Curry leaves are very rich in vitamin A,B,C.Curry is an Indian spice that is extensively used in cooking. Curry helps your body fight infection and is perfect for the monsoon season.The leaves can be fried or dried before consumption.I sometimes add them to daal and stir fries.I like to boil curry leaves in coconut oil .This makes an organic recipe for long dark shiny hair.More on this on my lifestyle blog theclosetweekly.com. This lovely oxidant to curries gives an earthy aroma and flavour.Curry leaves are good for your liver and skin (read detox). I found that curry powder tastes best with some steamed rice.
I make sure that the curry leaves are free of dirt and insects.I wash them and then pat dry with some kitchen towels.Since it’s the rainy season you might have tiny insects or worms. Trust me going the extra mile for cleaning is worth it.Clean leaves prolong the shelf life of the spice mix powder.Here is how my curry leaves look right after they hit the pan.The beautiful dark green colour of the leaves is like visual eye candy.
Yes I was a bit clumsy and got curry powder all over my countertops.A lot of cleanup after , so here is a tip, spread some tissues or newspaper prior to filling this on your slab,table countertop what have you.Save yourself time and energy to clean the mess after.Well **confession** I don’t like cleaning up after a hearty meal, so I prefer cleaning while I am cooking.Its just so hard to fight the temptation to just savour the meal than spend 10minutes cleaning up.Not to mention while this makes your meal lose its perfect temperature.
Truth be told this is not my original recipe, I tasted this curry leaf powder in a restaurant in Bangalore.As you can guess I found it absolutely delicious.Add this powder along with a generous splash of ghee to steamed rice.I like to eat it with fresh curd or with pickle .This curry powder stays well for atleast 2 months.It should be kept in a cool, dry and airtight environment.So without further adieu let’s get to it.
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