no tempering done and this is also a no onion and no garlic recipe.
In hindi, curry leaves are known as Kadi patta. curry leaves are added to most tadka or tempering in South Indian dishes. They add their aroma and flavor to the dish in ways which you can only know once you have made and had a dish tempered with curry leaves.
Curry leaves Are known for their digestive properties. they are also good for improving eyesight, in reducing weight and excellent for healthy & shiny hair. This is the reason they are also added to coconut oil which is applied on the head.
Curry leaves are an essential ingredient in South Indian cuisine and nowadays many people in north India also have started using these leaves. Although, it is not so easy to get these healthy leaves in north India unless you have your own tree.
This Curry leaves chutney goes very well with most South Indian tiffin snacks. I had served the Kadi patta chutney with rava idli.
One of the easiest ways you can use curry leaves in your diet is either add them in your tempering for dals, rasam, sambar or make this easy curry leaves chutney.
How to make curry leaves chutney
1. Rinse and then dry 1 cup curry leaves or kadi patta with a clean kitchen towel.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan.
3. Then add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon urad dal.
4. Allow the mustard seeds to crackle and the urad dal to get a reddish brown.
5. Then add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds. Then add ½ inch ginger (chopped), 1 or 2 green chilies (chopped) and a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
6. Stir and fry the leaves with continuous stirrings till they become slightly crisp.
7. Don’t brown them as this would make the chutney bitter. let this mixture cool down.
8. Then in a chutney grinder, add the curry leaves mixture with some salt and water.
9. Also add ½ cup grated coconut, 1 tablespoon roasted chana dal and salt as per taste. If you do not have roasted chana dal, then skip it. Or else you can saute the chana dal along with urad dal till they turn golden in step 4 as shown above.
10. You can make a thick chutney or a chutney with medium consistency. So add water accordingly.
11. Grind all the ingredients to a smooth chutney.
12. Pour in a serving bowl.
Serve the Curry leaves chutney with upma, pakora, idli, dosa or medu vada or any snack.
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Curry Leaves Chutney
- 1 cup curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon urad dal (husked black gram)
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ inch ginger
- 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
- ½ cup grated coconut
- 1 tablespoon roasted chana dal (roasted bengal gram) - optional
- 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- salt as required
- Rinse and dry the curry leaves or kadi patta with a clean kitchen towel.
- Heat oil in a frying pan.
- Then add mustard seeds and urad dal.
- Allow the mustard seeds to crackle and the urad dal to get a reddish brown.
- Add the cumin seeds. Then add the ginger, green chilies. Mix very well.
- Then add curry leaves. Stir and fry the leaves with continuous stirrings till they become slightly crisp.
- Don't brown them as this would make the chutney bitter. let this mixture cool down.
- Then in a chutney grinder, add the curry leaves mixture with some salt and water.
- Also add the grated coconut and roasted chana dal.
- You can make a thick chutney or a chutney with medium consistency. So add water accordingly.
- Grind all the ingredients to a smooth chutney.
- Pour in a serving bowl and serve the curry leaves chutney with upma, pakora, idli, dosa or medu vada or any snack.