Curry leaves is used in most of the recipes in south India. Curry leaves is supposed to be very good for reducing acidity, control of diabetes, lower bad cholesterol, controls premature greying of hair etc. In curries generally these leaves are used for tempering/seasoning and it is not eaten and most often discarded. But the major benefit of this becomes available to our body only when we consume it. Here I present a chutney powder which is very tasty and healthy and we can have as a side dish for rice, gruel, dosa, idly etc..
Grated coconut 1 cup
Red chilly 10 to 12
Curry leaves ½ cup
Tamarind small piece
Salt to taste.
Wash and clean curry leaves and dry them with kitchen towel and keep aside.
Dry roast the grated coconut till light brown, then add red chilly, tamarind, salt and curry leaves fry till nice aroma comes and coconut becomes dark brown.
Roast them in low flame so that it does not get burnt.
Let it cool completely .
Then make fine powder without adding water.
Store in air tight container.
You can store this in room temperature for 15 to 20 day.
Serve this healthy curry leaves chutney with rice or dosa, idly .