Kariveppilai Thokku (Curry Leaves Thokku)
I recently visited my hometown and stayed there for sometime. I felt some indigestion and my elderly neighbor who is an Iyengar suggested to have Kariveppilai Thokku (Curry Leaves Thokku). Curry leaves with sundakaai will help in indigestion. Just a plain rice with Kariveppilai Thokku (Curry Leaves Thokku) a healthy dish to keep up our stomach healthy.
Curry leaf is an essential ingredient in Indian cooking especially in South India. However, it’s customary for most of us to simply remove and throw the leaf from our food and not consume it. Curry Leaves has lots of medicinal values. Apart from adding curry leaves in rasam, sambar and other temperings, we can make use of its medicinal values by making this delicious thokku. This thokku when served with hot steaming rice with a topping of sesame oil is a dainty dish. Also there is no chance of discarding the leaves as we are grinding it for thokku so we could get benefited from the nutritional richness of curry leaves. Also this thokku is a travel friendly recipe. If we plan to travel and take home made food, this would be a great companion. We can use it as a side dish for curd rice or even if we get a plain rice ,we can mix and eat also we can use this as a side dish for roti.
|Preparation Time||5 mins|
|Cooking Time||20 mins|
|Curry Leaves||5 fist fill|
|Tamarind||1 small lemon size|
|Gingelly Oil||1 teaspoon|
|Mustard seeds||1 teaspoon|