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Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney

Ingredients for karivepaku chutney 


  • 1 large cup of curry leaves (thoroughly washed and drained)
  • 3 to 4 green chillies
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 tea spoon jeera
  • 1 tea spoon urad dal
  • 2 tea spoons chana dal
  • 1/2 methi
  • 1 tea spoon rai
  • 1 table spoon jaggery or sugar
  • 1 tea spoon salt (as per taste)
  • 1/2 lemon size tamarind
  • 4 to 5 garlic pods
  • 1 and 1/2 table spoon oil

Dals, rai ,jeera and chillies being fried for Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney


Heat a table spoon of oil in a pan.  Add rai, jeera, methi, urad dal and chana dal.  Fry until the chana dal changes color to golden.  Now add red chillies and green chillies.  Fry fro few sec. and remove the ingredients into a bowl and allow to cool. 

Curry leaves being fried for Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney

Now in the same oil fry the curry leaves in a medium flame adding tamarind and little salt.  Stir.  When the leaves are cooked switch off the flame and let it cool.

Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney being grinded

First grind the fried dals, and chillies finely in a mixie.  No need to add water. 

Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney being grinded    

Now add the fried curry leaves, garlic pods, salt to taste and jaggery.  Grind to paste and remove it into a bowl.

Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney    

Heat 1/2 table spoon oil in a pan.  Add 1/4 tspn mustard, 1/4 tspn urad dal,  1/4 tspn jeera, a red chilli and few curry leaves.  Fry the thadka and add it to the chutney.

Andhra's Karivepaku Pachadi/Curry leaves chutney/Kadi patta ki chutney is ready.......Serve with steamed rice or rotis.

Karivepaku/Kadi patta Chutney

By Mrs Uma ramana

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