Karivepaku Podi | Andhra Curry Leaves Powder in a bowl on a blue background
Karivepaku Podi | Andhra Curry Leaves Powder
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Cooling Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

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. :)

Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: Andhra Pradesh, Indian Food, South Indian
Keyword: Andhra Curry Leaves Powder, Curry Leaves, Karivepaku Podi, Karvepillai Podi
Author: Aruna
  • 1 Cup Curry Leaves (~45 gms)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tbsp Udad Dal
  • 1/2" Ball Tamarind
  • 4-5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 3 tsp Oil (Sesame preferred)
  • Salt to Taste
  1. Over medium flame, heat 1.5 tsp oil.

  2. Add udad dal and chana dal. Fry till light brown.

  3. Add red chillies and fry for a few seconds.

  4. Add coriander seeds and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes, till the coriander seeds start to turn brown and are aromatic.

  5. Remove into a plate and set aside.

  6. Let the kadai cool.

  7. Over low flame, heat 1.5 tsp oil.

  8. Add the curry leaves and stir-fry for about 8 to 10 minutes till the curry leaves are crisp.

  9. Remove into a plate and let cool to room temperature.

  10. Grind the fried dal, coriander seeds, chillies, salt and tamarind to a coarse powder.

  11. 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. 

  12. Store in an air-tight bottle.

  13. Mix with warm rice topped with ghee and enjoy!