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Tender Tamarind Leaves Powder

29 Dec

Chintachiguru Podi


Tender Tamarind Leaves 2 cups packed
Coriander Seeds 2 tbsps
Curry Leaves 10
Whole Red Chiles 4
Tamarind 1 inch sized ball
Garlic 4 cloves
Oil 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Clean, wash and pat dry tamarind leaves.
Peel and roughly chop garlic pods.

Heat a pan on medium-low flame, add dried tamarind leaves and roast them for around 3 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan on medium-low flame, add whole red chiles, coriander seeds, curry leaves and garlic cloves.
Fry all the ingredients until aromatic (abt. 2 min) and cool them to room temperature.

In a grinder, add all cooled fried ingredients along with tamarind and grind them into fine powder.
Now add roasted tamarind leaves, salt and grind everything into powder.
Store tight in a clean jar and this tamarind leaves powder stays for months.
Serve with steamed rice and dollop of ghee or idly or dosa, etc…

Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the spices.