Zesty Lemon Leaves Powder

18 Dec

Nimmaku Karam


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.

2 Responses to “Zesty Lemon Leaves Powder”

  1. Tanuja December 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    This was a really unique powder… never knew lemon leaves could be used this way… really amazing…. i think i’ll try it at once….
    and i guess we using the tender leaves would result in much more aroma….

  2. Mrs.Chithramuthy January 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    We tried Zesty Lemon Leaves Powder.The recipe is simply superb.We have made many times now and all our relatives have been given the Zesty Lemon Leaves Powder and every one enjoyed it
    Thanks for the Recipe.
    Mrs Chithramurthy

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