Curry Leaves Chutney/ Kadi Patta Chutney

Curry leaves are a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine, known for their unique flavor and aroma. These small, shiny leaves come from the curry tree, which is native to India and Sri Lanka. While they are commonly used in curry dishes, curry leaves can also be found in a variety of other Indian and Southeast Asian recipes.

In addition to their culinary uses, curry leaves have also been used for their medicinal properties for centuries. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and are believed to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-diabetic properties. Some studies have even suggested that curry leaves may help lower cholesterol levels and improve digestion.

Curry leaves are typically added to dishes at the beginning of the cooking process, where they release their flavor and aroma into the dish. They have a slightly bitter and pungent taste, which adds depth and complexity to the dish. Curry leaves are often paired with other aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, and mustard seeds to create a flavorful base for curries, soups, and stews.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate curry leaves into your cooking is to fry them in hot oil until they are crisp and fragrant, then add them to your dish as a garnish. This simple technique can add a burst of flavor to any dish, from vegetables to meats to rice dishes.

If you’re looking to experiment with curry leaves in your cooking, consider trying out some traditional Indian recipes like curry leaf rice or you can also add curry leaves to soups, stir-fries, and marinades for a unique and exotic touch.

Overall, curry leaves are a versatile and aromatic herb that can add depth and complexity to your dishes. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home chef looking to spice up your meals, curry leaves are a great ingredient to have on hand in your kitchen. So next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to pick up a bunch of fresh curry leaves and start experimenting with this flavorful herb in your cooking.

In India especially Chutneys are made with fresh ingredients like coriander, chillies, coconut, curry leaves as also dates & tamarind that can be kept for some days in the fridge and had it alongside the meals or the snacks or even applied on bread to make a sandwich. it is such a versatile condiment and is now popular throughout the world.

I love using fresh ingredients which have a major significance in Ayurveda & Naturopathy as I am a great Fan of these Indian Sciences which have been here since Centuries & are so precise.

Today I am going to be sharing my recipe of the Curry leaves Chutney which is not only delicious but also very healthy; makes your food more appetizing

Ayurveda gives a lot of importance to Curry leaves especially for the treatment of Diabetes or high blood sugar.Curry leaves are used in most of the Indian regional food and the benefits are manifold. They help your heart function better, fight infections, good for your liver and for glowing skin and shining hair.

Ingredients for the Curry Leaves Chutney

  1. 1 cup curry leaves ( very fresh & green) + 12 leaves
  2. Half cup fresh grated coconut
  3. 1/4 cup Chana Dalia ( roasted split Chana dal )
  4. 1 tbsp til / white sesame seeds
  5. 1tsp udad dal/ split white gram
  6. 2 green chillies
  7. A small piece of Ginger
  8. 1 tsp Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  9. Juice of half a lemon
  10. Half to 1 cup of water
  11. Salt to taste

Method for the Curry Leaves Chutney

In a frying pan, heat the ghee, add the split white gram/ udad dal, sesame seeds, Chana Dalia & stir-fry for a minute.

Add the freshly grated coconut, 1cup curry leaves & stir-fry for a minute again.

Allow to cool

Remove the above mix in a mixer jar, add salt, lemon juice, 12 fresh curry leaves, ginger, water & blend well.

The Curry leaves Chutney is ready to be served…

You can serve this along with any snacks or meals, also tastes good with Idli or Dosa as well as a dip for your salad or crackers.

I love this Chutney which is both Healthy & Delicious. You will too!!!




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