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Zesty Lemon Leaves Powder

18 Dec

nimmaku_karam
Nimmaku Karam

Ingredients:

Lemon Leaves 5 medium
Coriander Seeds 4 tbsps
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Tamarind 1 inch sized ball
Whole Red Chiles 3
Garlic 3 cloves
Curry Leaves around 20 leaves
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Clean, wash, pat dry and roughly chop fresh lemon leaves.
Peel and roughly chop garlic cloves.

Heat oil in a pan, add coriander seeds, red chiles, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Once the spices are aromatic, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Grind the roasted spices along with tamarind, lemon leaves, garlic and salt into powder.
Store tight and serve with idly, dosa, rice etc…

Notes: Lemon leaves powder, if stored for long loses its aroma.