Karivepaku Podi is a curry leaves powder from Andhra Pradesh. It is a great way to include a healthy dose of nutritious curry leaves in your diet beside being absolutely delicious. :)
Over medium flame, heat 1.5 tsp oil.
Add udad dal and chana dal. Fry till light brown.
Add red chillies and fry for a few seconds.
Add coriander seeds and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes, till the coriander seeds start to turn brown and are aromatic.
Remove into a plate and set aside.
Let the kadai cool.
Over low flame, heat 1.5 tsp oil.
Add the curry leaves and stir-fry for about 8 to 10 minutes till the curry leaves are crisp.
Remove into a plate and let cool to room temperature.
Grind the fried dal, coriander seeds, chillies, salt and tamarind to a coarse powder.
Add the fried curry leaves and grind for a 5 to 7 seconds at the lowest speed so that the curry leaves also become a coarse powder.
Store in an air-tight bottle.
Mix with warm rice topped with ghee and enjoy!