Kariveppilai Thokku

This Kariveppilai thokku is similar to Puzhi Kaichal and can be mixed with hot rice and served for lunch or dinner. This Kariveppilai thokku is also a great side dish for yoghurt rice (curd rice).

Kariveppilai Thokku

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: Chutney, PickleCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This Kariveppilai thokku is similar to Puzhi Kaichal and can be mixed with hot rice and served for lunch or dinner


  • To Grind:
  • Curry leaves (Kariveppilai) – 2 cups

  • Tamarind – a small lemon size

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece

  • To Powder:
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon

  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida – A small gooseberry size

  • Red chillies – 8 Nos

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon

  • For seasoning:
  • Gingelly oil – 1/2 cup

  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • First grind the curry leaves, tamarind, ginger to a coarse paste.
  • Fry the items to be powdered in a teaspoon of oil separately, cool it and powder it.
  • In a kadai pour the oil and when it is hot, add mustard. When it pops up add curry leaves and curry leaves paste along with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Fry the paste for five minutes on low flame. Then add the ground powder and fry again for a few minutes. The oil will float on top. Switch off the stove and let it cool.
  • Store the prepared Kariveppilai thokku in a jar.


  1. ithu grand sweetsla bottle ah kidaikum thane.Ennaku romba pidikum.Aana inga americala curry leaves romba costly.But sureah try panren.

  2. hi,

    how long can it be stored if refrigrated..

  3. Hi,

    It will stay good even without refrigeration for about a week. If you refrigerate, it may stay for a month of so. However, you have to use dry spoon and should not touch with hand.

  4. It came out well and is tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. U have not mentioned the items to be powdered. Sorry found the ingredients.

  6. S.Ramanathan

    A very good recepie. A tasty tounge twister.

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