Karuvepillai is one healthy ingredient we use in our cooking. But sadly we pick and throw it. Its rich in iron, so I always want to consume it, not for anything, just for the sake of hair fall and now to avoid grey hair . My mom used to have curry leaves plant in our back yard, but sadly it is not that big tree that we can get leaves from it, we just tried very hard to keep it alive. After coming here, I too planted one in a pot from the berries I got from my SIL here and it was really growing decently. And I used to make use of it for emergencies when I run out of curry leaves. But once when I came for vacation to Chennai, it wilted and died. So now a days, when I have lots of curry leaves either form little india or from Fairprice pack, I try making something like karuvepillai kuzhambu, karuvepillai podi… Sadam is in my list for so long, I have a version with garlic, but my MIL told to try this version. I tried after long time she said and loved it very much too. It was completely different from my karuveppilai podi. Packed this for Vj’s lunch box. So makes an easy lunch box too.
Flavorful curry leaves rice is ready, this is healthy for your family too! Serve with any poriyal, curry, kootu or vadams.