Karuveppilai Thogaiyal

Curry leaves are packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves help your heart function better, fights infections and can enliven your hair and skin with vitality.


Karuveppilai or curry leaves       2 handfuls
Channa dal                                    1 tbsp
White whole urad dal                   1½ tbsp
Dry red chili                                   4
Garlic                                              4 pods
Ginger                                              1/2 inch
Tamarind                                          small  gooseberry size
Hing/Asafoetida                         1 tsp
Oil  1 tbsp
Salt                                                         to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Fry Channa dal, urad dal until aromatic
  3. Add dry red chili, garlic, ginger, tamarind and curry leaves fry until it is crisp
  4. Off the flame and add salt and hing.
  5. Once the mixture cools down, blend it in Thogaiyal consistency.
  6. Use gingely oil/Ghee to mix Karuveppilai Thogaiyal with rice.

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